The 2010 Diversity Visa Lottery’s online entry system will start at noon EST on October 2, 2008 and will end at noon EST on December 1, 2008. Persons seeking to enter the lottery program must register online through the designated Internet website during the registration period. Shortly, the Department of State will provide detailed information and instructions for the lottery. Please note that winners for the 2009 Diversity Visa Lottery were notified via mail between May and July of this year.
There is no fee charged for entering the Diversity Visa Lottery. The Department of State does not endorse, recommend or sponsor any information or material from outside entities. The Department is aware that websites and email have masqueraded as official Diversity Visa Lottery facilitators. Registration for the Diversity Visa Lottery through the official, U.S. government website, http://www.dvlottery.state.gov, is free of charge and notification of winning entries are sent by mail only.