Diversity Visa Lottery Entry Period Opened October 2, 2019

October 8, 2019

The entry period for the 2021 Diversity Visa Lottery began on October 2, 2019 at noon EST. Entries must be submitted electronically through the DIV Lottery website by November 5, 2019 at noon EST.

 

For 2021, there will be 50,000 diversity visas available through the lottery. To read more about the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, including eligibility requirements, please click here.

 

The Department of State has announced that natives of the following countries are not eligible to apply for 2021 because more than 50,000 natives of these countries immigrated to the United States in the previous five years:

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.

*Please note that the Department of State has removed Peru from this list, and added Guatemala

Persons born in Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, and Taiwan are eligible.


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