DV 2019 Program

DV-2019 Program: Online processing for the DV-2019 Program begins on Tuesday, October 4, 2017 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and concludes on Monday, November 7, 2017 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-4).

DV-2019 Program Instructions

Select the English version of the DV-2019 Program Instructions in PDF format for your convenience and required use. The English language version of the DV-2019 Program Instructions is the only official version.

Important Notice

Same-sex spouses of U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), along with their minor children, are now eligible for the same immigration benefits as opposite-sex spouses. Consular officers at U.S. embassies and consulates will adjudicate their immigrant visa applications upon receipt of an approved I-130 or I-140 petition from USCIS. Diversity Visa applicants may include same-sex spouses in their initial entries or add spouses acquired after their initial registration. Those spouses who will follow-to-join DV 2019 applicants must make application on or before September 30, 2019. Spouses of DV 2019 applicants, even those not included in the initial entry, must apply before September 30, 2019. For further information, please see our FAQ’s.

Effective February 1, 2013, all individuals issued immigrant visas overseas must pay a $165.00 USCIS Immigrant Fee before traveling to the United States. Only prospective adoptive parents whose child(ren) is/are entering the United States under either the Orphan or Hague Process, Iraqi and Afghan special immigrants who were employed by the U.S. government, returning residents, and those issued K visas are exempt from the new fee. The below USCIS website has more details on the new fee, including contact information for USCIS, if there are further questions: www.USCIS.gov/immigrantfee

 

 Disclaimer

This site is not affiliated with the U.S. government or the site dvlottery.state.gov, which is available only at certain times of the year (usually between Oct 1/3 – Nov 1/3 every year). As a private for-fee service, we provide information about the official DV-Lottery Program run by the U.S. government and help candidates submit their applications error-less. We wish you good luck!