According to the latest announcement by U.S. Department of State, the registration for 2014 Diversity Visa program has been closed. The registration phase started on October 2, 2012 and concluded on November 3, 2012. Currently all submission processing at the official web site of Electronic Diversity Visa Lottery has finished. U.S. Department of State didn’t extend the time for registration like the previous years.
The result of DV-2014 program will be announced at noon (EDT) on May 1, 2013. However entrants should keep their confirmation number until at least June 30, 2014. Additional entries may be selected in October 2013.
A notable number of Iranian nationals register for Diversity Visa program annually. According to the reports published by U.S. Department of State more than 370,000 Iranians registered for DV-2013 program and over 6000 of them won the lottery. This has raised criticisms against Obama administration but the United States government didn’t remove the eligibility of Iranians from 2014 Diversity Visa program.
The Diversity Immigrant Visa program is a United States congressionally mandated lottery program for receiving a United States Permanent Resident Card. It is also known as the Green Card Lottery.