The Diversity Visa 2020 green card lottery is coming.
Registration begins at noon Wednesday and runs until noon Nov. 6, 2018.
Qualified winners will apply for their immigrant visas during the 2020 federal fiscal year that runs from Oct. 1, 2019, to Sept. 30, 2020. When the time comes to enter for the lottery, go to http://www.usvisas.state.gov.
Here are the answers to some common questions about the DV lottery.
Q. Which countries are in this year?
A. No change from last year. Natives of all countries qualify EXCEPT Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (mainland-born), Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam. Persons born in Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, and Taiwan ARE eligible. If you were born in a qualifying country but your spouse wasn’t your spouse can also enter.