Diversity Visa Program Law and Legal Definition

The Diversity Visa program is a program initiated by the U.S. Department of State. It is an annual lottery for immigration to the U.S. Pursuant to this program up to 55,000 immigrants can enter the U.S. each year from countries with low rates of immigration to the U.S. This program is also referred to as the DV Program.

The following is an example of a case law referring to the program:

The diversity visa program makes available up to 55,000 immigrant visas each fiscal year to be awarded to citizens of countries that have had historically low rates of immigration to the United States. [Mwasaru v. Napolitano, 619 F.3d 545 (6th Cir. 2010)].