Diversity Visa

Instructions for the 2025 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV-2025)

The Department of State is pleased to announce the dates for the DV-2025 Diversity Visa Program registration period.  Applicants must submit entries for the DV-2025 program at dvprogram.state.gov between noon, Eastern Daylight Time (19:00 Romania time), Wednesday, October 4, 2023, and noon, Eastern Standard Time (19:00 Romania time), Tuesday, November 7, 2023.

Important:  In prior years, the Department asked applicants to provide information from a valid, unexpired passport at the time of DV entry.  Entrants are currently not required to have a valid passport when they submit their DV entry. 

Photo: Entrants must submit a photo taken within the last six months that is compliant with specifications published in the DV-2025 Instructions.  Entries that include the same photo submitted with a previous year’s entry or that do not meet specifications will render the entrant ineligible for a DV.

The online registration is free!

Complete instructions can be found on the Department of State’s public webpage at usvisas.state.gov/dv/instructions.

Instructions for the 2024 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV-2024)

The Department of State is pleased to announce the dates for the DV-2024 Diversity Visa Program registration period.  Applicants must submit entries for the DV-2024 program at dvprogram.state.gov between noon, Eastern Daylight Time (19:00 Romania time), Wednesday, October 5, 2022, and noon, Eastern Standard Time (19:00 Romania time), Tuesday, November 8, 2022.

Important:  In prior years, the Department asked applicants to provide information from a valid, unexpired passport at the time of DV entry.  Entrants are no longer required to have a valid passport at the time of submitting their DV entry.

Photo: Entrants must submit a photo taken within the last six months that is compliant with specifications published in the DV-2024 Instructions.  Entries that include the same photo submitted with a previous year’s entry or that do not meet specifications will render the entrant ineligible for a DV.

The online registration is free!

Complete instructions can be found on the Department of State’s public webpage at usvisas.state.gov/dv/instructions.