This year, we are again offering application agency services for the DV-2024 Visa Program!
The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program is a program that issues U.S. permanent residence visas ("Green Cards") to randomly selected individuals from qualified applicants once a year. Though you must renew your card every ten years, once you obtain the Green Card, you can live and work in the U.S. without any restrictions.
Those who wish to receive support for your DV-2024 application, please contact us as soon as possible.
Application Support Fee: 22,000 JPY (tax incl.)
Application Start: 12:00 (noon), Eastern Daylight Saving Time, October 5, 2022
Application Deadline: 12:00 (noon), Eastern Standard Time, November 8, 2022
Announcement of Selectees: May 6, 2023
There are two eligibility requirements: (1) country of birth and (2) education and work experience.
(1) Birth in a DV-2024 eligible country.
Applicants born in Japan are eligible.
Every year, the U.S. Department of State announces the countries ineligible for the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program when the program guidelines are released. If you were born in a country other than those listed below, you are eligible to apply.
※Note: People born in the following countries are not eligible to apply.
Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (mainland and Hong Kong), Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its territories, Venezuela, and Vietnam (※People born in Macao and Taiwan are eligible)
The basic requirement is determined by country of birth, not nationality. This means that even if you are a citizen of one of the above non-target countries, you are eligible to apply if you were born in a country or region that is not a target country, such as Japan. For example, a child born in Japan to parents of Vietnamese nationality may apply. In addition, even if you do not meet the basic requirements, you may be eligible to apply if you meet either of the following conditions.
- Your spouse was born in an eligible country (they must also immigrate to the U.S. in this case)
- Your parents were born in an eligible country
(2) Fulfillment of education/work experience requirements
You must have
- Graduated high school
- Have at least two years of work experience within the past five years in an occupation that requires at least two years of training or experience to perform
※Applicants who have completed 12 years of elementary, junior high, and high school in Japan satisfy the application requirements.
Please note there is a possibility of website delays caused by heavy demand. If you submit your application too close to the deadline, you may not be able to submit it at all.
Do not wait until the last week of the registration period to submit your application. The Department of State also discourages last-week applications, so please contact us as soon as possible if you would like us to apply on your behalf.