Until November 3, 2015, qualifying foreign nationals may apply for one of 50,000 immigrant visas made available through the U.S. Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) Program’s lottery.
The DV program aims to attract immigrants from countries with low rates of U.S. immigration. Those born in countries of historically high numbers of immigration to the U.S., specifically, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (mainland), Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam are not eligible unless they are married to a national from an eligible country or if their parents were born in an eligible country and their parents were not legally resident in the applicant’s country of birth.
Additionally, successful applicants must have a high school education or its equivalent or at least two years of work experience within the past five years in a qualifying position.
Entries must be submitted electronically at www.dvlottery.state.gov.