Peru Returns to the Immigrant Diversity Visa Program

The U.S. Department of State announced that the Immigrant Diversity Visa Program for the year 2021 (DV-2021) begins October 2, 2019. Peru is one of the countries eligible to participate in this program.

The Department of State will accept applications for potential immigrants based in qualified countries and will issue a total of 50,000 permanent residence visas to those who register and meet the necessary requirements. Application period runs from October 2, 2019, until November 5, 2019.

Immigrant Diversity Visas are distributed among six regions of the world.  Each country eligible to participate in the Diversity Visa Program can receive a maximum of seven percent of the visas available worldwide.

The procedure for applying for an Immigrant Diversity Visa is completely free. Only applications submitted electronically through the official website will be accepted.

The website to apply for a Diversity Visa, activated between October 2, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. (Lima time) until November 5, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. (Lima time), is: http://www.dvlottery.state.gov

Official website with instructions for the Diversity Visa Program (includes Spanish translation of the instructions for the DV-2020 program): https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/diversity-visa-program-entry/diversity- visa-instructions.html

The Embassy would like to remind you that official email sources of visa information for the United States end in “state.gov”, and recommends avoiding the use of paid “visa fixers” (tramitadores)  for any visa application.