The Diversity Visa, also known as the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program or DV Program, is a U.S. immigration program administered by the Department of State. It’s a lottery-based program that accepts applications throughout the year. At a certain point in the year, up to 50,000 immigrant visas are drawn from the pool of applicants at random. The Diversity Visa is only eligible to citizens of certain countries, including citizens of countries with low rates of immigration to the United States. If you are selected for admittance to the United States under the Diversity Visa program, then you can gain entry to the United States with a green card and establish permanent residency.