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DV Program

American Diversity Visa Lottery

DV 2017 Program : Online registration for the DV 2017 Program will begin on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and concludes on TUESDAY, November 3, 2015 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EST) (GMT-5).

DV-2017 Program Instructions

The DV-2017 Program Instructions are now available. Please select the English version of the DV-2017 Program Instructions in PDF format for your convenience and required use. The English language version of the DV-2017 Program Instructions is the only official version. Unofficial translations in additional languages will become available below. Check back later for translations.

Diversity Visa Program Information

See the Diversity Visa Program webpage for information about:


Important Notification – All immigrant visa applicants with an interview scheduled on or after July 1, 2014, MUST create a profile at the following website before their interview and bring the printed confirmation of address registration to the visa interview.  Passports for all of the people included in the immigration case must be registered, and the printed confirmation must include information for every person and his or her passport. If the confirmation page(s) are not brought to the Embassy on the day of the interview or do not include information related to all of the people and passports, the visas will not be approved until confirmations with correct and complete information are provided.

The information entered in this profile will be used to return passports, visas and supplemental documents to an Aramex office of your choice, at no additional charge to you.  If you need assistance in creating your profile, please contact the Call Center phone numbers listed on the same website above.