Diversity Visa Lottery Registration Now Open

The program grants green cards to more than 50,000 people

Oct 6, 2021

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If you’ve ever dreamed of immigrating to the United States, now could be your chance.

Registration opened Oct. 6 for the FY2023 Diversity Visa lottery, a program that grants green cards to more than 50,000 randomly selected people from around the world.

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The program, also known as the “green card lottery,” was established in 1990 to increase diversity in the United States. To qualify, you need to be a citizen of a country that has sent less than 50,000 immigrants to the United States over the past five years.

To enter the lottery, all you have to do is fill out a simple form online at dvprogram.state.gov. Registration closes on Tuesday, Nov. 9 at noon. The State Department recommends applying sooner rather than later, since high demand could cause website delays.

The winners are chosen at random by a computer, which allocates a certain number of visas to each region of the world. You can check the status of your application starting on May 8, 2022 using the Entrant Status Check link on the Diversity Visa webpage.

For more information, check out Boundless’ detailed guide on the Diversity Visa program and this article on the 2022 Diversity Visa winners.

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