Immigrant Visas: Diversity Visa Program

Registration period for DV-2021 is open


The online registration period for the Diversity Visa Program (DV-2021) will open for entries on October 2, 2019, and will close on November 5, 2019.  Applicants must submit entries electronically during the registration period using the electronic DV entry form (E-DV) at To find out whether you qualify to submit an entry, please review carefully the DV-2021 instructions.

Registration for the DV program is free.  Paper entries will not be accepted.  The law allows only one entry by person during the registration period.  Entrants who submit more than one entry will be disqualified.

It is extremely important that applicants retain their confirmation page and unique confirmation number.  They can check their status starting May 5, 2020 using their DV-2021 entry confirmation number into the Entrant Status Check available at, to determine whether their entry was selected.


Diversity Visa Fraud Warning:

Don’t be a victim-Get information from the official source.


There are many scams surrounding DV program. Some websites attempt to mislead customers, posing as providers of official U.S. government information.  The only official way to apply for the DV program is directly through the official U.S. Department of State website at during the specified and limited registration period.

The online DV entry application is simple and free of charge.  We strongly encourage entrants to complete the DV program entry without unnecessary cost or assistance.

Please note that the Department of State never uses email to notify entrants that they are selected for the DV program.  For DV-2021, notification of selection is only available by directly accessing Entrant Status Check on the E-DV website:   Any message that asks you to send money, by mail or by services such as Western Union, is a scam even if a legitimate Embassy address is provided.    You should not believe any email claiming you have been selected to apply for a visa under the DV program.  These malicious emails are sent to defraud individuals of their money.