The US State Department has announced that the registration period for the Fiscal Year 2022 (DV-2022) Diversity Visa, popularly known as the Green Card Lottery, will run from October 7, 2020 12pm to November 10, 2020 Eastern time.
The Diversity Visa program makes up to 55,000 permanent resident visas (green cards) available to nationals of countries with low immigration rates to the US.
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.
Applicants must submit their entries online between October 7, 2020 12pm to November 10, 2020 Eastern time at the following website: dvprogram.state.gov.