Diversity Visa Lottery 2023 Program | American DV Lottery Online Registration

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Diversity Visa Lottery 2023 Program – Learn how you can apply for the ongoing DV Lottery 2023 registration.

Note: This year (2021) Green Card DV-Lottery is called the DV-2023 Lottery, where 2023 is the year the winners may enter the USA on their new green card that they won in this year’s DV-Lottery.

The U.S. State Travel Department announced on 1st September 2021 that it has Officially Open Registration for the Diversity Visa Program for Fiscal Year 2023, also known as the “Visa Lottery”.

Here is the deal, we are going to outline the basic steps that will guide your application for the U.S. Visa Lottery 2023.

In case you don’t know, the DV Lottery 2023 Registration is free of charge.

Disclaimer: Careersngr Do not have any influence on the Diversity Visa 2023 registration. What we do provide is the necessary information required for you to be selected for the U.S. visa lottery registration program.

Note also that foreigners interested in immigrating legally to the United States must submit their applications electronically starting 3rd September at noon and by 30th November 2021 as well check if their countries are among the eligible countries for US Visa Lottery.

Hope you know that the Green Card unlocks the door to the United States for thousands of USA fans every year and it allows the lucky Green Card winners permanent residence as well as an unlimited work permit for the USA.

Eligibility for USA Diversity Visa Lottery

Entry into the DV-2023 Diversity Visa Lottery program is open to all individuals worldwide, however, there are two entry requirements that you must meet before you can enter the USA DV-Lottery:

1. You must be a native of a qualifying country (Either through your parents or spouse).

U.S. Visa Lottery for 2023 Eligible Countries

To enter the DV-2023 Diversity Visa Green Card Lottery, you must be a native to a country with a low immigration rate to the USA to qualify for the USA Diversity Visa Lottery.

People born in countries with high U.S. immigration are excluded from this Diversity Visa Lottery. Please see the list below of countries whose natives are currently excluded from the USA Diversity Lottery.

Please note that eligibility is determined only by the country of birth and is not based on the country of citizenship or current residence. This is the most common misperception.

The only change this year is that people born in Honduras and Hong Kong SAR are no longer eligible to enter the DV-2023 green card lottery.

U.S. Visa Lottery: 2023 Non-Eligible Countries

Natives of the following countries are excluded from entering the DV-2023 Diversity Visa Lottery program this year:

  • Bangladesh
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China (Including Hong Kong SAR)
  • Colombia
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • India
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • South Korea
  • United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland)
  • Vietnam

If you were born in one of the non-qualifying DV-Lottery countries you may still qualify. If and only if you participate in the U.S. Diversity Visa Lottery based on the country of birth of your parents or spouse if you were born in a non-qualifying country.

2. Education and Work experience that qualifies for the American DV-2023 Lottery

To enter the USA DV-2023 Diversity Visa Lottery you must comply with one of the following two requirements (Option 1 or Option 2 below) to qualify:


To qualify for the DV-2023 Diversity Visa Lottery you must have completed a U.S. high school education or a foreign equivalent of U.S. high school education “High School education or its equivalent” means the successful completion of a twelve-year course of elementary and secondary education in the U.S. or successful completion in another country of a formal course of elementary and secondary education comparable to complete a 12-year education in the U.S. Passage of a high school equivalency examination is not sufficient.

It is permissible to have completed one’s education in less than twelve years or greater than twelve years if the course of study completed is equivalent to a U.S. high school education; or


  To qualify for the USA DV-2023 Diversity Visa lottery you must have worked in one of the following occupations for at least two years within the last five years:

Click here to view all qualifying DV-Lottery jobs.

Important Note about DV Lottery 2023 Registration

The Proof that you satisfy these requirements should NOT be submitted when entering the DV-2023 Lottery but will be requested by a consular officer after your name has been selected and you formally apply for your permanent residence (Green Card) visa.

Individuals who do not match these basic requirements should not apply to this program. You need to provide proof of education, work experience, and native country only if you are selected.

For this reason, we do not request this information in the application form for the DV-2023 Green Card Lottery.

How to Apply for Diversity Visa Lottery 2023 Program

Green Card DV-Lottery applications are only accepted online and the US Government does not accept paper applications anymore.

  • Go to DV lottery 2023 registration portal at https://www.usadiversitylottery.com/green-card-lottery-registration/ to fill in the form as required. 
  • click on take the test to ensure you qualify to enter the DV-Lottery
  • Pay the administrative DV-Lottery Application fee
  • Receive your registration number and password to your account
  • Log in to your account and complete/change your information
  • Provide/upload photos of yourself and any co-applicant
  • Submit your Green Card DV-Lottery application
  • Check online if you won your Green Card in the Lottery
  • The US Government will notify the winners by regular postal mail

Green Card Lottery Application Deadline

The application process will stay until 30th November 2021.

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  1. Nellie Nyenka says:

    I want to be a partakes

    • Nellie Nyenka says:

      What can I do next

    • Anthony Aina says:

      Thanks so much for your explanations. For clarity and clarification, does it mean that Nigerians with Nigerian parents can’t apply for this year’s American DV lottery Visa program. Thanks.

  2. Precious says:

    How can I apply

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