If you participated in the Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery, check to discover if you were chosen. Next, learn how to submit an application for an immigrant visa.
Check out the results of the Diversity Visa Lottery
You must keep in mind to use your confirmation number to check the lottery results online. You won’t receive a letter or email from the State Department informing you of your selection.
- The 2023 lottery results are accessible until September 30, 2023.
- The 2024 lottery results are accessible until September 30, 2024.
You must keep in mind to use your confirmation number to check the lottery results online. You won’t receive a letter or email from the State Department informing you of your selection. See the scam alert up top.
- Even if you win the DV Lottery, a visa may still not be granted to you. Being selected enables you to advance in the DV Program.
How to proceed if you win the DV Lottery
If you meet the requirements and are chosen in the DV Lottery, you can apply for an immigrant visa. If accepted, you would be able to enter the country, settle here permanently, and obtain a Green Card.
- Log in to the Immigrant/Diversity Visa portal to submit an application for an immigrant visa.
- Your online Form DS-260 immigrant visa application must be completed and submitted. Before submitting Form DS-260, find out more about it.
- After submitting your application, you might get an email setting up an appointment with a U.S. embassy or consulate. Find out how to get ready for an interview.
- If you are given the green light for an immigrant visa, your interviewer will let you know.
What to do if your visa application has been denied?
You cannot appeal the denial of your travel visa, but you are free to reapply in the future. If you decide to reapply, you will be required to file a fresh application for a travel visa (Form DS-160), pay the filing fee once more, and appear in a fresh visa interview.
What happens after you acquire your Green Card, also known as a Permanent Resident Card?
A U.S. green card enables an individual to reside, work, and begin the naturalization process in the country. The holder of this card is considered a permanent resident of the US and is therefore qualified for many, but not all, of the same advantages as citizens.