DV Lottery 2025 Requirements

The DV Lottery, officially known as the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, is a U.S. government program that makes up to 55,000 diversity visas available each year to citizens of countries with low rates of immigration to the United States. The DV Lottery is a random drawing, and there is no fee to apply.

DV Lottery 2025 Requirements

To be eligible for the DV Lottery 2025, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a native of a qualifying country.
  • You must have at least a high school education or its equivalent, or two years of work experience in an occupation that requires at least two years of training or experience.

Qualifying Countries

The following countries are eligible for the DV Lottery 2025:

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh (Not eligible)
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil (Not eligible)
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China (including Hong Kong SAR) (Not eligible)
  • Colombia (Not eligible)
  • Comoros
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of the
  • Congo, Republic of the
  • Costa Rica
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czechia
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic (Not eligible)
  • East Timor (Timor-Leste)
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador (Not eligible)
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Eswatini
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Gambia, The
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti (Not eligible)
  • Honduras (Not eligible)
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India (Not eligible)
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica (Not eligible)
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico (Not eligible)
  • Micronesia, Federated States of
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria (Not eligible)
  • North Macedonia
  • Northern Ireland (part of the United Kingdom)
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan (Not eligible)
  • Palau
  • Palestine
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines (Not eligible)
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea (Republic of Korea) (Not eligible)
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland)
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela (Not eligible)
  • Vietnam (Not eligible)
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

If you are a native of a country that is not on this list, you are not eligible to apply for the DV Lottery.

Education and Work Experience Requirements

To be eligible for the DV Lottery 2025, you must have at least a high school education.

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