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October 4|2016 marks the first day U.S. Department of State begins accepting applications for the 2018 Diversity Visa ("DV") Lottery. The deadline to submit your application is November 7, 2016. The U.S. government issues 50,000 immigrant visas (i.e., "permanent resident visas" or "green cards") per year through the DV Lottery to individuals and their families who are from countries deemed to have low rates of immigration to the United States. As a method to broaden the diversity of the American people, the DV lottery is not available to people from those countries the government has deemed be sources of large numbers of immigrants. Nationals from countries not eligible for the DV visa include: Mexico, El Salvador, Canada, United Kingdom, India, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Bangladesh, China, Pakistan, South Korea, Philippines, Vietnam, Nigeria, Brazil, and Peru.