The Diversity Immigrant Visa (“DV”) Program makes available 50,000 diversity immigrant visas (or “green cards”) annually. The individuals eligible to apply for green cards through the DV program are drawn from random selection among all entries of persons who meet strict eligibility requirements from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States. For a list of countries whose natives are eligible for the 2011 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (“DV-2011”), please refer to the instructions.
The deadline for submitting DV-2011 lottery entries is noon, Eastern Standard Time (GMT-5), Monday, November 30, 2009. Applicants may access the electronic DV Entry Form at: www.dvlottery.state.gov. Paper entries will not be accepted.