The Immigration Act of 1990 established the Diversity Visa (DV) program, where 55,000 immigrant visas would be available in an annual lottery, starting in fiscal year 1995. The lottery aims to diversify the immigrant population in the United States, by selecting applicants mostly from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States in the previous five years.
To apply for a diversity visa, follow the steps on the Diversity Visa Process on usvisas.state.gov. Once you have completed those steps, review the instructions given to you by the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC), along with the information presented on this website, for further guidance and instructions.
It is important to mention that not every country participates on the Diversity Visa Program, popularly known as Visa Lottery. The purpose of the program is to give a chance of Immigration to people from countries with low representation in the United States. Due to the great amount of residence visas given to Salvadorans every year, El Salvador does not qualify to participate on the program.