Immigrant Visas: Diversity Visa Program

The entry registration period for the 2019 Diversity Visa program (DV-2019) is between October 4, 2017 and November 7, 2017.

Entrant Status Check will be the ONLY means by applicants will be notified of their select selection for Diversity Visa. The Department of State will not mail notification letters or notify selectees by email.  U.S. embassies and consulates will not provide a list of selectees. You are strongly encouraged to access https://www.dvlottery.state.gov/ yourself and not to rely on someone else to check and inform you.  

2018 Entrant Status Check

DV-2018 Entrants may enter their confirmation information through this website starting at noon (EDT) on May 2, 2017. Entrants should keep their confirmation number until at least September 30, 2018.

You will need your confirmation number, surname, year of birth. If your entry is selected, you will be directed to a confirmation page that will provide further instructions, including information about fees connected with immigration to the United States.

 

Diversity Visa Program Scammers Sending Fraudulent Emails and Letters

The Department of State, Office of Visa Services, advises the public of a notable increase in fraudulent emails and letters sent to Diversity Visa (DV) program (Visa Lottery) applicants. The scammers behind these fraudulent emails and letters are posing as the U.S. government in an attempt to extract payment from DV applicants.

All applicants should be familiar with information about DV scams provided by the Federal Trade Commission. Applicants are encouraged to review the rules and procedures for the DV program so that you know what to expect, when to expect it, and from whom.

While DV applicants may receive an email from the U.S. government reminding them to check their status online through DV Entrant Status Check, they will not receive a notification letter or email informing them that they are a successful DV entrant. Applicants can only find out if they were selected to continue with DV processing by checking their status online through the DV Entrant Status

Finally, remember that fees for the DV application process are paid to the U.S. Embassy or consulate cashier at the time of your scheduled appointment. The U.S. government will never ask you to send payment in advance by check, money order, or wire transfer.