When EDV 2023 Open. How to apply for EDV 2023 ?



When EDV 2023 Open. How to apply for EDV 2023 ?

Electronic Diversity Visa

(EDV 2023)

When EDV 2023 Open's:

The application registration period for the 2023 Diversity Visa (DV) Program will open between the month on October and November 2021 AD. We encourage DV applicants to apply as soon as possible on the time. The online registration period for the DV-2023 Program begins on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and concludes on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-5).

Important Information for Interested Applicants:

  • Application Fee: There is no charge for participating in the DV program.
  • No need for a consultant: The US Embassy advises you not to seek the help of a consultant when applying. If you need help with the application, consider seeking the help of a family member, friend, or other trusted person. You will be responsible for your own application regardless of the support provided.
  • Form to be filled online: Applicants for the 2023 Diversity Visa Program will need to go to www.dvlottery.state.gov during the registration period and fill out the Electronic Diversity Visa (E-DV) application form.
  • Disclosure of Family Details: When registering you must list your spouse and all unmarried children under the age of 21 at the time of application. Applications submitted without including them will be considered invalid.
  • One application per person: You only need to submit one application. Applicants who submit more than one application will be disqualified from the program.
  • Recently taken photo: If the photo used in the previous year's DV application is used in this year's application, the application will be disqualified. The rules regarding photos should be strictly followed and submitted in a way that matches the right people included in each photo application.


  • Applicants should not wear glasses when taking a photo.
  • Restoration, Expired Passport Details Required: This year's application must include the passport number of the main applicant, the country of issue, and the expiration date of the passport.
  • Be sure to save and print your confirmation number: this is the only way to check your status.
  • Do not give your confirmation number to anyone.
  • Result of EDV 2021 & 2022: The only way to determine if you have been selected for DV is to go to www.dvlottery.state.gov  and then enter your confirmation number.
  • Applicants must provide their email address when registering the application. However, selected people are not sent an email notifying that they have been selected.
  • This does not guarantee that you will get a visa by opting for DV. If you have the opportunity to be interviewed for a visa, the consular officer will determine if you have the required qualifications and if you are eligible for DV under U.S. immigration law.
  • The list of documents to take with you when going for the interview is given at https://go.usa.gov/xRuzM.
  • More information about the DV program is available at www.dvlottery.state.gov or at the US Embassy in Kathmandu at https://np.usembassy.gov/visas/immigrant-visas.