American Visa Lottery Registration 2025/2026 Application Form & How to Apply Online

American Visa Lottery Registration 2025
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American Visa Lottery Registration 2025/2026 Application Form is now available on the registration portal and the other required documents you are to attach to your application to submit to DV Lottery
registration are listed below. Thank you for your interest in the Diversity Visa Lottery. “Dear Applicant, this is your chance to legally live and work in the United States of America with a US green card.”

“The United States government issues 55,000 Green Cards every year through the Diversity Visa Program, commonly known as the Green Card Lottery. Applicants are selected by a random computer generated drawing.”

DV Lottery grants opportunities to individuals to register and apply for a VISA and if finally selected, migrate to their dream country.

This years (2023) immigration Diversity Visa Lottery is called the DV2025 Lottery. Applications for the DV2025 lottery are accepted until November 8, 2023 and the lottery draw will be held on March 1, 2024 and the winners will be published on May 8, 2024.

For the sake of this article, we’ll be focusing on how you can successfully register for American Visa Lottery and Canadian Visa Lottery.

About DV Lottery

The congressionally mandated Diversity Visa Green Card Lottery Program is administered on an annual basis by the Department of State and conducted based on United States law, specifically Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). This law provides for visas to be made available to persons from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States. For the fiscal year 2025, 50,000 Permanent Resident cards will be available. A Permanent Resident card is also known as a Green Card due to the green color of the card.

The United States Government grants 50,000 permanent resident cards (green cards) each year to individuals from other countries with low rates of immigration to the United States. The Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery was established in the 1996 Immigration Act by the United States Congress to diversify the American population. To qualify for the DV Lottery this year, applicants must meet two specific requirements.

(Note, this year’s (2023) DV Lottery is called the DV-2025 Lottery, where 2025 is the year the winners may enter the United States on their new permanent resident card that they won in this year’s DV Lottery.) Most individuals 18 years and older worldwide, qualify to enter the DV Lottery.

If you would like to enter the DV-2025 Lottery, you must meet two simple, but strict eligibility requirements. Natives from countries that have sent more than 50,000 immigrants to the United States over the past five years are not eligible to enter the Diversity Visa Lottery. See the DV Lottery Requirements for the list of countries whose nationals are not eligible to enter the DV Lottery this year. Note, this list will change each year.

Electronic Diversity Visa Lottery Registration

The United States Government implemented the electronic online application system in 2003, beginning with the Diversity Visa DV-2005 Lottery, in order to make the DV Lottery process faster, more efficient, and more secure. As a result, Diversity Visa Lottery applications are only accepted online; the United States Government no longer accepts paper applications.

The United States Government actively uses specialized information technology and other screening tools to identify any applicant who commits fraud for the sole purpose of entering the United States illegally and to identify those who submit multiple applications in a specific DV Lottery year.

The United States Government will only accept one application from any qualified applicant each DV Lottery year and submitting multiple entries will result in you and your co-applicants being disqualified. The DV Lottery online application process is a secure, fast, and reliable process to enter the American DV Lottery.

The DV Lottery Entry Process:

  • Pass the DV Lottery test to ensure you qualify
  • Pay the administrative DV Lottery application fee
  • Receive your username and password to your online account
  • Log into your account and complete your information
  • Provide/upload photos of yourself and any co-applicant
  • Submit your DV Lottery application
  • Check online, if you won your Green Card in the DV Lottery

American Visa Lottery Registration 2025 Requirements

 

Do you qualify to enter the DV2025 Diversity Visa Lottery?

 

Enrollment into the 2023 green card lottery, also known as the DV2025 Lottery immigration program, is open to most individuals worldwide. There are two requirements that must be met before you can enter the DV2025 Lottery:

1. To enter the DV Lottery, you must be born in a qualifying country

To enter the DV2025 Lottery, you must be born in a country with a low immigration rate to the United States. If you are born in a country with a high immigration rate to the United States, you are excluded from entering the DV Lottery. If you are born in one of the countries in the table below, then you are currently excluded from entering the DV Lottery.

Please note that eligibility for the DV2025 Lottery is determined by the country of your birth. The most common misperception in qualifying for the DV Lottery program is that eligibility is based on country of citizenship or current residence, which is incorrect. There were two changes this year in the list of eligible countries and that was that people born in Honduras and Hong Kong SAR are no longer eligible to enter the DV2025 lottery.

 

 

If you are born in one of the countries in the following table, then you are excluded from entering the DV2025 Lottery

 

BangladeshBrazilCanadaChina (Including Hong Kong SAR)Colombia
Dominican RepublicEl SalvadorHaitiHondurasIndia
JamaicaNigeriaMexicoPakistanPhilippines
South KoreaUnited Kingdom
(except Northern Ireland)
VenezuelaVietnam

 

Note, that the United Kingdom includes the following dependent areas: Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn, St. Helena, and Turks and Caicos Islands. Note, natives born in Northern Ireland do qualify to enter the DV Lottery.

Persons born in the Gaza Strip are chargeable to Egypt for the DV Lottery this year.

Persons born in Macau SAR, and Taiwan are also eligible to enter the DV2025 Lottery.

Natives from all other countries may register for this year’s DV Lottery, the DV2025 Lottery.

If you were born in a non-qualifying country you may still qualify

If your spouse or one of your parents was born in a qualifying country, you may still be able to participate in the DV Lottery based on the country of birth of your spouse or one of your parents:

For example, if you were born in a country whose natives are ineligible to enter the DV Lottery, but your spouse was born in a country whose natives are eligible to enter the DV Lottery, you may claim your spouse’s country of birth as your country of eligibility, i.e. you may claim chargeability to the country where your derivative spouse was born, provided that both you and your spouse are on the selected DV Lottery application, but you will not be issued a DV Lottery green card unless

  • your spouse is also eligible for and issued a DV Lottery green card,
  • and both of you must enter the United States of America together with the DV Lottery green cards.

Example: If you were born in Canada, whose natives currently are not eligible to enter the DV Lottery, but your spouse was born in Italy, whose natives are eligible to enter the DV lottery, you can claim your spouse’s country of birth (Italy) as your country of eligibility, as long as, you include your spouse on your DV Lottery application.

In a similar manner, a minor dependent child can be “charged” to a parent’s country of birth.

Finally, if you were born in a country that is not eligible to participate in this year’s DV Lottery program (DV2025), you can be “charged” to the country that either of your parents was born in as long as neither parent was a resident of your country of birth at the time of your birth.

For example, your parents might have lived temporarily in the ineligible country that you were born in because of their jobs. In general, people are not considered residents of a country in which they were not born or legally naturalized if they are only visiting the country, studying in the country temporarily, or stationed in the country for business or professional reasons on behalf of a company or government.

If you claim alternate chargeability, you must indicate such information under the country of changeability on the DV Lottery entry form that you must complete after you have registered successfully. Please be aware that listing an incorrect country of eligibility or chargeability (i.e. one to which you cannot establish a valid claim) may disqualify your DV Lottery entry.

2. Education or Work experience that qualifies for the DV2025 Lottery

To register for the DV2025 Lottery, you must comply with one of the following two requirements (Option 1 or Option 2 below):

 

OPTION 1:

 

To qualify for the DV2025 Lottery, you must have completed a United States high school education or a foreign equivalent of United States high school degree. “High School education or its equivalent” means the successful completion of a twelve-year course of elementary and secondary education in the United States or the successful completion in another country of a formal course of elementary and secondary education comparable to completing a 12-year education in the United States. Passage of a high school equivalency examination is not sufficient. It is permissible to have the education completed in less than twelve years or greater than twelve years if the course of study completed is equivalent to the United States High School Degree; or

 

OPTION 2:

Within the last five years, you must have worked in one of the following occupations for at least two years:

You should not submit proof that you satisfy these requirements when entering the DV2025 Lottery, but proof that you do satisfy the above requirements will be requested by the consular officer that will interview you after your name has been selected and you formally apply for your permanent residence (Green Card) visa. If you do not match the above requirements, you should not enter the DV2025 Lottery. Again, note, you only need to provide proof of education or work experience and country of birth if you are selected. Therefore, we do not require this information in the application form for the DV2025 Lottery that you will fill out after successful registration.

How to Apply for American Visa Lottery Online

The American Visa Lottery registration form is online and you can apply now at https://www.usadiversitylottery.com/green-card-lottery-registration/. Simply visit the portal with your mobile device or PC and register for the registration exercise. Please ensure you have the credentials that are needed before you proceed with American Visa Lottery Application.

Yearly, the US Department of State grants a number of immigrant visas otherwise known as Green Cards to applicants through a lottery system. The green card lottery is an official program pursuant to Sec. 203 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Those who are selected through the Green Card Lottery program will receive a Green Card and would be able to move over to the United States with their family permanently to live and work. Visa Lottery Application Form 2025/2026

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