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U.S. Department of State
Bureau of Consular Affairs
Electronic Diversity Visa Lottery


Our State Department Web site for the 2006 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2006) is now open. The application submission period for DV-2006 is from 12:00PM EST (GMT -5) on November 5, 2004 to 12:00PM EST (GMT -5) on January 7, 2005. The application form will only be available for submission during this period and this period only. Applications will not be accepted through the U.S. Postal Service.

Application Instructions

Please read the DV-2006 Application Instructions carefully. Applicants may be disqualified for not completing the application form correctly or by submitting more that one application. Use the link below to view the instructions.

DV-2006 Instructions

Note, as of November 1, 2004, there has been a change in the instructions. Click here to see the change.

Photo Validator

Before beginning the application process, you can verify that your picture complies with all requirements by clicking the link below.

Photo Validator

Application Form

The application form is prepared in two parts, one for the primary applicant and one for dependents (if any). Each part must be completed correctly and completely before going to the next part. After all parts are completed, the application will be submitted to the DV-2006 Processing Center for handling. Click the link below to begin the application process.

Begin Standard Application

If you would like to use an SSL-encrypted web connection, you may click the link below to continue. Please be aware that by using SSL encryption, your connection may be noticeably slower.

Begin SSL Application