DV-2018 Program here. October 4-November 7, 2016 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-4).

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Diversity Visa Program Entry Instructions

DV-2018 Program: Online Registration

DV-2018 Program: Online registration for the DV-2018 Program began on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and concludes on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-4).

DV-2018 Program Instructions

The English version of the DV-2018 Program Instructions in PDF format are provided for your convenience and required use. The English language version of the DV-2018 Program Instructions 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-2018 Translations (unofficial)

Bulgarian/Български Italian/Italiano  Japanese/日本語
Khmer (Cambodian)/ខ្មែរ Polish/Polski Romanian/Românã
Russian/русский Sinhala/සිංහල Tamil/தமிழ்
Turkish/Türkçe Ukrainian/Українською мовою Uzbek/O’zbekcha

Please view our video for an introduction to the Diversity Visa program, and step-by-step guidance to help you submit an entry. (Note: minor changes have been made to the DV-2018 entry form, but the instructions provided in the video are still valid.)


DV-2017 Program: Online Registration

DV 2017 Program: Online registration for the DV 2017 Program began on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and concluded on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-4).

DV-2017 Program Instructions

Select the English version of the DV-2017 Program Instructions in PDF format for your convenience and required use. The English language version of the DV-2017 Program Instructions is the only official version. Unofficial translations in additional languages will be added as they become available.

Translations (All translations are in .pdf format)

Note: If you do not see instructions in your native language, please see the U.S. Embassy or Consulate website to find out whether your country may have additional Diversity Visa information.

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.

Albanian/Shqip Armenian/Հայերեն Bulgarian/Български
French/Français Italian/Italiano Japanese/日本語
Latvian/Latviski Polish/Polski Romanian/Românã
Sinhala/සිංහල Spanish/Español Tamil/தமிழ்
Turkish/Türkçe Ukrainian/Українською мовою Uzbek/O’zbekcha

Diversity Visa Program Information

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You can no longer wear glasses in your US passport photo

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noglassWASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is banning passport and visa applicants from wearing eyeglasses in photos taken for the documents.

In a notice published Friday, October 14, 2016, the department said that effective Nov. 1, applicants must remove glasses for passport and visa photographs.

It says the step is being taken to “eliminate glares and shadows” that can cause delays in processing the applications and to ensure consistent photo standards. Only in rare circumstances, if applicants have “documented medical necessity during urgent travel” will glasses be allowed.
Image from the US Passports & International Travel department

Image from the US Passports & International Travel department

In 2015, more than 200,000 poor quality photos were submitted, and caused applications to be put on hold. The U.S. Passport Services notice said glasses were the No. 1 problem.

The department says it expects to process a record number of passports — more than 20 million — in the current budget year that ends next October.

No, you don’t have to get a brand new passport right now, but next time you renew, you’ll have to take your glasses off.

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No Glasses Allowed, Starting November 1st

October 1, 2016 image of PPT Carousel No Eyeglasses 325x202px v22.jpgBeginning November 1st, 2016, customers applying for or renewing their passport must remove glasses for their passport photo.

Last year, more than 200,000 passport customers submitted poor quality photos which we couldn’t accept. The #1 problem was glasses. We had to put their passport applications on hold because we couldn’t clearly identify them from their photo.

If the photo of you in your unexpired passport has glasses, don’t worry about it. You don’t have to get a new passport now. Next time you renew your passport, though, you’ll have to take your glasses off.

This policy change helps us and it helps you. We can see you more clearly now and you will experience fewer passport application delays and can move faster through U.S. ports of entry. Don’t get us wrong, we love your glasses, but take them off for your passport photo.*

For more information on passport photos, check out our photo requirements and photo examples.

*If you must wear eye glasses for medical reasons, you’ll need to obtain and submit a signed statement with your passport application from a medical professional or health practitioner.

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U.S. Department of Transportation bans Galaxy Note 7 from all flights

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones will be banned from all airline flights after nearly 100 incidents of the devices overheating and sometimes injuring owners, the Transportation Department announced Friday.

The Federal Aviation Administration previously urged travelers not to turn on the phones, pack them in checked luggage or charge them during a flight. The new ban is effective at noon Saturday, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said.

“We recognize that banning these phones from airlines will inconvenience some passengers, but the safety of all those aboard an aircraft must take priority,” Foxx said. “We are taking this additional step because even one fire incident inflight poses a high risk of severe personal injury and puts many lives at risk.” MORE