Online FY 2021 Diversity Lottery registration began on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at noon (EDT) and ends on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at noon (EDT). This year, 55,000 Diversity Visas (DVs) will be available. The Diversity Lottery provides visas to people from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the U.S.
There is no cost to register but individuals may not submit more than one application. Doing so will lead to disqualification. Eligibility requirements are set out on the Diversity Lottery website.
This year, individuals from the following countries are not eligible because they do not have historically low rates of immigration to the U.S.:
Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (mainland-born), Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam.
Persons born in Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, and Taiwan are eligible.
Eligible individuals may apply at www.dvlottery.state.gov.