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Immigrant Visas

Diversity Immigrant Visa Program

The Immigration Act of 1990 established the Diversity Immigrant Visa program, where 55,000 immigrant visas are available in an annual lottery. The lottery aims to diversify the immigrant population in the United States, by selecting applicants mostly from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States in the previous five years.

Citizens of Timor-Leste are eligible to apply for the 2018 Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery!  Learn more about the process and how to enter by clicking here!