Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery Instructions

The DV-2010 Lottery online entry begins at Noon EDT on October 2, 2008, and ends at Noon EST on December 1, 2008.  Information and instructions for the DV-2009 lottery will appear here, as soon as available.  Please check this web page at a later time for Diversity Visa information updates. Thank you for your interest in the Diversity Visa Program.

The English version of the DV-2009 Lottery Instructions is available in PDF format for your convenience.

The results for DV-2008 Lottery can be viewed here. DV-2009 lottery winners were notified by mail between May and July 2008 and will be provided further instructions, including information on fees connected with immigration to the U.S. Those selected in the random drawing are NOT notified by email. Those individuals NOT selected will NOT receive any notification. Review the DV-2009 Lottery Instructions "Selection of Applicants" section for more information about the DV timeframe and process.

Additional Languages

  • The English language version of the DV-2009 Lottery Instructions is the only official version.
  • Some unofficial translations are below for your convenience in PDF format.  Translations in additional languages will be published as they become available.

     Currently available translations:

Note: If you do not see instructions in your native language, please see the U.S. Embassy website to find out whether your country may have additional Diversity Visa information.

Diversity Visa Program Information

  • For information about DV qualifying occupations, important fraud warning, and more, see Diversity Visa Program