The deadline for applicants to register for the Diversity Visa 2018 program is approaching. The Diversity Visa program randomly selects 55,000 registrants from countries with historically low levels of immigration to the U.S., providing the opportunity to apply for a green card.

Key dates and details:

  • Registration opened Oct. 4 and closes Nov. 7 at noon Eastern Standard Time.
  • Individuals wishing to register for the program must submit entries at the only official method of registering for the program. There is no charge to register.
  • Registration details and program instructions, including a list of eligible nationals, may be found here.
  • The results of the lottery will be available beginning May 2, 2017.

BAL Analysis: Applicants are advised to apply as early as possible and to avoid applying during the final week of registration, as heavy demand is likely to cause delays in the registration process.

This alert has been provided by the BAL U.S. Practice group. For additional information, please contact

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