How Will the DV Lottery Result be Declared?

The DV Lottery Result is announced annually by the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) only. No other organization or company is authorized to declare the results to the selected people in the DV lottery program.

The KCC selects the winners through a computer that does the selection randomly for the fiscal year program. Earlier, they used to announce the DV lottery result by regular postal mail between the months of May and July every year. During the 2010 fiscal year program, they did a pilot program which enabled applicants to check the results online through their online web site This helped all applicants know whether they are selected for further processing or not.

They continued with the winning notification through post for the selected winners and the online status check facility for the 2011 fiscal year program too.

Finding the online status check facility a successful one in announcing the selected winners, the State Department decided to scrape the postal winning notifications sending process during the DV 2012 program. All the DV 2012 applicants were required to retain their confirmation number after submitting their entries during the entry submission period. Applicants will be allowed to check their status in the official web site with their confirmation number and other personal details. It was decided the DV lottery result for 2012 will not be sent to the selected applicants individually. The winners will not get any notification through postal mail, email, fax or phone. If anyone gets a winning notification through any of these ways, it may be a fake one.

The DV Lottery Result Process

Every year, once the electronic entry submission is over, the official website will stop accepting entries for that particular fiscal year. The computers will start to randomly select winners from the valid entries region wise.

Each entry will be given with a case number per the fiscal year and the applicant’s birth country’s geographical region. If an applicant from Nigeria is selected for the 2011 program, his case number for the DV 2011 will be 2011AF0000xxx12345. All selected persons are informed that they should not proceed further with the green card lottery program if they don’t have the required education/work experience, which are the key eligibility requirements. Also ensure to keep your confirmation number safe as there is no other way to check the results.

Another aspect to keep in mind is that being selected for the program will not give the applicant, the American Government’s immigrant visas instantly. Being selected only gives them a chance to apply for the immigration visa by paying the required immigrant visa fees and the diversity visa processing fees. The entire fee approximately will be$ 819 for an individual. Other eligible family members should also pay the same visa fees for each of them whether they are joining the primary applicant to the USA or not. The visa fees will not be refunded if the visa is rejected for some reason.

The appropriate visa fees should be paid ONLY to the US Embassy or Consular office on the date of the interview. Remember not to send the fees by bank or through any other organization.

The DV 2012 application form requests the applicant’s email address. Though the KCC will not send the winner selection through the email, in the future, after wining the green card lottery those who had been selected will be contacted through their email addresses for further communication while their case is being processed.
The DV Lottery Result is announced annually by the Kentucky Consular Center(KCC) only. Green Card Lottery is one of the fastest way to get green card to USA.

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82 thoughts on “How Will the DV Lottery Result be Declared?

  1. l know that we have to find it out from the online either l have win but again l want to know weather l will even get something in my postal address ?
    hope to hear from you soon amowi nyarko

    • In this case you must contact the KCC and ask them about the situation. Keep your full name and case number handy to tell them so they can answer your question quickly. Any how prepare your certificates and other documents. Also contact your local consular office and ask them on how to make the medical examination and the police clearance certificates. Also you must know that the current fiscal year DV Lottery program will close on 30th September and there after no one can benefit from the winning of that Green card lottery program.

    • Kindly login into to check your status. But right now, due to a computer programming problem, the results of the 2012 Diversity Lottery that were previously posted on this website have been voided. They were not valid and were posted in error. The results were not valid because they did not represent a fair, random selection of entrants, as required by U.S. law.

  2. Sometimes in may ,i recived a mail that i have won,but latter they said that is invalid,pls how can i know the time that authentic one will come out.

    • Yes. Due to a computer programming problem, the results of the 2012 Diversity Lottery that were previously posted on their website stands voided. They have mentioned that the results are not valid and were posted in error. The reason for being void is because they did not represent a fair, random selection of entrants, as required by US law. I hope this time, it will be authentic one for sure. This is first time happening in the history of DV Lottery.

  3. Hello my name is masiko,can any one help me pliz,i applied for the Dvlottery green card in 2009 and was meant to check btn july 1st-june 30th 2011,am now checking using my confirmation number and am being told tht my confirmation number is invalid,how come?any any guidance highly appreciated.

  4. I search my name but said that had not been that final answer for edv2012? do i have chance to selected in next lot of 2012 edv?

    • You can check your winning notification in the DV Lottery Government website using your confirmation number. In case if you dont get selected, dont lose your hope…try for next year lottery and you will win it…All the best!!!

  5. am ernest franc from ghana. i applied for dv2012 and when i checked the result, i was informed that i havent been selected for visa processing. Can i keep on checking the results until 30th september hoping to be selected? thank u and anxious to hear from u soon

    • Maybe you can check until the month end and do not worry even if you dont get selected…Maybe you can apply again surely luck will favor you one day. God bless you…All the best !!

      • my name is faisal. i am from pakistan i got a detail email that i won US dv lottery and should pay $819 before 4th august 2011 for process..i want to confirm that how can i check result because pakistan is not in the list of eligible countries

  6. It’s a scam email. If your country is not in eligible list then how could you check your list. IF your country is in eligible list you have to apply for DV Lottery registration. Once the result is declared you have check your winning notification through online in DV Lottery Government website.

  7. hi iam mohamed-nour can any one of you help me how find if iam succeded or not bcs ileft where isent my dvlottery so can ifind my result

  8. i lost my confirmation number for dv2013 entry,please i want to know if i become a winner can i get a letter with a letter head of United States Government send to my postal address.

      • You cannot do anything if you lose your confirmation number. Winning notification can be checked through online using your confirmation number. You wont get mails from Government. If you have registered with any private website, there is chance for recovering your confirmation number.

  9. i have been playing for over 5years but i was not selected as a winner,am confused and am interested in US country…

  10. I have just applied for dvlottery 2013 and iam worried about postal address because i didnt insert any in my application,will it deny me from winning,please help

  11. Iam a high school leaver with a certificate and i have went through a 12 years education system but no job experience,will it deny me from winning?

    • Winning the lottery is not based on your education or work experience. It will matter only after you win. The requirements are
      A high school education or its equivalent OR
      Two years of work experience within the past five years in an occupation requiring at least two years’ training or experience.
      The Embassies would consider O’Net Database for interpreting Work Experience Requirements.

  12. hello i applied for dvlottery 2013 and i sent in my application a wrong information i said i had a high school degree whereas i did not have it can i correct it if incase i show my degree but that which i did not pass they ask for twelve years i have completed but i still have to retake so i’m worried if it shall be a big blem please hear me out someone

    • “High School education or its equivalent” means the successful completion of a twelve year course of elementary and secondary education in the US or successful completion in another country of a formal course of elementary and secondary education comparable to complete a 12 year education in the US. Passage of a high school equivalency examination is not sufficient. You can have completed your education in less than twelve years or greater than twelve years if the course of study completed is equivalent to a US high school education. They do not check the educational requirement while selecting. So you can wait till the results are out and check with your Embassy to get the best way out.

  13. please i wanna no when then dv lottory will be decleared and which i will going there to search for
    the winning list

  14. Helo,i have applied for dvlottery2013 without a postal address,how wil i get the appointment letter for interview after checkin my status,?



    • No it’s a scam. Did you applied for DV Lottery during October month last year in DV Lottery Government website. If you would have applied, you would be given confirmation number by government. These people are scam, they simply send the confirmation number and saying you have won the lottery and fetch your money. So be aware of them.

  16. secondly i login to to file in my entrant details but it keeps telling me that my confirmation number is invalid, but i typed exactly what is in the print out copy of the entry form, don’t know what to do, help

    and the email notification contains my information, is it true?

    please sir needs ogent reply.

  17. Hallo sir,what is the high school grade that is required in order to enter dvlottery for kenyan citizen if he/she has only a high school certificate without job experience?thank you

  18. i got message that shows am winner of green card lottery.from us dep.of ststes.after time i got that message was scame.the question is how did they get my real name and my phone number? did they hack the web.of american government?

    • No thats not possible to hack from American government. There are some private companies used to sell the data base of all the members who had registered in websites like Google,yahoo etc. Scammers buy those information and email to them like there are from US Government but it’s a scam.

  19. i am pascal nwude.please i also want to know if am a student,what academic level would they like you to attain before issuing you the visa when you are winner and what other things would they want if you are a student.

  20. Hallo sir,fr dvlottery interview wil the consul return to me my original documents on the first day of the interview and rewain with the photocopies?

  21. hallo sir,i have only a high school certificate and i have a c- overal grade.i have failed in math.but i did bridging course,wil they accept my bridging certificate?thank you sir

    • The eligibility requirements include at least a high school diploma, or its equivalent, or two years of work experience in an occupation that requires at least two years training.

  22. Hi! During filling my application dv lottery 2013, i stated that my highest level of education is a university degree but i have three more semesters to go,incase i win will that be a problem during my visa interview.btwn i have a high school degree.

  23. i used my confirmation number they gave to me , when checking the result is writing invaild pls help me. i want to know am have win or noow

  24. Hi Sam concerning the dv lottery, when you get to the level of education you see quiet a long list but I’m confused about high school degree and high school no degree. Can you compare Ghana wassce certificate to high school degree. Tanx.

    • I am not aware of the school system in Ghana. But to help you with this, it means you need to have completed school education and be ready for college next. Only when you have completed a certain number of years (generally 12-13 years) in school will you be eligible to enter college. And that level is generally referred to as high school. So, have you completed high school? Are you eligible to apply to a college? Do you have a certificate from school that proves that you have taken the exams and completed the course? If yes, then you can choose high school degree. If you have attended high school, but did not complete it or did not get the certificate, then you can say high school, no degree. I hope this helps.

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