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Electronic Diversity Visa Lottery Program DV-2011

U.S. State Department

U.S. Department of State
Bureau of Consular Affairs
Electronic Diversity Visa Lottery


Our State Department Web site for the 2011 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2011) is now open. The entry submission period for DV-2011 is from 12:00PM EDT (GMT -4) on October 2, 2009 to 12:00PM EST (GMT -5) on November 30, 2009. The entry form will only be available for submission during this period and this period only. Entries will not be accepted through the U.S. Postal Service.

Entry Instructions

Please read the DV-2011 Entry Instructions carefully. Entrants may be disqualified for not completing the entry form correctly or by submitting more than one entry. Use the link below to view the instructions.

DV-2011 Instructions

Photo Validator

Before beginning the entry process, you can verify that your picture(s) comply with all requirements by clicking the link below.

Photo Validator

Entry Form

The entry form is prepared in two parts, one for the primary entrant and one for derivatives (if any). Each part must be completed correctly and completely before going to the next part. After all parts are completed, the entry will be submitted to the DV-2011 Processing Center for handling. Click the link below to begin the entry process.

Begin Standard Entry

If you would like to use an SSL-encrypted web connection, you may click the link below to continue. Please be aware that by using SSL encryption, your connection may be noticeably slower.

Begin SSL Entry

We are currently experiencing intermittent problems with all versions of the Firefox browser using the Standard Entry method. If you are using Firefox, please use the SSL Entry. If you do not want to use SSL entry, please use a different internet browser.

DV Entrant Status Check

2011 Entrant Status Check

Please check back at this link http://www.dvlottery.state.gov/ESC/ on or after July 1, 2010 for Entrants who applied for DV-2011.

2010 Entrant Status Check

Please click this link http://www.dvlottery.state.gov/ESC/ for DV-2010 Entrant Status Check.