Diversity Visa lottery results for fiscal year 2024 will be available on May 6 on the State Department’s Entrant Status Check webpage.

Key Points:

  • Beginning at 12 p.m. ET on May 6, Diversity Visa entrants may check if their online registration was selected at the Department’s Entrant Status Check webpage.
  • Individuals who entered the lottery will need to provide their entry confirmation number, last name and year of birth to check their results.
  • Those who are selected in the lottery will be given instructions in Entrant Status Check about how to apply for immigrant visas for themselves and for eligible family members.
  • The State Department will not mail notification letters or notify selectees by email, nor will U.S. embassies or consulates provide a list of selectees. The Entrant Status Check webpage is the only way to see selections.
  • Entrants should keep their confirmation number until at least Sept. 30, 2024.

Background: The Diversity Visa program provides 55,000 immigrant visas (green cards) per year to individuals from countries with low levels of immigration to the United States. Individuals register during an annual registration period and are selected through a random lottery. The registration period for fiscal year 2024 Diversity Visas opened Oct. 5, 2022, and closed Nov. 8, 2022.

BAL Analysis: Applicants are reminded that the State Department’s Entrant Status Check webpage is the only official source where results are posted. They must use the official website to find out if they have been selected in the lottery and, if selected, to check for the date of their immigrant visa appointment, as the U.S. government does not directly notify selectees.

This alert has been provided by the BAL U.S. Practice Group. For additional information, please contact berryapplemanleiden@bal.com.

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