The Department of State has started taking electronic applications for the “Green Card Lottery”, officially known as the Electronic Diversity Visa Program.
Key factors to keep in mind when applying:
- Entries will NOT be accepted through the U.S. Postal Service.
- If accepted, your official admission will take place in the year 2023. The results of the lottery will be communicated in the year 2022, and the process of admission will have to be followed in its entirety.
- In order to find out if you were one of the elected participants, you will need to enter your confirmation starting at noon (EDT) on May 7, 2022. Entrants should keep their confirmation number until at least September 30, 2023.
- Photo submission. You need to make sure that the photos you submit comply with the DV entry photo requirements, BEFORE beginning the entry process! The requirements are included in the DV-2023 instructions. Your case will be disqualified if you submit a non-compliant photo.
For the official rules and instructions, you can download THE ONLY OFFICIAL DV-2023 INSTRUCTIONS, HERE. It is a .pdf document that you can print, download and study at your leisure.
If you are familiar with the process, and would like to start the application right away, you can start HERE
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