If you have applied for the diversity visa (DV) program and you want to know how to check your status, you are at the right place. In this guide, we’ll show you how to check DV visa lottery results online for 2020.
The Diversity Visa (DV) lottery program also know as green card lottery is a United States government lottery program for receiving the United States Permanent Resident Card.
So, if you have submitted your application for the Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery (DV Lottery) and are now waiting patiently to learn whether you are one of the lucky winners. We’ll show you how you’ll be notified once you have been selected.
How to Check DV Visa Lottery Results Online
The process of checking for the DV visa lottery result has been fully automated. The application process is strictly online. You will not be mailed a letter or emailed a notice alerting you that you’ve won a lottery or that your entry was not accepted.
The only way to find out whether you were successful is to use the electronic Entrant Status Check at http://www.dvlottery.state.gov/ESC/.
Starting in early May of the year of application, applicants will be able to use Entrant Status Check to learn whether or not they’ve been randomly chosen from the entrants from their country for the opportunity to apply for an immigrant visa.
You shouldn’t delay in checking your status. because if you have won a lottery, you’ll need to act fast in order to get all the necessary information together for submitting your green card application.
All winners must apply for and be issued their DV visas before the following October. Also, every year there are more “winning entries” than there are actual visas, so you must act fast to benefit from the lottery.
How to Use the Entrant Status Check
Keep the confirmation number that you were given when you submitted your lottery entry safe. You’ll surely need it to use the Entrant Status Check. However, if you’ve lost it, you can retrieve it in the Entrant Status Check website if you know the email address you used for registration as well as certain personal information to confirm your identity.
Enter your confirmation number (which is a 16-digit number beginning with the year of the DV Lottery that you applied for, such as 2019 or 2020), your last name, year of birth, and authenticate by typing the characters shown in the box.
People who are selected in the lottery will receive the good news and information on how to apply for an immigrant visa (if you live abroad) or how to adjust your status (if you are currently in the U.S. and are eligible to adjust). You will need to prove that you meet the work or educational requirements and are otherwise admissible to the United States. You may want to seek the assistance of an experienced immigration attorney with applying for your immigrant visa or green card.
Beware of Lottery Scam
The ONLY WAY that you can find out whether you have been selected for the DV Lottery is through the Entrant Status Check. The US government does not send you a notification mail.
So ignore any emails posing as the U.S. government, supposedly notifying you that you have won the DV lottery and advising you to pay a fee for an immigrant visa. These are all fraudsters and are out to dupe you and use your personal information and destroy your chances of living and working in the United States.