How to apply for green card lottery 2024

By , K24 Digital
On Sat, 15 Oct, 2022 12:02 | 2 mins read
How to apply for green card lottery 2024
US passport used for illustration about the DV Lottery Program. PHOTO/Courtesy.

The registration period for the DV-2024 Program popularly known as the green card lottery began on October 5, 2022, and will conclude on November 8, 2022.

There are several fake sites that have been misleading and even conning unsuspecting Kenyans by purporting to register interested persons seeking to relocate to the US through the green card lottery.

It's important to note that the green card lottery registration is ONLY offered on a website operated by the United States Department of State (equivalent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs).

The United States Department of State publishes detailed instructions for entering the DV Program.

About DV

There is a limited period of time during which one can register for the Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) Program during each fiscal year.

Applicants who applied for DV-2023 Program have already been selected and that's why the US Department of State opened the DV-2024 for new registrations.

Note that the registration for the green card lottery is usually done two years ahead, between the months of October and November.

Applicants are usually notified about the status of their applications, whether successful or not, through the US Department of State website (you are given a unique application code which you use for login).

How to apply

All applications are submitted electronically on the Electronic Diversity Visa (E-DV) website during the specified registration period. No late entries or paper entries are accepted.

You are only required to apply once or for each person during each registration period. The Department of State uses sophisticated technology to detect multiple entries. If you submit more than one entry you will be disqualified.

After you submit a complete entry, you will see a confirmation screen containing your name and a unique confirmation number. You must print the confirmation screen for your records.

It is imperative that you retain your confirmation number. It is the only way you can check the status of your entry, and you will need it to obtain further instructions or schedule an interview for a visa if you are selected.

Most importantly, note that there is no cost whatsoever to register for the green card lottery.

The US Department of State encourages applicants to complete the entry forms themselves, without a “Visa Consultant,” “Visa Agent,” or other facilitators who offer to help.

If applicants are assisted by a second party, they are advised to be present when the entry is prepared so that they can provide the correct answers to the questions and retain the confirmation page and their unique confirmation number.

Click the link below to apply for the green card lottery 2024.

DV-2024 Program

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