How DV Lottery winners are selected
Winners of the DV lottery are selected electronically.
Because the selection is done electronically, it is important to stick to the rules during the application, this is because all bad entries and all double entries will automatically be taken out before the “good entries” are entered into the electronic draw.
About DV lottery
The Green Card Lottery is the Diversity Immigrant Visa program, it was introduced by the United States Government in 1990. Ever since its introduction, millions have gotten the opportunity to change their country of residence to the USA. Many have become dual citizens of the USA, others have naturalized outright, in this light, even those in the States who do not have Green Cards have gotten it through the lottery.
The program is a lottery, as such, like all other lotteries, it is a thing of chance and not a certainty that you would be selected after applying. What happens is that when you obey the rules and apply according to all the specifications given, for example, the picture quality, then you increase your chances because all double entries will be taken out, all bad entries will also be taken out. Then those that are “correct” will be but into the electronic draw.
The program aims to allow people who want to live and work, school or simply change their country of residence to the United States to be able to do so. Applying for the program is therefore free. Any attempted to be charged before you apply must be seen as a scam.
From 2018, 23 million people are said to be applying to the lottery annually, however, only 50,000 people are selected as winners each year.
Month registration is done
Registration for the Diversity Immigrant Visa program normally opens in October. Applications are accepted until November. When all applications have been accepted and taken through the selection procedure, the results are released in May the following year.
However, the results for this year’s has been postponed to June. If you applied, you can wait patiently for the results to be announced. If you want to check for the status of your entry too, you can do that at https://dvlottery.state.gov/ using your unique confirmation number and personal information.
The winners are processed from October to September 30, the following year. Because winners are selected electronically, it is important to take all the application instructions seriously.
All bad registrations are rejected, all double entries are also rejected. The rest of the valid applications are then put into a draw. If you are a winner or are selected, you will be notified via mail.
As much as possible, avoid applying through middlemen who charge fees to apply on your behalf.
The DV lottery is also not for sale nor transferable. Claims of selling DV lottery winnings are scams and should be reported to the police.