The Diversity Immigrant Visa program is a United States congressionally mandated lottery program for receiving a United States Permanent Resident Card. It is also known as the Green Card Lottery. The lottery is administered on an annual basis by the Department of State and conducted under the terms of Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Section 131 of the Immigration Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101-649) amended INA 203 to provide for a new class of immigrants known as “diversity immigrants” (DV immigrants). The Act makes available 50,000 permanent resident visas annually to persons from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States.

When will entries for the DV-2010 program be accepted?

The DV-2010 Lottery online entry begins at Noon EDT on October 2, 2008, and ends at Noon EST on December 1, 2008. The English version of the DV-2010 Lottery Instructions is available in PDF format for your convenience. The Press Release for the 2010 Diversity Visa Lottery Registration is now available.

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Electronic Diversity Visa Lottery

Additional information about the lottery can be found on the Travel.State.Gov website, see DV-2010 Lottery Instructions

DV Program

The Congressionally mandated Diversity Immigrant Visa Program makes available 50,000 permanent resident visas annually, drawn from random selection among all entries to persons who meet strict eligibility requirements from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States.

Click on the links for information on the Diversity Visa Program.

Diversity Visa Lottery Instructions
DV Results
List of Occupations
Kentucky Consular Center Information

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Green Card Issues