Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery Instructions

The online entry registration period for DV-2010 is now over and all submission processing has stopped. Therefore, Form DS-5501 Electronic Diversity Visa (e-DV) Application for online Diversity Visa Lottery entry, is not available now. This official form is available only on the Department State, Diversity Visa online entry website at http://www.dvlottery.state.gov/ during the online entry registration period, which ended December 1, 2008. There have been instances of fraudulent websites posing as official U.S. Government sites. Review the Fraud Warning.

DV Lottery 2010 Status CheckIs now available.  Entrants (who previously completed online DV entry through the official website at http://www.dvlottery.state.gov) will be able to check the status of their entry through the e-DV website at http://www.dvlottery.state.gov.  Entrants will need to use their own confirmation page information from the time of their entry (October 2, 2008, to December 1, 2008), to check the status to find out if their Diversity Visa Lottery entry was or was not selected,

The English version of the DV-2010 Lottery Instructions is available in PDF format for your convenience as well as the Press Release for the 2010 Diversity Visa Lottery Registration.

Additional Languages

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
  • The results for DV-2009 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.