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October 27, 2022


Diversity Visa Lottery 2024 Frequently Asked Questions & Answers


Q: When is the Diversity Visa 2024 application window open? A: DV-2024 Program: Online registration period for the DV-2024 Program opened Wednesday, October 5, 2022, and concludes on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT).

Q: What is the official website for DV 2024? A: The ONLY way to submit an entry is through Electronic Diversity Visa Program (state.gov)

Q: How much is the DV entry fee? A: There is no cost to register for the DV Program. You are strongly encouraged to complete the entry form yourself, without a “Visa Consultant,” “Visa Agent,” or other facilitator who offers to help. If someone helps you complete your application, you should be present when your entry is prepared so that you can provide the correct information and retain the confirmation page and your unique confirmation number. An accurate entry form is the ultimate responsibility of the applicant.


Q: Can I apply alone then add my family members after winning? A: No. Do not leave out your spouse, or biological and/or legally adopted children under 21 years. ALL immediate family members must be included in your initial entry. Failure to do so will lead to automatic disqualification.

Q: Can I submit multiple entries since it is a lottery? A:  Submission of more than one entry for a person will disqualify all entries for that person. An exception is made for married spouses, who are allowed to submit separate applications.

Q: What is the education requirement for the DV: A: The DV Program requires the principal applicant to have the equivalent to a US high school diploma, or its equivalent, or two years of qualifying work experience as defined under provisions of U.S. law.


  • Incorrect or missing information in your entry can lead to disqualification – even after you are selected.
  • If your entry is selected, you will be directed to a confirmation page that will provide further instructions, including information on fees connected with immigration to the United States. Entrant Status Check is the ONLY means by which selectees are notified of their selection. The Department of State does not mail out notification letters or notify selectees by email, and U.S. Embassies and Consulates will not provide a list of selectees. Individuals who have not been selected also will be notified ONLY through Entrant Status Check. You are strongly encouraged to access Entrant Status Check yourself and not to rely on someone else to check and inform you.
  • There are many scams surrounding the DV program. Don’t be a victim. Get information from the official source: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/diversity-visa-program-entry/diversity-visa-submit-entry1.html