Last update: October 1, 2015
Online registration for the DV-2017 Program begins on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), and ends on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST). See the Diversity Visa Program (http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/immigrate/diversity-visa/instructions.html) webpage for more information and instructions in English.
DV-2017 Program Instructions
Select the English version of the DV-2017 Program Instructions (.PDF, 448 KB) in PDF format for your convenience and required use. The English language version of the DV-2017 Program Instructions is the only official version.
DV 2016 Program
Online registration for the DV-2016 Program began on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and concluded on Monday, November 3, 2014 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-5). See the Diversity Visa Program webpage for information.
DV-2016 Program Instructions
Select the English version of the DV-2016 Program Instructions in PDF format for your convenience and required use. The English language version of the DV-2016 Program Instructions is the only official version.
Passport home delivery service
Starting May 5th, 2014 visa applicants may opt for passport home delivery service. Please visit the following webpage http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ro for more information.
If you have received an email notifying you that your application for the Diversity Visa (DV) Program has been successful and that in order to proceed with your application you are required to send money via Western Union to a named individual at the U.S. Embassy, you are a victim of a scam.
NOTE - There is no fee required to enter the Diversity Visa Lottery. The U.S. Government employs no outside consultants or private services to operate the DV program. Any intermediaries or others who offer assistance to prepare an application do so without the authority or consent of the U.S. Government. Entrant notification will be through the Entrant Status Check at www.dvlottery.state.gov. Those selected in the random drawing are NOT notified by email. The Diversity Visa Lottery Instructions "Selection of Applicants" section provides information about the DV timeframe and process.
Remember, successful DV applicants are notified by the Department of State, Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) through Entrant Status Check. The KCC will not ask you to send money to them or to this Embassy or any other U.S. Embassy by mail or by services such as Western Union. No other organization or private company is authorized by the Department of State to notify DV applicants of their winning entry, or the next steps in the processing of applying for their visa.
Every year the United States makes available 50,000 immigrant visas through the Diversity Visa program and chooses winners randomly from all over the world from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States.
For more information about the diversity visas, please visit the Diversity Visa Program page. Diversity Visa Program page.
Where do I register for the Diversity Visa program?
For any visa-related question not answered on the consular section’s website, applicants may refer to the A-Z Subject Index or send a message to the following email address: VisasBucharest@state.gov. In most cases, the message will be answered within 3 business days.
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Diversity Visa Scam
Diversity Visa Scam
The U.S. Embassy in Bucharest presents a short video warning against the dangers of scams which prey on participants in the Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery program.