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Results of the 2021 Diversity Visa (DV) lottery will be delayed by one month and will be available June 6. The registration period opened Oct. 2, 2019 and closed Nov. 5, 2019, and results were originally scheduled to be posted beginning May 5.
BAL Analysis: The delay in DV lottery results is related to slowdowns caused by COVID-19. Since mid-March, routine visa services, including processing of DV applications, at consulates worldwide have been suspended, and individuals who were selected in the DV lottery should anticipate delays in visa appointments as well as ongoing delays even after consulates reopen. While the entry ban on immigrant applicants is currently set to expire June 22, it is likely to be extended. If it extends beyond Oct. 1, 2020, when DV appointments would normally begin, 2021 DV immigrants would be subject to the entry ban.
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