Diversity Visa lottery results for DV-2025 applicants are now available on the State Department’s Entrant Status Check webpage.

Key Points:

  • To check their status online, individuals who entered the lottery will need to provide their entrant confirmation number, last name or family name and year of birth.
  • The State Department will not mail notification letters or notify selectees by email, text or phone call, nor will U.S. embassies or consulates provide a list of selectees. The Entrant Status Check webpage is the only way to confirm status.
  • Those selected to participate in the lottery will receive instructions on the Entrant Status Check webpage about how to apply for immigrant visas for themselves and eligible family members.
  •  Entrants should keep their confirmation number until at least Sept. 30, 2024.

Additional Information: 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. Those selected in the DV-2025 program may apply for a visa during fiscal year 2025 — from Oct. 1, 2024, through Sept. 30, 2025.

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. Selectees are encouraged to apply for visas as early as possible once their program rank numbers become eligible.

This alert has been provided by the BAL U.S. Practice Group.

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