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Diversity Visa Lottery results and what to do if you were selected

If you entered the Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery, check online to see if you were selected. Then, find out what to do to apply for an immigrant visa.

Beware of these scams

The Department of State will not contact you to let you know if you were selected in the Diversity Visa Program, also known as the DV Lottery or Green Card Lottery. And it will not ask you to pay in advance for an application. Learn how to protect yourself from diversity visa scams.

Check the Diversity Visa (Green Card) Lottery results

Check the results for all applicants for the 2024 and 2025 DV Lotteries.

  • Results for the 2025 DV Lottery are available from May 4, 2024 to September 30, 2025.
  • Results for the 2024 lottery are available until September 30, 2024.

You must remember to check the lottery results yourself online using your confirmation number. If your confirmation number is lost, learn how you can retrieve it.

Be aware that:

  • The Department of State will not send you a letter or an email to let you know if you have been selected. See the fraud warning above.
  • Being selected in the DV Lottery does not guarantee you will receive a visa. Selection means you can move forward in the DV Program.

What to do if you are selected in the DV Lottery

If you are selected in the DV Lottery and have the qualifications, you can apply for an immigrant visa. If approved, you would be able to come to the U.S., become a permanent resident, and get a Green Card.

  1. To apply for an immigrant visa, sign in to the Immigrant/Diversity Visa portal.

  2. Fill out and submit your immigrant visa application, Form DS-260, online. Learn more about Form DS-260 before you submit it.

  3. After you apply, you may receive an email scheduling you for an interview at a U.S. embassy or consulate. Learn how to prepare for your interview.

  4. Your interviewer will tell you if you are approved for an immigrant visa. Learn more about what happens after an interview, including

    • What to do if your visa application has been approved or denied
    • How to enter the U.S.
    • What happens when you receive your Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)

Who to contact if you need help after being selected for the DV Lottery

If you have questions about the DV Lottery, check the Department of State’s Diversity Visa Instructions page for more information. 

If you still need help, email the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) at and include your:

  • Name
  • Birthdate
  • Case number 

LAST UPDATED: April 30, 2024


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