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.

Can J1 visa holder apply for green card lottery?

The Green card is needed by many people across the globe, not just people from outside the USA, this is because there are many other people even in the States who do not have the Green Card and would want to have it, these group of people can also apply.

So yes, J1 visa holders can also apply for the DV lottery or Green Card lottery and switch status after winning.

So in effect, everyone can apply. For example when persons in the United States who need Green Cards apply and win, all they do is that they can switch their status with their win.

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.

U.S DV lottery: ‘Entry Has Not Been Selected’ – What Does It Mean?

If you are not a winner of the U.S Diversity Visa lottery, then the feedback you get after checking your entrant status is:

Based on the information provided, the Entry HAS NOT BEEN SELECTED for further processing for the Electronic Diversity Visa program at this time.
Please verify that you have entered all information correctly. You may re-check the Entry status by clicking on the ESC Home Page link below.

As clearly indicated in the text that displayed, it’s either you were not selected or you didn’t enter the details correctly. It usually means you were not selected as this page rarely appears when the information is entered incorrectly. The website prompts you when you enter the details wrongly. All the same, you are advised you crosscheck the details to make sure you entered them correctly. If they appear to be correct, then it means you were not selected for further processing.

But that could not be the end. Keep your confirmation until September 30 the following year. If you checked DV 2022, the confirmation should be kept until September 30, 2022. In 2011, a new draw was done after the U.S Department of State noticed that the computer program unfairly selected people who submitted applications in the first two days of the 30-day application process. The results were cancelled after 12 days and a new draw was made. Keep your confirmation, anything can happen.

DV 2017 had a second draw, probably after the US Department of State did not come anywhere close to the expected 50,000 people who should be granted a visa under the migration program. Who knows, a second draw could happen and your confirmation would be needed to check.

DV2017 2nd-draw
DV2017 2nd-draw

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US Visa Lottery: DV 2022 Opens For Registration

The Kentucky Consular Center has opened the 2022 United States Diversity Visa Lottery for entries.

Entries for the DV lottery can be submitted from October 7 to November 10, 2020.

The U.S Embassy in Accra has warned the public against scams and mentioned dvlottery.state.gov as the only website accepting entries.

DV Lottery 2021 results

Applicants who submitted entries from October 2, 2019, to November 5, 2019, can check whether they have been selected by visiting Entrant Status Check at dvlottery.state.gov. DV-2021 Entrants are to keep their confirmation number until September 30, 2021.

The DV Lottery grants 50,000 people green cards to live in the United States after being randomly selected in a lottery despite it being very difficult to obtain visitor’s visas.

Winners are expected to have their own means of accommodation while in the United States and jobs are not automatically provided as part of the green card.

DV 2022: Registration dates for Diversity Visa Program announced

The U.S Dept. of State has announced that the registration period for this year’s Diversity Visa Program (DV 2022) will be opened for entries from October 7, 2020, to November 10, 2020.

Just as it was done for DV 2021, registration requires the principal applicants to enter details of their unexpired passports.

The U.S Embassy in Accra has on several occasions warned the public against scams and mentioned dvlottery.state.gov as the only website accepting entries.

See the Department of State’s tweet below:

Winners of DV 2020

Winners of DV 2020 were affected by the outbreak of coronavirus and Trump’s Proclamation banning migration to the United States until December 31, 2020. Though a US court ordered that the winners should be scheduled for an interview, it was too late since the fiscal year for the program ended September 30, 2020.

Winners of DV 2021

The fate of the winners of DV 2021 remains uncertain as the United States still try to overcome the coronavirus outbreak which has led to the unemployment of many. Until the US Embassies in various countries resume, and Trump’s ban is not extended after December 31, the fate of the winners would remain unknown.

DV Lottery 2021 results

Applicants who submitted entries from October 2, 2019 to November 5, 2019 can check whether they have been selected by visiting Entrant Status Check at dvlottery.state.gov. DV-2021 Entrants are to keep their confirmation number until September 30, 2021.

The DV Lottery grants 50,000 people green cards to live in the United States after randomly selected in a lottery despite it being very difficult to obtain visitor’s visas. Several people have questioned what the US intends to achieve with the program.

Winners are expected to have their own means of accommodation while in the United States and jobs are not automatically provided as part of the green card.

DV 2021 Results: Entrant Status Check For US Lottery 2021

The results for the Diversity Visa (DV) lottery 2020 would be available online from June 6, 2020.

Persons who registered between October 2, 2019 and November 5, 2019 can check the status of their application from 4pm June 6, 2020.

The DV Lottery grants 50,000 people green cards to live in the United States after randomly selected in a lottery despite it being very difficult to obtain visitor’s visas.

DV Lottery
DV Lottery

Winners are expected to have their own means of accommodation while in the United States and jobs are not automatically provided as part of the green card.

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.

How to check 2021 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 2021 entrants are those that registered between October 2, 2019 and November 5, 2019. The US State Department will begin processing visas and conducting interviews for the eventual winners starting in October, 2020, 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.

DV-2021 Entrant Status Check Postponed

An official signing an official document
An official signing an official document

The opening of the Entrant Status Check for DV-2021 applicants has been postponed to June 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs has hinted in a response to a twitter user who enquired about the Diversity Visa Lottery Program.

Results for the DV-2021 was scheduled to be released on May 5, 2020. The Dept. of State, however, did not mention if the delay is in connection with the global outbreak of coronavirus.

The Department is expected to release an official statement in the coming days.

The Diversity Visa Lottery is a program by the US federal government that gives green cards to 50,000 foreigners each year.

DV-2021 Entrants submitted their entries from October 2, 2019 to November 5, 2019.

US Embassies and consulates worldwide have temporarily suspended non-emergency visa processing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UPDATE: The official website of the DV lottery has been updated with June 6, 2020 as the new date for the release of the DV 2021 results.

Registration opened for DV 2021; changes, website for registration and all what you need to know

The Kentucky Consular Center has opened the 2021 United States Diversity Visa Lottery for entries.

Entries for the DV 2021 can be submitted from October 2 to November 5. The entry form for this year’s registration requires that principal applicants enter details of their unexpired international travel passports.

The U.S Embassy in Accra has warned the public against scams and mentioned dvlottery.state.gov as the only website accepting entries.

DV 2021: What to note!

  1. Registration opens on October 2, 2019 at 12noon EDT (1600 GMT)
  2. Registration closes on November 5, 2019 at 12noon EST (1700 GMT)
  3. Entry is free and are is accepted only through dvlottery.state.gov.
  4. Only principal applicants are required to enter details of their unexpired passports
  5. Results will be released on May 5, 2020 and winners will have up to September 30, 2021 to obtain visas.

Who qualifies?

Do not waste time to go through the registration process if you are not eligible to register. No amount of magic conjured can get you the green card if you are not eligible.

Natives of Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (mainland-born), Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam are not eligible to apply because more than 50,000
natives of these countries immigrated to the United States in the previous five years.

Persons born in Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, Taiwan and any other country not mentioned above are eligible to apply.

Each Principal DV applicant must either have at least a high school education or its equivalent, defined as successful completion of a 12-year course of formal elementary and secondary education; or two years of work experience within the past five years in an occupation that requires at least two years of training or experience to perform. Check the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*Net Online database to determine qualifying work experience.

Photo requirements

The photographs plays the major role in the selection process. Photos that do not meet the requirements are disqualified. People who keep repeating old photos are disqualified as the program requires that photos must be less than 6 months old.

Photos must be 600×600 pixels and must not be more than 240KB in size. It must be sized such that the head is between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches (22 mm and 35 mm) or 50 percent and 69 percent of the image’s total height from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head.

See full instructions for DV 2021.

DV-2021- Instructions-English

DV Lottery 2020 results

Applicants who submitted entries from October 3 – November 6, 2018 can check whether they have been selected by visiting Entrant Status Check at dvlottery.state.gov. DV-2020 Entrants are to keep their confirmation number until September 30, 2020.

The KCC never use email or phone calls to notify entrants that they are selected for the DV program. Notification of selection is only available by directly accessing Entrant Status Check on the E-DV website dvlottery.state.gov.

The DV Lottery grants 55,000 people green cards to live in the United States after randomly selected in a lottery despite it being very difficult to obtain visitor’s visas.

Winners are expected to have their own means of accommodation while in the United States and jobs are not automatically provided as part of the green card.

DV 2021: Registration dates for Diversity Visa Program announced

The United States Embassy in Ghana has hinted that the registration period for this year’s Diversity Visa Program (DV 2021) will be opened for entries from October 2, 2019 to November 5, 2019.

The embassy said in a Twitter chat on Thursday that this year’s registration requires the principal applicants to enter details of their unexpired passports.

The Embassy has warned the public against scams and mentioned dvlottery.state.gov as the only website accepting entries.

DV Lottery 2020 results

Applicants who submitted entries from October 3 – November 6, 2018 can check whether they have been selected by visiting Entrant Status Check at dvlottery.state.gov. DV-2020 Entrants are to keep their confirmation number until September 30, 2019.

The U.S embassy gave heads up that the Kentucky Consular Center never use email to notify entrants that they are selected for the DV program.

The DV Lottery grants 50,000 people green cards to live in the United States after randomly selected in a lottery despite it being very difficult to obtain visitor’s visas. Several people have questioned what the US intends to achieve with the program.

Winners are expected to have their own means of accommodation while in the United States and jobs are not automatically provided as part of the green card.