The U.S. Department of State has officially opened the Diversity Visa (DV) lottery program for the fiscal year 2024. The DV lottery program, also known as the Green Card Lottery, is a chance for individuals from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States to apply for permanent residence.
The filing period for the FY 2024 lottery runs from May 6, 2023 to June 5, 2023. Foreign nationals can submit their lottery entries online during this designated time period.
To be eligible for the lottery, applicants must be from a country with a low rate of immigration to the United States, and they must have at least a high school education or two years of work experience in a qualifying field.
Applicants can apply for the DV lottery online by completing the electronic form available on the official website of the U.S. Department of State at https://dvprogram.state.gov/. Applicants must provide personal information, such as their name, date of birth, country of birth, and contact information.
After submitting their entries, applicants will receive a confirmation number that they can use to check their lottery status online later in the year.
For FY 2024, the State Department will make up to 55,000 immigrant visas available through the DV lottery. If an entry is selected, the winner and their spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21 can apply for permanent residence in the United States.
The State Department reminds applicants to keep their confirmation number safe and to only submit one entry per person. Duplicate entries can result in disqualification from the lottery.
It is important to note that the State Department does not charge a fee to enter the DV lottery, and applicants should only use the official website to submit their entries. Beware of fraudulent websites or individuals claiming to offer assistance in the lottery process in exchange for a fee.
The opening of the DV lottery program for FY 2024 provides an opportunity for eligible individuals to apply for permanent residence in the United States. Applicants should submit their entries online between May 6 and June 5, 2023, and be cautious of fraudulent activities related to the lottery. Good luck to all those who apply!