You must have a valid and unexpired passport or provide an acceptable reason why you do not have a passport in order to participate in the Green Card Lottery.
Only the primary applicant is required to have a passport. (Spouses and children are not required to have passports.)
On the application form you must provide your full name as it appears on your passport, your passport's country of issuance, and its expiration date.
You do not need a passport if:
Additional information is available about special passport circumstances.