U.S. Government announces opening of the Diversity Visa Program

The U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam announces the opening of the 2023 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2023) October 6, 2021.  This program annually awards up to 55,000 U.S. immigrant visas to people from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States.  Interested and qualified Tanzanians are invited to apply for this immigration program before November 9, 2021.

Please review the full instructions at  https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/diversity-visa-program-entry/diversity-visa-instructions.html.  The entry submission period for DV-2023 is open from 12 p.m. EST on October 6, 2021 through 12 p.m. EDT on November 9, 2021.  Submit your Electronic Diversity Visa Entry Form (E-DV Entry Form or DS-5501), online at dvprogram.state.gov.  You can submit only one entry during this time period and only online.  No late entries or paper entries will be accepted.

Please note the following important information:

  • There is no fee to submit the online application. Please do not send, pay, or transfer money to any organization or person who offers to assist you or increase your chance of being selected.
  • You must go to our online system to find out whether your entry has been selected in the DV Entrants in the 2023 Diversity Visa program may check the status of their entries on the E-DVwebsite at dvprogram.state.gov from May 8, 2022 through September 30, 2023. If you have been selected in the DV program, you pay for the visa application only at the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam at the time of the visa interview. If anyone requests money to help you enter the DV program, please contact the U.S. Embassy.
  • Selection of the application through the diversity visa program does not guarantee issuance of a visa. If you are selected for the program, you will still need an interview appointment to determine if you meet the requirements of U.S. immigration law.
  • You can only include your immediate family (spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21) in your Diversity Visa application. If you add other people, your visa will be refused.  If someone asks you to list other people on your application, please contact the U.S. Embassy – you would not have to give your name.
  • List all of your immediate family members on your application, even if they do not wish to emigrate. Failure to do so will result in disqualification and refusal of all visas in your case at the time of the visa interview.

If you have additional questions, please email drsiv@state.gov