Electronic Diversity Visa Lottery

State Department Web site of U.S.A. for the 2018 Diversity Visa program (DV-2018) is now open. The entry submission period for DV-2018 is from 12:00 PM EDT (GMT -4) on October 4, 2016 to 12:00 PM EST (GMT -5) on November 7, 2016. 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.

After reading the instructions, click the “Begin Entry” button below to enter the DV Lottery.


Entry Instructions:

Please read the DV-2018 Entry Instructions carefully. Entrants may be disqualified for not completing the entry form correctly or by submitting more than one entry. Use the link below to view the instructions.

DV-2018 Instructions


The entry form is prepared in two parts, one for the primary Entrant and one for derivatives (if any). Each part must be completed correctly and completely before going to the next part. After all parts are completed, the entry will be submitted to the DV-2018 Processing Center. Click the link below to begin the entry process.

Begin Entry


DV Entrant Status Check

2018 Entrant Status Check:

DV-2018 Entrants may enter their confirmation information through the link below starting at noon (EDT) on May 2, 2017. The DV-2018 registration period opens on October 4, 2016, and closes on November 7, 2016. DV-2018 Entrants should keep their confirmation number until at least September 30, 2018.

2017 Entrant Status Check:
DV-2017 Entrants (those who entered the DV lottery between October 1, 2015 and November 3, 2015) have until September 30, 2017 to check the status of their entry through this website. The DV-2017 registration period was from October 1, 2015, until November 3, 2015.
Click the link below to check DV-2018 and DV-2017 Entrant Status.

Check Status