The information in this section refers to the processing requirements for the DV-2018 program. Instructions for DV-2017 applicants can be found Click on this link to go to the official Visa Lottery Page
DV-2018 Program: Online Registration
DV-2018 Program: Online registration for the DV-2018 Program begins on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and concludes on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-4).
DV-2018 Program Instructions
The English version of the DV-2018 Program Instructions in PDF format are provided for your convenience and required use. The English language version of the DV-2018 Program Instructions is the only official version. Unofficial translations in additional languages will be added to this webpage as they become available.
Note: As indicated in the instructions, for the purposes of eligibility some countries include components and dependent areas overseas. If you are a native of a dependency or overseas territory, please select the appropriate country of eligibility. For example, natives of Macau S.A.R should select Portugal, and natives of Martinique should select France.
VISA ENTRANT INFORMATION
DATE OF BIRHT
CITY WHERE YOU WERE BORN
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
COUNTRY ELIGIBILITY OR CLAIM WITH COUNTRY OF BIRTH
PHOTOGRAPH: Acceptable—Photo is clear and in color, reproduces skin tones accurately, and is properly exposed with no shadows. At least more than 600x 600 pixels. E.g.:
COUNTRY YOU LIVE TODAY
HIGHEST LEVEL OF EDUCATION
NUMBER OF CHILDREN ..LIST ALL
CHILD #1 NAME LAST FIRST AND MIDLE
DATE OF BIRTH
COUNTRY OF BIRTH