Welcome! In this guide, we will be discussing how to check your Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery results correctly and what to do if you are among those selected.
2024 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program entrants can now be able to find out if they were randomly selected for a visa (Started May 6, 2023).
The Diversity Visa Lottery, also known as the Green Card Lottery, is a program that allows individuals from countries with low rate of immigration to the United States to apply for a chance to win a Green Card and become a Permanent Resident of the United States.
Checking Diversity Visa Lottery Results
The diversity visa lottery results are announced once a year by the U.S Department of State.
If you have applied for the Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery, you can check the results online by using your confirmation number and personal information on the Diversity Visa Lottery website.
Official DV-2024 Entrant Status Check
How to check DV-2024 Lottery Result
STEP 1: Login to the official website, click on “Check Status”
Make sure you have your Entrant’s Confirmation Number, Last/Family Name that was used on the Electronic Diversity Visa Entry Form, and Year of Birth to check the entrant status online.
You will see “Confirmation Number” box, “Last Name” box, “Year of birth” box and then “Authentication Code” box. Make sure you fill up the boxes with the right details.
STEP 3: After filling up the boxes correctly, including the Authentication box, Click “Submit”
After that, the Next page will bring out your Entrant DV-2024 Result on the Screen, print it for future use.
If you have been selected, you will receive a notification letter which is called First Notification Letter (1NL) from the U.S Department of State.
It is important to note that being selected does not guarantee that you will receive a Green Card or Visa, as there are limited number of green cards available each year.
What to do if you are selected
If you have been selected for the 2024 Diversity Visa Lottery, congratulations. This is a great opportunity to become a Permanent Resident of the United States.
If you are successfully selected, the first information that you will receive is called the First Notification Letter, 1NL. It is the letter that unveils your case number, if you are selected in DV Lottery.
The next step after you checked and found you are among those selected is to complete the online application form called DS-260, which will be available on the Diversity Visa Lottery website.
Immediately the DV lottery results are out and you get selected, fill the DS-260 form immediately, take some few days and fill it correctly, as early as that time, and submit it correctly filled.
You will need to provide personal information including your name, date of birth, country of birth, information about your Education and work experience.
After you have completed the online application form, you will need to submit supporting documents, including your passport, birth certificate and other documents that prove your eligibility for the Diversity Visa Lottery.
Those who submitted their DS-260 in the month of May, regardless of their case number, whether high or low, will be processed first before those who submitted in June.
Read: What to do after the DV-2024 selection
You will also need to attend an interview at the U.S Embassy or Consulate in your country of residence. During the interview, you will be asked questions about your background, education and work Experience, and your plans for living in the United States.
Read: DV Lottery (Green Card) Interview Questions and Sample Answers
What to do if you were not selected
If you were not selected for the Diversity Visa Lottery, don’t give up hope. You can still apply for other immigration programs such as employment-based visas or family based visas.
Note: It is also important to keep in mind that the Diversity Visa Lottery is not the only way to obtain a Green card, as there are many other options available.
DISCLAIMER: This post and content is designed for general information only and is NOT legal advice. This site is not offering any Diversity Visa and is not the official site for DV Lottery program. The information presented in this post should not be construed to be formal legal advice.
If you have any questions about the DV lottery, please contact an immigration professional/officer or a licensed attorney.
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