The Diversity Visa Lottery for 2018 Opens 10/4!
What Is It?
The Diversity Immigrant (DV-2018) Visa Program, more commonly known as “the lottery” opens today — Tuesday, October 4th. Administered by the U.S. Department of State, the purpose of the Diversity Lottery is to give foreign nationals from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the U.S. the opportunity to immigrate. For 2018, 50,000 diversity visas will be available. There is no cost to enter the lottery..
Am I Eligible?
Individuals must meet 2 criteria in order to qualify for the diversity visa program.
- Requirement #1: Individuals must have been born in a country whose natives qualify.
- Requirement #2: The individual must have at least a high school education (or its equivalent), or at least two (2) years of work experience within the past five (5) years in an occupation that requires at least two years of training or expectation to perform.
When Do I Apply?
Registration for DV-2018 opens today, October 4, 2016 at 12 pm EST and will close on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 12 pm EST.
How Do I Apply?
You will need to submit an application electronically. (Late entries or paper applications will not be accepted). DO NOT wait until last minute to submit the application as high demand may result in website delays.
How Much Does It Cost?
It is FREE to register. We caution against anyone asking for money to assist in the application. It is highly recommended that you complete the application yourself.
Is my country eligible?
Please review the DV-2018 instructions to determine if your country is eligible.
Should you have any questions about the diversity visa process, contact Attorney Nicole Fink at (617) 973-6448.