Last updated on May 3, 2022
2023 DV Lottery Status Check – dvprogram.state.gov/ESC
The 2023 DV Lottery Status Check Portal is available to the 2021 DV-2022 visa lottery program applicants . Starting at noon (EDT) on May 7, 2022 the results of the DV-2022 visa lottery program will be available online. You will be able to check the status of your entry through the Entrant Status Check on the E-DV website at https://dvlottery.state.gov/ using your unique confirmation number and personal information.
The U.S. Department of State Electronic Diversity Visa Entrant Status Check for DV-2022 applicants is available until September 30, 2023. The Entrant Status Check for DV-2022 applicants will remain open until September 30, 2023
How to Check 2023 DV Visa Lottery Results Online
The process of checking for the DV visa lottery result has been fully computerized. 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.
To Check 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.
How can I increase my chances of winning DV lottery?
The best way to increase your family’s chances of success is to have all eligible family members register for the lottery. For details on who meets the country, educational, and other eligibility requirements, see Winning a Green Card Through the Visa Lottery.
Should I Delay In Checking My DV Status ?
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.
The Entrant Status Check
The U.S. Department of State Electronic Diversity Visa Entrant Status Check for DV-2022 applicants is available until September 30, 2022.
Entrant Status Check Instructions
Please be sure to have the Entrant’s Confirmation Number, Last/Family Name, and Year of Birth to check the entrant status online.
How to Check Through The Entrant Status Check
1. Confirmation Number:
In the space below, type the confirmation number that was given when you applied.eg..20226ZZMRDVK1DX8
2. Last/Family Name:
Provide the Last/Family Name that was used on the Electronic Diversity Visa Entry Form, including punctuation.e. Bempah
3. Year of Birth
Provide the year of birth for the primary entrant.eg 1994
Type the characters as they appear in the picture.eg RVHTB
5 . Click On The Submit Button To Submit.
Several characters are often confused:
0 = zero, O = letter ‘O’, 1 = one, I = letter ‘I’ (like ‘Ice’), 5 = five, S = letter ‘S’, 6 = six, G = letter ‘G’, 8 = eight, B = letter ‘B’
How DV lottery winners are selected?
Candidates will be distributed among the six geographic regions. The quota for each country is no more than 7% of the winners. The computer will randomly select a certain number of winners from the general base of the region. A total of 100,000 to 150,000 winners worldwide will be chosen at this stage.
What happens after I win the DV lottery?
If you’re in the United States in a temporary immigration status (technically known as “non-immigrant status”) when you win the Diversity Visa lottery, you’ll apply for a green card through United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) by filing Form I-485.
How long does it take to get green card after winning DV lottery?
Diversity Lottery winners are announced within 7 months after the initial lottery applications. The visa processing after the announcements takes another 7 months. The applications are usually in October or November, after which applicants must wait for them to be processed.
Can I get married after winning DV lottery?
After being notified of your win, you have at least half a year’s time before the interview in a US consulate takes place. In this time, you can marry or have a child and the new family member will automatically be considered eligible for a Green Card.