FY2021 Diversity Visa Lottery Opens at 12 noon (ET) On Wednesday, October 2, 2019


The Fiscal Year 2021 Diversity Visa lottery (DV-2021), which makes 55,000 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 Wednesday, October 2, 2019, and will close for entries at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Eligible individuals who wish to participate in the program must apply in advance of the November 5th deadline and are encouraged to do as close to October 2nd as possible as heavy demand may result in website delays. No late entries or paper entries will be accepted.

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