The 2014 Diversity Visa Lottery

Do you dream of moving to the United States?

The 2014 Diversity Visa Lottery One-Month Registration Period Starts on October 2, 2012

The registration period for the 2014 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2014) will open on October 2, 2012, and will close on November 3, 2012.

Applicants must submit entries electronically using the electronic DV entry form which will be available during the registration period (as of October 2) at Paper entries will not be accepted.

Registration for the Diversity Visa Lottery is free of charge. Only one entry per individual will be accepted. Individuals who submit multiple entries will be automatically disqualified.

As in previous years, a total of 55,000 Diversity Visas will be made available to persons from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States. For DV-2014, natives of the following countries are not eligible to apply because the countries sent more than 50,000 immigrants to the United States in the previous five years: Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (mainland-born), Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam.

The annual DV program makes visas available to persons meeting the simple, but strict, eligibility requirements. A computer-generated, random drawing will choose selectees for Diversity Visas.

For DV-2014, the Department of State will once again implement an online process to notify entrants of their selection, and to provide information about the immigrant visa application and interview. Beginning May 1, 2013, DV-2014 entrants will be able to use their unique confirmation number provided at registration to check online through Entry Status Check at to see if their entry was selected.

Successful entrants will receive instructions for how to apply for immigrant visas for themselves and their eligible family members.

As a reminder, participation in the DV Lottery is free of charge. The Department of State advises the public of a notable increase in fraudulent emails and letters sent to Diversity Visa (DV) program (Visa Lottery) applicants. The scammers behind these fraudulent emails and letters are posing as the U.S. government in an attempt to extract payment from DV applicants. The U.S. government will never ask you to send payment in advance by check, money order, or wire transfer.