The Electronic Diversity application for the Diversity Visa Program 2018 begins October 4, 2016 and ends on Monday, November 7th, 2016. To read DV Lottery instructions visit:

To apply for the DV 2018 lottery visit: .

Fraud Warning:  Registration is free. If you plan to apply, watch out for fraudulent websites posing as official U.S. government websites. Some companies posing as the U.S. government have sought money in order to “complete” DV entry forms. There is no charge to download and complete the Electronic Diversity Visa Entry Form.  

The U.S. State Department will not be sending out letters or emails to applicants about their status. If you get a letter in the mail or an email saying you won a green card, it is a scam.  DV applicants may receive an email from the U.S. government reminding them to check their status online through DV Entrant Status Check, they will not receive a notification letter or email informing them that they are a successful DV entrant. Applicants can only find out if they were selected to continue with DV processing by checking their status online through the DV Entrant Status Check at

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