Diversity Immigrant Visa (DIV),
The Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) program, also known as the Green Card Lottery (GCL), is a United States government Lucky Draw program for receiving a USA Green Card. The Immigration started 1990 established the current and permanent Diversity Visa (DV) program.
The lottery is administered by the Department of United State and conducted under the Immigration and National Act (INA). It makes available 55,000 immigrant visas annually and aims to diversify the immigrant population in the United States, by selecting applicants from countries with low numbers of immigrants in the previous five years. Around 12 million people applied for the lottery in 2019.
Many deceptive agencies charge fees from applicants or falsely claim to increase their winning chances, but in fact the only way to apply for the lottery is to complete the entry form on the Department of State website, free of charge.