2014 DV Lottery registration is starting on October 2, 2012. The U.S. Department of State has announced that it will launch its annual DV Lottery Diversity Immigrant Visa Program DV-2014 on October 2. Online registration will begin at noon Eastern Time on Tuesday, October 2 and will close on Saturday, November 3 2012. The State Department recommends early entry in the lottery rather than waiting until the final week of the registration period.
Applicants must submit entries electronically during this registration period using the electronic DV entry form (E-DV) at www.dvlottery.state.gov. Paper entries will not be accepted. We strongly encourage applicants not to wait until the last week of the registration period to enter. Heavy demand may result in website delays. No entries will be accepted after noon, EDT, on November 3, 2012.
Instructions, requirements and translations, as well as a complete list of the countries whose nationals are eligible, are available Click Here to see the Instruction (PDF)
This year, Guatemala has been added to the list of countries whose nationals are eligible to enter the lottery (if they meet certain requirements). Meanwhile, natives of the following countries are not eligible to apply because each of these countries sent a total of more than 50,000 immigrants to the United States in the past five years: Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (mainland-born), Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam. Individuals born in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan are eligible.