DV Lottery for 2023 starts on October 6th through noon on November 9th
October 22, 2021
The Department of State will begin accepting online registrations for the 2023 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2023) starting Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at noon EDT. Foreign nationals who wish to enter the lottery have until Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at noon EST to file online.
The entry form will only be available for submission during this period and this period only. Entries will NOT be accepted through the U.S. Postal Service.
Applicants who are selected in the program (selectees) must meet simple but strict eligibility requirements to qualify for a DV. The Department of State determines selectees through a randomized computer drawing. The Department of State distributes diversity visas among six geographic regions, and no single country may receive more than seven percent of the available DVs in any one year.