Online registration for the DV-2025 Program begins Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), and concludes on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, at 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST). Eligible individuals may submit ONE online application each. To apply: https://dvprogram.state.gov/
For DV-2025, persons born in the following countries are not eligible to apply, because more than 50,000 natives of these countries immigrated to the United States in the previous five years:
Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, The People’s Republic of China (including mainland and Hong Kong born), Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of Korea (South Korea), Venezuela, and Vietnam.
Persons born in Macau SAR and Taiwan are eligible.