Results of the diversity visa lottery for the upcoming fiscal year 2024 will be posted on the State Department’s Entrant Status today, May 6.
Diversity Visa lottery results Important Points
On May 6, starting at 12 p.m. ET, applicants for diversity visas can check on the Department’s Entrant Status Check webpage to see if their online application was chosen.
How to check Diversity Visa lottery 2024 Results
To check their results, lottery participants will need to provide their entry confirmation number, last name, and birthdate.
Entrant Status Check will provide guidelines on how to apply for immigrant visas for oneself and any eligible family members to those who are chosen in the lottery.
The State Department won’t send selectees letters of notification or emails, and neither will American embassies or consulates disclose a list of the selected individuals. Selections can only be viewed on the Entrant Status Check portal.
The deadline for keeping your confirmation number is September 30, 2024, at the very least.
Diversity Visa lottery Background
55,000 immigrant visas (green cards) are granted annually under the Diversity Visa Program to citizens of nations having low rates of immigration to the United States. People sign up during a yearly registration period, and they are chosen at random in a lottery. The fiscal year 2024 diversity visa registration period ran from October 5, 2022, until November 8, 2022.
Applicants are reminded that the only official location for results posting is the State Department’s Entrant Status Check webpage.
If I won the 2024 visa lottery, how do I know?
The following details are needed to determine whether you or a family member won the visa lottery:
- The code or confirmation number you received when registering for the program.
- Surnames as they appear on the entry form.
- Birth year, including the decimal place.
- The website’s specified authentication code.
According to the guidelines, “if your entry is chosen, you will be redirected to a confirmation page providing further instructions, including information about fees associated with immigration to the United States.”
The U.S. government does not formally contact lottery winners, so applicants must utilize the official website to know if they have been chosen and, if so, to check the date of their appointment for an immigrant visa.