Should DV 2024 entrants keep their confirmation number until at least September 30 2024?
Yes, DV 2024 entrants should keep their confirmation number and all related documentation until at least September 30, 2024. It is essential to retain this information as it may be required for further processing and verification if an entrant is later selected as a winner in the DV Lottery.
If an entrant is selected, they will be notified through the Entrant Status Check system. The confirmation number will be necessary to access the status information and continue with the next steps of the DV application process.
Therefore, it is important to keep the confirmation number and any other relevant documentation in a safe place until the entire DV Lottery process is completed or until the expiration of the fiscal year’s DV program, which is typically on September 30th.
As it happened in 2011, you will need the confirmation number to check the status of your entry just in case the 2024 result is canceled.
There could also be a second draw as we witnessed in 2017. So until September 30, 2024, keep the confirmation number.