Every year, the Department of State will conduct a random selection of Diversity
Immigrant Visa applicants who don't have US
relatives, or a workplace in the United States.
Anyone who meets the criteria imposed by the US authorities has a chance to be selected for a Green Card.
The selection of winners takes place every year.
How high are the chances of being selected
Every region in the world receives a certain number of Green Cards.
The chances of winning a Green Card can vary from year to year and will depend on the number available visas in your country of origin.
If your application was filled out correctly, the average chance of winning a Green Card is between 1% and 7% .
Can I increase my chance of being selected in the DV Lottery ?
As a married couple you can both apply and double your chances of being selected since
the spouse of a Green Card holder also receives a Green Card.
The best way to increase your chances of success is to have all eligible family members register for the DV-program.
Which nationals can’t participate in the DV Lottery ?
China (including Hong Kong SAR)
United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its territories