Diversity Visa


DV Program 2022 – Entry Instructions

The DV-2022 program registration period will run from noon, EDT on October 7, 2020, through noon, EST November 10, 2020.

Please refer to the DV-2022 Instructions for complete program rules and answers to Frequently Asked Questions from entrants.  A guide to DV-2022 can also be found here.

The Immigration Act of 1990 established the Diversity Visa (DV) program, where 55,000 immigrant visas would be available in an annual lottery, starting in fiscal year 1995. The lottery aims to diversify the immigrant population in the United States, by selecting applicants mostly from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States in the previous five years.