Diversity Visa Lottery (DV 2019)
The Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery (also known as the Green Card Lottery) makes up to 50,000 immigrant visas available annually, drawn from a random selection among all entries and given to individuals who are from countries with low rates of immigration to the U.S. This program is administered by the State Department. More information about eligibility criteria, including excluded countries, is posted on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website.
Online registration for the diversity visa 2019 program began on October 18, 2017, at 12:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time, and will end on November 22, 2017, at 12:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time. See the Diversity Visa Program Instructions website for instructions and any available translations.
This is a free lottery, and no fee is required unless you are selected and begin filing for U.S. permanent residency.