Diversity Visa Notice


Enter the DV-2020 Program…We encourage DV program entrants to apply early!

The online registration for the DV-2020 Program will begin on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and will close on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-4).

For more information, please view our video through the link below for step-by-step guidance on how to submit an entry.


The Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) program makes available up to 50,000 immigrant visas each year, drawn from random selection of entries to individuals who are from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States. Zambia is one of those countries.

To enter the DV program, you must meet either the education or work experience requirement of the DV program. You must have either a high school education or its equivalent, defined as successful completion of a 12-year course of elementary and secondary education; OR two years of work experience within the past five years in an occupation requiring at least two years of training or experience to perform.

To learn more about DV entry procedures, qualifying occupations, and statistics, please visit the Department of State’s website.

There are NO COSTS or FEES to register for the DV Program.  You must print and retain your online confirmation page after completing your DV entry so that you will be able to check online ONLY, whether an entry has been selected and to obtain visa application and appointment information, if selected.  Only those applicants who come to the US Embassy for an Immigrant Visa interview will be charged applicable visa fees.

FRAUD ALERT: Fraudulent websites are posing as official U.S. government sites. Some companies posing as the U.S. government have sought money in order to “complete” DV entry forms. There is no charge to download and complete the Electronic Diversity Visa Entry Form. For more information about Diversity Visa fraud, please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/fraud.html.

The Department of State does NOT notify successful DV applicants by letter or email. Any such fraudulent letters or emails should be reported to tipsphp@state.gov.