Registration for the Fiscal Year 2022 Diversity Visa, popularly known as the Green Card lottery, opened on October 7th, 2020.
The US State Department, which runs the program, announced last week that registration for DV-2022 will open on October 7, 2020 and 12pm ET and close on November 20, 2020 at 12pmET.
The Diversity Visa program makes available up to 55,000 green cards available each year to nationals of countries with low immigration rates to the US. An estimated 12 million people participated in the lottery in 2019.
Countries with more than 50,000 of their citizens migrating to the US over the previous five years are not eligible to participate in the program. For that reason, citizens of the following countries are not eligible to participate in DV-2022: Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (including Hong KongSAR), Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam.
Kenyan citizens are eligible to participate in the program, including those currently living in the US on valid non-immigrant visas.
Entries will only be accepted online at this link: https://dvprogram.state.gov.