Diversity Visa Lottery

DV-2020 Program: Online Registration

Applicants must submit entries for the DV-2020 program electronically at dvlottery.state.gov between noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), Wednesday, October 3, 2018, and noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-5), Tuesday, November 6, 2018.  Do not wait until the last week of the registration period to enter, as heavy demand may result in website delays.  No late entries or paper entries will be accepted.  The law allows only one entry per person during each registration period.  The Department of State uses sophisticated technology to detect multiple entries.  Individuals with more than one entry will be disqualified. 

.Please follow the link for DV-2020 instructions (PDF, 187KB)

Please follow the link to check DV-2019 and DV-2017 Entrant Status: https://www.dvlottery.state.gov/ESC/

Beware of Diversity Immigrant Visa Scammers Sending Fraudulent Emails and Letters!

The U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan reminds citizens and residents of Kazakhstan to use caution when working with private entities to apply for visas to the United States, particularly for Diversity Immigrant Visas.  The embassy regularly monitors reports of fraudulent facilitators, e-mails, letters, websites, phone calls, SMS, and print advertisements offering visa services.  None of these people are associated with the U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan nor does the embassy endorse, certify, or approve of any of these services. For more information, please read our page on Diversity Visa Scams.  Don’t fall victim!