2023 Diversity Visa Lottery Registration Opens

October 6, 2021

The Department of State has announced the procedures for the next Diversity Visa Lottery. Detailed information is available on the Department of State website.

The Diversity Visa Lottery enables individuals from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States an opportunity to enter a lottery to obtain a green card provided they meet certain minimal qualifications. For Fiscal Year 2023, 55,000 Diversity Visas will be available.

For DV-2023, natives of the following countries are NOT eligible to apply because the countries sent more than 50,000 immigrants to the United States in the previous five years:
Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (including Hong Kong SAR), Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, Venezuela, and Vietnam.

Persons born in Macau SAR and Taiwan ARE eligible to participate in the Lottery.