The U.S. State Department has announced the winners of the 2024 Diversity Visa lottery.

Key Points:

  • DV2024 entrants can check their entries on the Entrant Status Check website. Results will remain posted through Sept. 30, 2024.
  • 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 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.

Additional Information: The Diversity Visa program provides for 55,000 immigrant visas to be issued 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.

Individuals who entered the Diversity Visa 2023  program have until Sept. 30, 2023, to check the status of their entry. The DV2023 registration period was from Oct. 6, 2021, through Nov. 9, 2021.

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