DV-2025 Lottery Application Checklist | All You Need To Apply DV-2025

DV2025 Lottery Application Checklist: The online registration for DV-2025 lottery will only be available on the State Department website (dvprogram.state.gov) between October and November 2023. This guide will focus on key things you need to easily apply for DV-2025 lottery (DV-2025 Lottery checklist).

The DV lottery is intended to diversify the American population and provide immigration opportunities for people from countries that only send a small number of immigrants to the United States of America.

This year’s (2023) Green Card Lottery is called the DV-2025 (where 2025 is the year selected applicants can enter the U.S) and it is scheduled to close for further applications by November, 2023.

Entries are open for all eligible applicants in addition to selectees from a prior program year who were unable to obtain a visa.

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

Applicants may be in the United States or any another country when they apply for the DV2025 lottery. The application can be submitted from the United States or from any country abroad.

Applicants that want to participate in the Diversity Visa Lottery must complete the on-line registration process at: dvprogram.state.gov

It is the applicants’ responsibility to check on-line, by themselves, if they were selected in the DV-2025 lottery.

The qualified applicants are selected randomly by a computer and all applicants have an equal chance of being selected.

However, if you are married, you have the advantage that you and your spouse can both apply and enter the lottery on separate applications where you include each other on both applications and you thereby double your chances of getting selected in the lottery draw.

Below are things you should know about before time and before applying for DV Lottery (Green Card) 2025.

DV Lottery Application Checklist

Passport Tips

  • Passport size photo
  • Dimension 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm) in size
  • Taken with a white background
  • Recent (within the last six months)
  • For you and derivatives
  • No Selfies
  • No Glasses

Your photo is a vital part of your visa application. Checkout sample below:

DV Lottery Passport Tips
Image source: Travel-State Dept

Find out more about Photo Requirements for DV Lottery.

Access to Smartphone/Computer

  • Good enough
  • Internet Enabled
  • Doesn’t have to be expensive

Access to good internet connectivity

  • Able to search through browser
  • Good speed
  • Away from distraction

Have your details and of your derivatives

  • Have birth certificates for reference
  • Use information on birth certificates
  • Leave none of your derivatives out

Relevant qualification

  • Either academically (High school diploma)
  • Or work experience (two years experience within last 5 years, job with SVP 7 or more)

Find out more about filling Education and work experience.

Eligibility by country

  • You qualify by country of birth
  • Or country of your spouse birth
  • Or country of your parents’ birth
  • Not all countries are eligible
  • For DV-2025, natives of the following countries and areas are eligible to apply…..view list
  • For DV-2025, natives of the following countries and areas are not eligible to apply…..view list

DISCLAIMER: This post and content is designed for general information only and is NOT legal advice. This site is not offering any Diversity Visa and is not the official site for DV Lottery program. The information presented in this post should not be construed to be formal legal advice.