Registration for the green card lottery program for fiscal year 2023 (DV-2023) ends on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 12pm EST.
Nationals of eligible countries around the world have seven days to register for the lottery, which started on October 6, 2021. The program makes available up to 50,000 green cards to nationals of countries with low immigration rated to the United States over the past five years.
Countries that have more than 50,000 of their citizens immigrate to the US over the previous five years are excluded from participating in the program. For DV-2023, that list includes Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (including Hong Kong SAR), Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, Venezuela, and Vietnam.
To participate in the lottery, the entrant must be from an eligible country (not from any of the above countries in the above list). The entrant must also have either at least a high school education or two years work experience in an occupation that requires at least two years of training or experience to perform.
Registration for entry into the lottery is done exclusively online by submitting Form DS-5501 on the DV program website (https://dvprogram.state.gov). No paper submissions are accepted.
Results of DV-2023 will be available starting on May 8, 2022. Winners will then be required to submit entries for US permanent residency, undergo background checks and interviews before they can immigrate to the US as permanent resident.