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U.S. Diversity Immigrant Visa Program for 2009

The American Institute in Taiwan is pleased to announce that the U.S. Diversity Immigrant Visa lottery will run from midnight, October 4, through 1:00am, December 3, 2007 (Taiwan time).

Complete information on eligibility requirements and application procedures is available exclusively at  All applications must be submitted on-line using this website.

Due to anticipated high demands for the on-line application system, AIT encourages participants to submit applications well before the lottery ends. There is no fee to participate in the Diversity Immigrant Visa lottery.

The U.S. Government employs no outside consultants or private services to operate the DV program. Any intermediaries or others who offer assistance to prepare DV entries do so without the authority or consent of the U.S. Government. Use of any outside intermediary or assistance to prepare a DV entry is entirely at the entrant's discretion.