DIVERSITY IMMIGRANT VISA
To enter the Diversity Visa Program, the entrant must be a native of an eligible country and meet either the education or experience requirement of the program. Every entrant must have at least a high school or its equivalent or two years of work experience within the past five years in an occupation requiring at least two years’ training or experience.
The entry must be submitted electronically at www.dvlottery.state.gov. Based on the allocations of available visas per region and country, the computer system will randomly select individuals from among qualified entries. If selected, an entrant may proceed with the immigrant visa application provided he or she meets all the eligibility requirements. Application for the visa may be done through consular processing at a U.S. consulate office or adjustment of status at the USCIS.