Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Diversity Visa Program (DV) or Green Card Lottery?

The Green Card Lottery, also known as the Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery, is a program where 55,000 permanent resident cards are made available each year. It’s an official U.S. government initiative that offers foreign nationals the opportunity to legally reside and work in the United States.

When can I submit a Green Card Lottery entry?

The U.S. government announces specific submission dates annually, typically in October, allowing qualified individuals to participate in the Green Card Lottery. With the DV PROGRAM, you can register throughout the year, and we will submit your entry when the submission period is open.

How many people are selected in the Green Card Lottery?

Each year, 100,000 entries are randomly chosen through a computer program. These selected individuals must complete Green Card applications, undergo security checks, and undergo a medical examination. Out of the initial 100,000 entries, only 55,000 will be granted Green Cards.

Who can participate in the Lottery?

To participate in the Diversity Visa program, individuals must have a high school education or two years of qualifying post-secondary work experience. Additionally, they must be native to a qualifying Green Card Lottery country.

Check if you can participate in the Official U.S. Diversity Visa program on our website!

How can I determine if I am a native of an eligible country for the Green Card Lottery?

DV PROGRAM offers a free eligibility test to check if you qualify for the DV Lottery. Typically, eligible countries are those that have sent fewer than 55,000 immigrants to the U.S. within the past five years.

What are the educational requirements for the Green Card Lottery?

To be eligible, you need to have either a full high school education or two years of qualifying post-secondary work experience.

What are the work requirements for the Green Card Lottery?

If you’re qualifying through work experience, the occupation must fall within Job Zone 4 or 5 and have a Specific Vocational Preparation (SVP) rating of 7.0 or higher according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

What is the minimum age to participate in the Green Card Lottery?

The program is intended for individuals aged 18 or older who have at least a high school education or two years of work experience within a five-year period.


DV PROGRAM is a private internet-based company, not affiliated with the U.S. government or a law firm. It was established in 2017 to help people worldwide participate in the American Diversity Visa Program (Green Card) Lottery, assisting with application review, compliance, and submission.

What services does DV PROGRAM offer?

DV PROGRAM, with over years of experience, helps clients prepare and submit successful Green Card Lottery applications. We offer a user-friendly online form, customer service in multiple languages, application review, and information on completing applications correctly.

DV PROGRAM provides its customers with a user-friendly online form, and customer service in several languages, so they can enter their details on the application and upload their photos in advance, before the official registration period for the Green Card Lottery. We also provide our clients with information explaining how to complete their Green Card Lottery applications correctly and answer questions that they may have about the DV Lottery program.

DV PROGRAM professionals then review the information and photos that their customers have provided to make sure everything meets the US Government standards for the Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery program. Our automated system will notify DV PROGRAM customers if they are missing any of their required details or photos on their Green Card application and our photo experts will tell them if any of their photos do not meet the US State Department requirements for the Green Card Lottery (and explain what they need to do differently to meet the proper standards for the Lottery).

When a client’s DV Lottery application is complete and meets the American Government regulations, DV PROGRAM submits the application on their behalf to the US State Department during the annual registration period.

We also offer the convenience of multiple-year submissions for our clients and make it easy to update their applications as necessary. DV PROGRAM promptly notifies its customers who win the Green Card Lottery each year so they can take the next steps in this competitive process. Finally, DV PROGRAM offers immigration-related e-Books with useful information about the Diversity Visa program and immigration to the United States, as well as interactive, multimedia language-learning software to help customers improve their English language skills or learn other languages spoken in the USA.

Why use a Green Card Lottery application service provider?

An individual can apply for the DV-Lottery for free on the US government website; however, many people who apply for the Green Card Lottery and are randomly selected as winners, unfortunately, get disqualified during the subsequent consular process, often because they did not follow the US Government guidelines when they submitted their DV-Lottery applications. DV PROGRAM created a service that helps a qualified individual to get past the crucial application phase of the Diversity Visa Lottery Program. Our user-friendly online application form makes it easy for DV PROGRAM clients to enter the required details and upload their photo(s) for review by our experienced specialists. The DV PROGRAM Photo Department will check each photo the client uploads to his/her online application to make sure it meets the strict DV-Lottery requirements. If a photo does not meet the DV-Lottery standards, DV PROGRAM will contact the client, explain what needs to be done differently and request that they upload a new photo for review. DV PROGRAM also updates its clients by email when there are changes to the requirements or procedures for the DV-Lottery, plus DV PROGRAM sends reminders for clients to make sure their details and photos are up-to-date prior to submission. DV PROGRAM will submit each client’s complete application to the DV-Lottery during the annual registration period (normally in October) and contact them promptly if they are selected as a DV-Lottery winner. DV PROGRAM services can benefit anyone who wants to apply for the DV-Lottery, but especially those with large families (e.g., lots of details to enter and photos to upload) and people who do not know English well (DV PROGRAM provides information and assistance in several languages).

What are the benefits of using DV PROGRAM?

DV PROGRAM uses a 5-Step Green Card Lottery approach to help you through the process: Registration; Application; Photo; Submission; and Selection. For two decades, DV PROGRAM has serviced millions of applications. Its services include:

  • An error-free application
  • Converting paper photos into the necessary digital format
  • High-level Customer Service
  • Representatives to help you in several languages
  • Timely submission of applications
  • Sending updates and immigrations tips
  • Clients selected by the DV Lottery are promptly notified by phone and email

How do I know if I’m selected as a Green Card Lottery winner?

DV PROGRAM will contact you via phone, fax, mail, and email based on the latest contact information you provided. You’ll receive information about the next steps in the process, including security checks, forms, and interviews.

Is DV PROGRAM affiliated with the U.S. government?

No, DV PROGRAM is a private company and not affiliated with the United States Government or USCIS. We provide application review and submission services for the Green Card Lottery.

What information is required on the Green Card Lottery application?

The application includes personal details such as your name, address, contact information, date of birth, gender, place of birth, eligibility country, education, marital status, and biographical information for family members.

Must I include my children’s information on the DV application?

Yes, all unmarried children under 21, including adopted children and those from a previous marriage, must be included, even if they do not plan to move to the USA.

Can a married couple file an application separately?

Yes, both spouses can apply separately if they meet the eligibility requirements.

Must all the family members listed on my application move with me to the USA after winning the Green Card Lottery?

No, they are not obligated to move with you.

How do I upload photos on the DV PROGRAM website?

You can log in with your username and password and follow the provided instructions for uploading photos for the Green Card Lottery.

Can I update my personal details online if I’m moving?

Yes, you can update your contact information via our website, which is crucial for us to inform you if you win the Green Card Lottery.

What security measures are used by DV PROGRAM to secure my online payment?

We use the latest industry-standard security measures to protect your financial and personal information, including encryption and secure deletion of credit card details.

Is there a fee for submitting a Green Card Lottery entry?

No, submitting an entry for the Green Card Lottery is free. DV PROGRAM charges only for our application review service.

Are there alternative payment methods for DV PROGRAM’s services?

Yes, we offer various payment methods such as Paypal, International Bank Transfer, and more, providing flexibility for our clients.

What if my payment is not approved?

Payment may fail due to reasons like insufficient funds, using a local card, or credit card company refusal.

Is there any payment confirmation?

Certainly. Upon the successful processing of our service fee, an automated payment confirmation email will be dispatched to you. This email will contain a link to access your invoice.

Is it possible to cancel DV PROGRAM’s service, and if so, can I receive a refund?

You can refer to our DV PROGRAM Terms of Use webpage, specifically Section 5.2, titled “Fees and Payments,” for detailed information regarding our refund policy. It stipulates that regardless of the Offered Products you select to purchase, you have a right to a fourteen (14) day cooling-off period as per applicable consumer law. This Cooling off Period initiates from the date of your purchase of the Offered Product. However, if you utilize any of our services, such as completing the application, using our assessment services, or engaging in any other service, you thereby agree to forfeit the right to cancel during the Cooling off Period and acknowledge that you are not entitled to a refund.