The State Department will begin accepting online registrations for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Diversity Visa (DV) lottery starting Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at noon EDT. Foreign nationals who wish to enter the lottery have until Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at noon EST to file online.
For FY 2022, the DV lottery program will make up to 55,000 green card numbers available through random selection. FY 2022 lottery results will be announced in May 2021. Foreign nationals selected in the FY 2022 lottery can submit their green card applications starting on October 1, 2021.
Who is eligible to enter the lottery?
Registering for the lottery
How lottery winners are chosen and notified
The State Department does not charge a fee for lottery registrations. Applicants may use a lawyer or other representative to prepare a lottery registration, but they should be wary of commercial websites that claim to register applicants outside of the registration period or purport to be authorized by the State Department to accept registrations for a fee.
This alert is for informational purposes only. If you have any questions about the DV lottery, please contact the immigration professional with whom you work at VISA LOUNGE Global Immigration.