Early Conclusion of the 2023 Diversity Visa (DV) Program

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, September 14, 2023 – The Department of State has issued the last of the available visas for the 2023 Diversity Visa Program.  For each 12-month period, beginning in October, the Department of State is legally allowed to issue approximately 55,000 diversity visas.  When the global total of 55,000 diversity visas have been issued, the program concludes for that year in all countries – not just Tajikistan.

The next Diversity Visa Program will open in early October, and we encourage all who are eligible to apply.  Those who were not selected this year are eligible to apply for the program again.  The U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe will release more information about the next Diversity Visa program as soon as it is available.

The U.S. Embassy has notified applicants whose appointments have been canceled.  We understand that the conclusion of the 2023 program may be disappointing to selectees who were unable to receive a visa.  We remain committed to facilitating travel for individuals from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States and recognize the important contribution that diversity brings to our communities and the U.S. economy.