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U.S. Visas


Diversity Visa Program

Selection of Applicants

Each year, the Department of State conducts a random selection of Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) applicants, based on allocations of available visas in each region and country, from all registered entries. On or about May 4, 2024, information on the Entrant Status Check on the Electronic Diversity Visa (E-DV) website is updated to let all entrants know if their online registration was selected or not. You will need to enter your confirmation number, which you received when you filled out your entry form, to check your entry status. If you have lost your confirmation number, you will not be able to check the status of your entry. We will not be able to resend the confirmation number to you. Please note: The Department of State will not mail notification letters or notify selectees by email. U.S. embassies and consulates will not provide a list of selectees. Entrant Status Check on the E-DV website is the ONLY way by which the Department of State notifies selectees of their selection. Those not selected will also receive notification ONLY through Entrant Status Check. You are strongly encouraged to use the Entrant Status Check yourself and not rely on someone else to check and inform you.

Entrants in the Diversity Visa 2024 program may check the status of their entries on the E-DV website from May 6, 2023, through September 30, 2024.

DV 2023

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.

If your entry is selected, you will be directed to a confirmation page that provides additional instructions, including information on fees connected with immigration to the United States. Entrant Status Check is the ONLY way by which selectees are notified of their selection..

See the Frequently Asked Questions at the end of the DV Instructions for further information about the selection process.