Online registration for the DV-2018 Program begins on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 12 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) and concludes on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 12 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST). The lottery will select 50‚000 green card entries. There is no fee to register for consideration in the lottery.Here is the official instructions in English: DV-2018 Program Instructions. If you prefer to watch a video about the Diversity Visa program, there is one for that too.
Eligible countries? The purpose of the DV program is to diversify and encourage immigration from countries that send lower numbers of immigrants to the United States. A foreign national from the following geographic regions: Africa; Asia; Europe; North America; Oceania; and South America‚ Central America, and the Caribbean, can apply, but there are restrictions. Excluded countries include Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (mainland-born)*, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam.
* Persons born in Hong Kong (SAR), Macau (SAR) and Taiwan are eligible.
符合条件的国家？绿卡彩票的目的是多样化，从送移民美国的人数较低的国家鼓励移民。以下地理区域的外国人可以申请：非洲; 亚洲; 欧洲; 北美; 大洋洲; 南美洲，中美洲和加勒比海地区。排除的国家包括孟加拉国，巴西，加拿大，中国（大陆出生）*，哥伦比亚，多明尼加共和国，萨尔瓦多，海地，印度，牙买加，墨西哥，尼日利亚，巴基斯坦，秘鲁，菲律宾，韩国，英国（北爱尔兰除外）及其属地，越南。