Each year, the U.S. Government makes 50,000 permanent residence visas available through the Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) Program. Visas are apportioned among six geographic regions based on immigration rates to the United States over the last five years, with a greater number of visas going to regions with lower rates of immigration to the United States. Visa applicants are selected through a computer-generated, random lottery. The selection of a person’s name in the lottery gives that person the opportunity to take the next steps in the visa application process. Please see the additional information on the Diversity Visa Program.
- Before contacting the U.S. Embassy in Uzbekistan with questions about the Diversity Visa (DV) Program, please read our Frequently Asked Questions information sheet.
- Instructions for how to prepare for a DV interview can be found in the Bureau of Consular Affairs’ DV Interview Preparation Instructions.
- For more information about DV fees, please visit our Immigrant Visa Fee page
DV-2020 Program: For information about the online registration period for the 2020 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2020) please review the Diversity Visa Program Instructions on our Bureau of Consular Affairs website. The U.S. Embassy in Uzbekistan has also created a video specifically help you understand the application process (in Uzbek language only).
DV-2019 Program: Entrants in the 2019 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2019) may check the status of their entries through the Entrant Status Check on the E-DV website now through September 30, 2019. Read more about the Entrant Status Check.
Beware of Diversity Immigrant Visa Scammers Sending Fraudulent Emails and Letters!
The U.S. Embassy in Uzbekistan reminds citizens and residents of Uzbekistan to use caution when working with private entities to apply for visas to the United States, particularly for Diversity Immigrant Visas. The embassy regularly receives reports of fraudulent facilitators, e-mails, letters, websites, phone calls, SMS, and print advertisements offering visa services. None of these third parties are affiliated in any way with the Embassy. The U.S. Embassy reminds individuals interested in applying for the Diversity Visa Program that the Embassy and the U.S. Department of State are the only authoritative sources of information on the DV Program and its requirements. For more information, please read our page on Diversity Visa Scams. Don’t fall victim!