Green Card Lottery or the Diversity Visa lottery program is officially now open. The program will run from 12:00 pm (noon), Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), Wednesday, October 6, 2021, to 12:00 pm (noon), Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-5), Tuesday, November 9, 2021.
The dates for this year’s lottery were announced only at the start of October. Usually, the dates are announced much earlier. That being said since the DV lottery runs only for a short period of time we urge you to complete your application soon.
Mistakes in your application can lead to rejections so use a service provider to apply for the Green Card Lottery.
This year natives of Venezuela are not eligible for the lottery. Natives of Guatemala however are eligible for the DV lottery. Check the full list of DV lottery eligible countries and DV lottery ineligible countries.
Green Card Lottery Tips
Millions of applications are rejected by the government due to mistakes that could have been easily avoided. So here is a list of Green Card Lottery tips to help avoid rejection.
- Don’t apply for the program more than once. (If you do, your application will be rejected).
- Don’t provide wrong information or worse, lie about your current situation.
- Don’t provide incorrect photos. (Your application could be rejected).
- Don’t let somebody else store the confirmation number for you. (Please store your confirmation number properly without which you can’t check the results).
- Don’t believe anybody or any website that says they guarantee a win for a price. (It is an automated system that chooses winners so anybody saying that is cheating you).
- The official DV lottery site is https://dvprogram.state.gov. If any other website is claiming to be the official website “DO NOT USE IT”. They are trying to scam you. There are legit sites that help people with the application such as www.usagreencardlottery.org
- The Government site tends to slow down in the last few days due to high traffic to the site. So don’t wait till the last minute to submit your application. Complete as soon as possible.
Consider using a service provider to apply for the Green Card Lottery.