USCIS has announced that the 2020 Diversity Lottery will open for registration at noon EST on October 3, 2018 and run until noon EST on November 6, 2018.  Fifty thousand green cards will be available.

Eligibility requirements are set out in the Federal Register. This year, individuals from the following countries are not eligible:  Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (mainland-born), Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, UK (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam.

Eligible individuals may apply at dvlottery.state.gov.