The U.S. State Department has announced the winners of the 2023 Diversity Visa lottery.

Key Points:

  • DV2023 entrants can check their entries on the E-DV website. Results will remain posted through Sept. 30, 2023.
  • To check their results, individuals who entered the lottery will need to provide their entry confirmation number, last name and year of birth.
  • 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.
  • Selected entrants are encouraged to complete the online DS-260 application immediately to schedule an interview appointment at the appropriate U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
  • 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.

Background: The Diversity Visa program provides for 55,000 immigrant visas (green cards) to be issued to individuals from countries with low levels of immigration to the U.S. Individuals register during an annual registration period and are selected through a random lottery. The registration period for fiscal year 2023 Diversity Visas opened Oct. 6, 2021, and closed Nov. 9, 2021. More information is available here.

Individuals who entered the Diversity Visa 2022 program have until Sept. 30, 2022, to check the status of their entry. The DV2022 registration period was from Oct. 7, 2020, until Nov. 10, 2020.

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