Diversity Visa (lottery)
Vietnam does not participate to the Diversity Visa program (also called Visa Lottery). Therefore, citizen of Vietnam cannot register to this program.
If you are a Vietnamese citizen and received an email or other communication informing you that you have been selected for this program, this is a scam.
If you participate to this program, you will never be asked to send money to the Department of State's Kentucky Consular Center or to a U.S. embassy or consulate or to any other person. If you received such a request, this is a scam.
Participants to this program will never receive official information by email.
All information about this program and registration procedures are available on the DV program official website.
The U.S. Embassy Hanoi reminds Vietnamese citizens and residents to use caution when working with private entities to apply for visas to the United States, as reports of fraudulent e-mails, websites, and print advertisements offering visa services are on the rise.
In particular, one widespread Diversity Visa (DV) scam e-mail instructs recipients to send money via Western Union to a fictitious person at the U.S. Embassy in London. If you have received this e-mail, you have been targeted by con artists. Under no circumstances should money be sent to any address for participation in the DV Lottery. The Department of State's Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) does not send e-mail notification to DV entrants informing them of their winning entries. DV applicants will never receive correspondence containing information on an applicant's status, but will only receive notification directing them to check their status on the official website. The only official way to receive status updates is through the DV program website.
The DV program offers up to 55,000 visa slots annually for people who wish to apply for immigration to the United States. Applicants selected in the random drawing are notified by the U.S. Department of State and are provided with instructions on how to proceed to the next step in the process. No other organization or private company is authorized by the U.S. Department of State to notify DV program applicants of their winning entries or the next steps in the process of applying for their immigrant visas.
To report incidents of visa fraud, please contact the Embassy via e-mail.