The Diversity Visa Program is a lottery program that enables applicants to have a chance at coming to the United States with a diversity visa. There’s a very limited window of time for people to register for the program. In 2022, the registration period opened on Oct. 5 and will close on Nov. 8.
The program for this year is known as DV2024 because people who are chosen this season will have to have to complete the steps to receive the visa by Sept. 30, 2024. There are specific considerations to think about if you’re entering this lottery.
What you need to know about the Diversity Visa Program
You can only submit one entry into the visa lottery. If it’s determined that you entered more than once, you will be disqualified from the program. The Department of State uses technology to determine whether people are providing multiple entries into this free registration process.
Once your entry is successfully completed, you will receive a confirmation number. You have to keep that number somewhere safe because you need it to find out the status of your entry. The confirmation number is also used for various steps through the program if you’re chosen to move forward in the process.
The Diversity Visa Program is only one of the options that people have to try to immigrate to the United States. Regardless of what method you’re using, you should ensure you have everything you’ll need for the application process. Working with someone who can stay abreast of the most recent policies and procedures may be helpful as you embark on this process.