in DV-2024 Lottery Program Online Registration important highlights DV-2024 Lottery Program Online Registration important highlights. The online registration for the DV Lottery 2024 started this month on October 05, 2022. As things stand, for this year, the VISA requirement that was included some years ago has been completely rolled out.

Also, no ID card number is required to apply for the DV-2024 Lottery program as some people may claim. All you will be asked of are your personal information and your name and date of birth as on your National Identity card.

Beware of fraud and scams. Some websites and emails attempt to mislead customers, posing as providers of official U.S. government information. Read  Fraud Warning from official DV Lottery website.

DV-2024 Lottery Program Instructions

The English version of the DV-2024 Program Instructions in PDF format is the only official version.  Unofficial translations in additional languages will be added to this webpage as they become available. 

 Note: As indicated in the instructions, for the purposes of eligibility some countries include components and dependent areas overseas.  If you are a native of a dependency or overseas territory, please select the appropriate country of eligibility.  For example, natives of Macau S.A.R should select Portugal, and natives of Martinique should select France. 

DV-2024 Program: Online Registration

As earlier mentioned, the DV-2024 Program online registration started on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4) and concludes on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-5).  Submission of more than one entry for a person will disqualify all entries for that person.

To register for the DV-2024 Lottery, one of the most important requirements is your photo. The photo requirements are very strict and your chances of being selected depend on that.

Before beginning, the entry process, verify that your picture and pictures for any dependents fully comply with the DV entry photo requirements included in the DV-2024 instructions.  Your case will be disqualified if you submit a non-compliant photo.  For examples of acceptable photos, click the button below.

The photo requirements are very strict and must meet the following criteria:

BackgroundLight-coloured and plain
Head sizeThe face (from chin to hair) must represent between 50 % and 69 % of the total height of the photo.
Head positionFace the camera. Your head must not be tilted up, down, or to the side.
ExposureThe photo must not be overexposed or underexposed. Shadows must not be visible.
Digital image alterationsShould be avoided. A modified background can influence the shape of the head.
The faceMust not be covered by hair and facial expression should be neutral.
Head coveringsAre not permitted except for religious reasons.
GlassesAre not allowed.
ColourHigh-quality colour photos only – no black-and-white photos!
Photo size51x51mm
Resolution600×600 pixels / 300 dpi
File sizeMaximum 240 KB
File formatJPG format
Photo ageThe photo must not be older than 6 months and needs to reflect the current look. Photos of previous DV Lotteries should not be used.

DV-2024 Lottery official website

As you might know, over the years, many have fallen victim to fraudulent websites that pass as the official website for the DV lottery. Note that there is only one unique website for the DV lottery application.

DV-2024 Program registration is only done on the online portal accessible via

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