DV Lottery 2023 Results: How To Check DV Lottery Entrant Status

The Results of the 2023 Diversity Visa program (DV-2023), also known as the Green Card lottery, can be checked online beginning Tuesday, May 7th, 2022, at 15:00GMT.

Results will only be available on the US Department of State website.

To check the results of your entry, you will need your confirmation number, year of birth, last name, and pass a simple security check to prove you are human.

USA passport on the flag of the US United Stetes.
USA passport on the flag of the US United Stetes.

How to check 2023 DV Lottery results

  1. Visit the U.S Department of State website https://dvlottery.state.gov/
  2. Click CHECK STATUS and CONTINUE
  3. Enter your Confirmation Number (Example: 2020xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx)
  4. Enter Last Name or Family Name
  5. Enter Year of Birth
  6. Carefully look at the security code provided and enter it correctly
  7. Hit SUBMIT.
  8. The next page tells you if you have been selected for further processing or not.

The DV 2023 entrants are those that registered between October 6, 2021 and November 9, 2021. The US State Department will begin processing visas and conducting interviews for the eventual winners starting in October, 2022, with those who pass the interviews, background checks and other qualifications such as high school education and/or work experience being granted permanent resident visas.

The Diversity Visa program, which is administered by the State Department, makes 50,000 permanent resident visas available annually to nationals of countries with low immigration rates to the United States over the previous five years.

SOLVED: Difficulty in signing and submitting DV lottery DS-260 form

Winners of Diversity Visa lottery are expected to complete form DS-260 to initiate the visa application process.

Almost all applicants get stuck at the last stage of the DS-260 form where the person filling the form has to sign and submit.

A KCC Case Number error is returned upon submission and this leaves many worried. Some even think their case numbers are wrong or they have been removed from the list of winners.

To solve this, first crosscheck to ensure you keyed in the right Case Number. Case numbers have the following format:

2019AF000112345

Now clear all the Zeros that come after the letter ‘F’. It should then look like this:

2019AF112345

Submit the form and this should work.

If it still fails to submit, then you may call the Kentucky Consular Center at +1 606-526-7500 between 7:30am and 4:00pm EST or E-mail them at [email protected] with details of the problem.

DV Lottery: Myths and Facts

The Diversity Visa Lottery, a program by the United States government that sends 50,000 people annually to the US is well patronized by ‘immigration risk’ countries. Although the program has existed for years, very few people have taken time to read about it to clear some myths that are always heard whenever this program is the topic of discussion among people.

In this article, I will list all the myths and their accompanying facts.

1. Myth: Apartment, job and air ticket are provided by the US government

Fact: The U.S government does not promise winners of accommodation and employment. Winners are only promised of permanent residency (Green Card). Winners are expected to indicate an address where they would want their green cards posted to. This is a clear indication that the US expects winners to have made accommodation arrangements before attending visa interviews. There is no job waiting for you. You are to buy your air ticket, look for your own employment once you receive your green card.

2. Myth: Registering in the US increases one’s chances of winning

Fact: Registering in the US does not improve your chances of possible selection. If you send your information to someone in the US to register for you, it is the same process they will go through. Application is online based and winners are not selected based on place of registration.

3. Myth: Some people are experts in the registration process

Fact: Selection of winners is done randomly. No one can influence this. You may only seek assistance in resizing your photos to meet the required size. It is always advisable to undertake the registration process yourself to make sure that every information provided is correct.

4. Myth: So much money is charged after winning

Fact: You are not required to pay any money apart from your visa fee and medical examination. People end up paying so much money because they engaged third parties during registration. The third parties who usually register people in tents charge huge sum of monies from winners before releasing their registration details. If you are not ready to waste such money, it is better you do the registration yourself.

5. Myth: Once I win I can take my family along

Fact: You can only take your family along if you included them during the entry stage. You can also take them along if you married or had kids after the registration period. If you have a spouse or children but failed to include them during the registration, you will be disqualified. Family here refers to spouse and children under 21 year, extended family not included.

6. Myth: I can ‘marry’ my sister/brother when I win

Fact: This is illegal and you would be caught during the time of interview or in the US even after receiving your green card. Your status as a permanent resident can then be revoked. This is a crime and could jeopardize your chances of traveling to the US again in the future.

Which countries are eligible for 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.

Countries whose citizens are not eligible for the program are those that have sent more than 50,000 immigrants to the U.S. in the previous five years. These are considered ineligible to apply. They are considered as “high admission” countries.

For the year 2021, the following countries are the eligible countries.

AFRICA
Algeria Madagascar
Angola Malawi
Benin Mali
Botswana Mauritania
Burkina Faso Mauritius
Burundi Morocco
Cameroon Mozambique
Cabo Verde Namibia
Central African Republic Niger
Chad Rwanda
Comoros Sao Tome and Principe
Congo Senegal
Congo, Democratic Republic of the Seychelles
Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) Sierra Leone
Djibouti Somalia
Egypt* South Africa
Equatorial Guinea South Sudan
Eritrea Sudan
Ethiopia Swaziland
Gabon Tanzania
Gambia, The Togo
Ghana Tunisia
Guinea Uganda
Guinea-Bissau Zambia
Kenya Zimbabwe
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya

 

  • Persons born in the areas administered prior to June 1967 by Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Egypt are chargeable, respectively, to Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Egypt. Persons born in the Gaza Strip are chargeable to Egypt; persons born in the West Bank are chargeable to Jordan; persons born in the Golan Heights are chargeable to Syria.

 

In Africa, natives of Nigeria are not eligible for this year’s Diversity Visa program.

 

 

ASIA
Afghanistan Jordan*
Bahrain Kuwait
Bhutan Laos
Brunei Lebanon
Burma Malaysia
Cambodia Maldives
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region** Mongolia
Indonesia Nepal
Iran North Korea
Iraq Oman
Israel* Qatar
Japan*** Saudi Arabia
UNCLASSIFIED

 

UNCLASSIFIED
Singapore Thailand
Sri Lanka Timor-Leste
Syria* United Arab Emirates
Taiwan** Yemen

 

*Persons born in the areas administered prior to June 1967 by Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Egypt are chargeable, respectively, to Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Egypt. Persons born in the Gaza Strip are chargeable to Egypt; persons born in the West Bank are chargeable to Jordan; persons born in the Golan Heights are chargeable to Syria.

 

**Hong Kong S.A.R. (Asia region), Macau S.A.R. (Europe region, chargeable to Portugal), and Taiwan (Asia region) do qualify and are listed here. For the purposes of the diversity program only, persons born in Macau S.A.R. derive eligibility from Portugal.

 

***Persons born in the Habomai Islands, Shikotan, Kunashiri, and Etorofu are chargeable to Japan. Persons born in Southern Sakhalin are chargeable to Russia.

 

Natives of the following Asia Region countries are not eligible for this year’s Diversity Visa program:

Bangladesh, China (mainland-born), India, Pakistan, South Korea, Philippines, and Vietnam.

 

 

EUROPE
Albania Luxembourg
Andorra Macau Special Administrative Region**
Armenia Macedonia
Austria Malta
Azerbaijan Moldova
Belarus Monaco
Belgium Montenegro
Bosnia and Herzegovina Netherlands (including components and
Bulgaria dependent areas overseas)
Croatia Northern Ireland***
Cyprus Norway (including components and
Czech Republic dependent areas overseas)
Denmark (including components and Poland
dependent areas overseas) Portugal (including components and
Estonia dependent areas overseas)
Finland Romania
France (including components and Russia****
dependent areas overseas) San Marino
Georgia Serbia
Germany Slovakia
Greece Slovenia
Hungary Spain
Iceland Sweden
Ireland Switzerland
Italy Tajikistan
Kazakhstan Turkey
Kosovo Turkmenistan
Kyrgyzstan Ukraine
Latvia Uzbekistan
Liechtenstein Vatican City
Lithuania

 

  • Macau S.A.R. does qualify and is listed above and for the purposes of the diversity program only; persons born in Macau S.A.R. derive eligibility from Portugal.

 

***For purposes of the diversity program only, Northern Ireland is treated separately. Northern Ireland does qualify and is listed among the qualifying areas.

 

  • Persons born in the Habomai Islands, Shikotan, Kunashiri, and Etorofu are chargeable to Japan. Persons born in Southern Sakhalin are chargeable to Russia.

 

 

 

 

Natives of the following European countries are not eligible for this year’s DV program: Great Britain (United Kingdom). Great Britain (United Kingdom) includes the following dependent areas: Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, British Indian Ocean Territory, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, St. Helena, and Turks and Caicos Islands.

 

NORTH AMERICA

 

The Bahamas

 

In North America, natives of Canada and Mexico are not eligible for this year’s DV program.

 

 

OCEANIA
 

Australia (including components and

Palau
dependent areas overseas) Papua New Guinea
Fiji Samoa
Kiribati Solomon Islands
Marshall Islands Tonga
Micronesia, Federated States of Tuvalu
Nauru Vanuatu
New Zealand (including components and
dependent areas overseas)
SOUTH AMERICA, CENTRAL AMERICA, AND THE CARIBBEAN
Antigua and Barbuda Nicaragua
Argentina Panama
Barbados Paraguay
Belize Peru
Bolivia Saint Kitts and Nevis
Chile Saint Lucia
Costa Rica Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Cuba Suriname
Dominica Trinidad and Tobago
Ecuador Uruguay
Grenada Venezuela
Guyana
Honduras

 

 

Countries in this region whose natives are not eligible for this year’s DV program:

 

Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, and Mexico.

 

Has the green card lottery been cancelled?

The furore and noise that used to herald the opening of the Green card lottery is not more seen especially in Ghana. In the late 90s, it was not uncommon to see internet café agents mount stands on university campuses to convince them to apply for the DV lottery. This is no more the case, as many people now have access to the internet. The Green Card Lottery is still on and one can apply when the US government opens for applications.

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.

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.

Many have wondered if the lottery has been cancelled following the Coronavirus pandemic.

The DV-2021 registration period opened on October 2, 2019, and ended on November 5, 2019. Those who applied can enter their confirmation information through the link dvlottery.state.gov starting June 6, 2020, to find out the status of their application.

Once the program is still ongoing, nothing shows that it has been cancelled, when the next batch opens, you can also participate.

Is US Green Card Lottery real?

The immediate answer to this question is going to be a big yes! The Green Card Lottery is real.

Several people have applied and won the lottery genuinely and have had their lives completely turned around as they have migrated to the USA and have become citizens enjoying all that goes with being a citizen of the USA.

Exactly what is the Green Card 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.

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.

You could as well be one of the next 50,000 people who will be selected if only you show the interest by applying.

Is DV 2021 cancelled?

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.

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.

Many have wondered if the lottery has been cancelled following the Coronavirus pandemic.

The DV-2021 registration period opened on October 2, 2019, and ended on November 5, 2019. Those who applied can enter their confirmation information through the link dvlottery.state.gov starting June 6, 2020 to find out the status of their application.

However, US President Donald Trump has placed a ban on immigration to the US which will last until December 31, 2020. Until the ban is lifted, winners of DV 2021 cannot go ahead with their interviews for visas. The ban can be extended.

How to apply for Green Card 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.

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.

To apply for the lottery; stick to the following steps:

Apply online, each year the application date is announced, once this opens for applications to be submitted, don’t apply too early and don’t apply on the last day. System jam could cause your application to “get lost”

Upload your pictures according to specifications, this is not a guarantee that you will win. It is, however, an assurance that your application could be part of those that will get into the lottery proper.

The draw is a hundred per cent random and is done by the United States Government, don’t accept any email that comes from any agency.

If you are part of the winners, you will be notified through snail mail, it is only the winners of the 2020 edition that were informed through emails, this may well be the case again.

If you are informed of winning, you will liaise with the United States Embassy from that point on till you attend your interview that will qualify you to finally move to the USA.

If you win, you will have to confirm the documents that you used in applying, and then you will need to also submit your alien registration application.

This involves a lot, if for example, your family circumstances have changed between the time of your application and the announcement of the results, you will have to update that information.

This is a crucial time in the application, and you could be disqualified for providing false information, for example, if you had a spouse or children before you submitted your original entry and then you did not include them on your entry form, your application would be disqualified if you want to add them after winning.

It is therefore important that you provide the right information from the beginning of the process.

How to check if I won Green Card 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.

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.

To check, if you are a winner of the lottery, you can do that at https://dvlottery.state.gov/  using your unique confirmation number and personal information.

The management of the lottery sent out emails for winners of DV 2020. This is not usually the case. As to whether this mode of informing winners will continue is not known yet.

How to recover confirmation number for 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.

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.

If you apply or put in your entry, which is done online, make sure you print all that you are to have any receipt of your application being submitted and keep it tightly because if you should lose them, you would not be able to recover them. Most especially your confirmation number.

It is suggested to print these essentials and keep them under lock and key, you could also save them in your email address securely.