What you should do if you win the DV Lottery

You can apply for an immigrant visa if you win the DV Lottery and meet the other requirements. If your application is accepted, you could move to the U.S., stay there permanently, and get a Green Card.

  1. Log in to the Immigrant/Diversity Visa site to submit an application for an immigrant visa.
  2. Fill out and submit your Form DS-260 immigrant visa application online.Before submitting Form DS-260, learn more about it.
  3. After submitting your application, you could get an email setting up an appointment with a U.S. embassy or consulate. Find out how to be ready for an interview.
  4. If you are granted an immigrant visa, the interviewer will let you know. Find out more about the steps that follow a job interview, including
    • How to proceed if your visa request has been granted or refused
    • How to enter the U.S.
    • What happens after you acquire your Green Card, also known as a Permanent Resident Card.
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