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 15, information on the Entrant Status Check on the Electronic Diversity Visa (E-DV) website is updated to inform all entrants if their online registration was selected or not. You will need to enter your confirmation number, which you obtained 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.
Entrants in the Diversity Visa 2018 program may check the status of their entries on the E-DV website starting at noon (EDT) on May 2, 2017.
Entrants in the Diversity Visa 2019 program may check the status of their entries on the E-DV website from May 15, 2018 through September 30, 2019