It's that time of year again!

The annual Diversity Lottery 2017 opens today, October 1, 2015and closes November 3, 2015.

The application requires that you upload a photo of yourself that meets a very specific set of dimensions, including where your chin and forehead are positioned. They have this amazing tool (that is so extremely hard to find) to make sure your photo is correct, ensuring your application won't be denied on that basis. This tool is your application's best friend.

  • Apply ASAP, you get a one month window and that time flies, seriously.
  • Make sure you have all the information you need before starting your application.
  • Use the photo crop tool to ensure your photo is perfect.
  • Apply only ONCE.
  • Save the confirmation number and keep it somewhere safe. You'll need it come May when it's time to check if you were selected.