2020 Entrant Status Check DV-2020 Entrants may enter their confirmation information through the link below starting at noon (EDT) on May 7, 2019. The DV-2020 registration period opened on October 3, 2018, and closed on November 6, 2018. DV-2020 entrants should keep their confirmation number until at least September 30, 2020.
The DV Lottery has been fully automated, and would-be immigrants from eligible countries may apply online only. You will not be mailed a letter or emailed a notice alerting you that you “won” or that your entry was not accepted. The only way to find out whether you were successful is to use the electronic Entrant Status Check at www.dvlottery.state.gov
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Make sure you hold onto the confirmation number that you were given when you submitted your lottery entry, because you will need it to use the Entrant Status Check. If you lost it, you can retrieve it in the Entrant Status Check website if you know the email address you used to register for the lottery and certain personal information that will confirm your identity. Don’t ask the State Department to give you your confirmation number any other way—they won’t be able to.
Enter your confirmation number (which is a 16-digit number beginning with the year of the DV Lottery that you applied for, such as 2017 or 2018), your last name, year of birth, and authenticate by typing the characters shown in the box.
People who are selected in the lottery will receive the good news and information on how to apply for an immigrant visa (if you live abroad) or how to adjust your status (if you are currently in the U.S. and are eligible to adjust). You will need to prove that you meet the work or educational requirements and are otherwise admissible to the United States. You may want to seek the assistance of an experienced immigration attorney with applying for your immigrant visa or green card.