FY2018 Diversity Visa Lottery Opens at 12 noon (EDT) On Tuesday, October 4, 2016


The Fiscal Year 2018 Diversity Visa lottery (DV-2018), which makes 50,000 green card numbers available each year to nationals of countries among six different geographic regions with low rates of immigration to the U.S., will be open for entries beginning noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on October 4, 2016, and will close for entries at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST) on November 7, 2016. Eligible individuals who wish to participate in the program must apply in advance of the November 7, 2016 deadline and are encouraged to do as close to October 4, 2016 as possible as heavy demand may result in website delays. No late entries or paper entries will be accepted.

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