Results for the 2019 Diversity Visa (DV) lottery, also known as green card lottery 2019, were published by U.S. Department of State (DHS) on May 15, 2018. Those who entered the DV lottery program from October 18, 2017 to November 22, 2017, can check their results now on www.dvlottery.state.gov.
The DV lottery program that will be conducted this year, 2018, is called the DV-2020 program. The registration period for the DV lottery program is generally open between October and November, every year.
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USAGreencardlottery.org helps you prepare your entry application ahead of the registration period. The website will also submit the entry during the submission period. You can sign up for the preparation and submission services and be assured that your entry will be submitted on time to the DV-2020 program.
This lottery program conducted by the U.S. government has helped many foreign nationals get green cards and settle in the U.S. Every year, 55,000 immigrant visas are granted to the lucky winners of this DV program. This program is not open to citizens of all countries but only to countries that have not sent too many immigrants to the U.S.
Most of the winners of the lottery program immigrate to the U.S. through consular processing. However, those in the U.S. on nonimmigrant visas at the time of winning the lottery may be eligible for adjustment of status.
Entrants of the DV-2019 program can check their results from May 2018 to September 2019. To check the results, applicants will need their lottery confirmation number that they received when they submitted their applications. The name list of the lottery winners will not be made available by DHS so the applicants cannot contact the U.S. Embassy or any other agency to know whether or not they have won the lottery.
DHS warns the participants of the lottery to be aware of scammers who send emails claiming that the participants have won the lottery. Most of them scam the lottery participants by sending them letters and emails asking them to pay fees in advance to get their immigrant visas. DV entrants must remember that the U.S. government does not communicate with the winners directly through letters, emails or phone about the status of their green card lottery applications. The only way to check the status of a DV lottery is through the entrant status check of the DHS.