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Diversity Visa Lottery

Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery Program

DV 2015 Program: Online registration for the DV 2015 Program began on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and concluded on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4). See the Diversity Visa Program Instructions webpage for the DV 2015 Instructions and any available translations.

DV Entrant Status Check

 2015 Entrant Status Check

DV-2015 entrants may enter their confirmation information through the link below starting at noon (EDT) on May 1, 2014. The DV-2015 registration period was from October 1, 2013, until November 2, 2013. DV-2015 entrants should keep their confirmation number until at least June 30, 2015.

2014 Entrant Status Check

DV-2014 entrants may enter their confirmation information through the link below starting at noon (EDT) on May 1, 2013. The DV-2014 registration period was from October 2, 2012, until November 3, 2012.  DV-2014 entrants should keep their confirmation number until at least June 30, 2014.

Please click the link below to check DV-2014 and DV-2015 Entrant Status:

http://www.dvlottery.state.gov/ESC/

The eDV website will work with a variety of Internet browsers, but it is best supported by Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher.

Diversity Visa Scammers Sending Fraudulent Emails and Letters

The Department of State, Office of Visa Services, advises the public of a notable increase in fraudulent emails and letters sent to Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) program (Visa Lottery) applicants. The scammers behind these fraudulent emails and letters are posing as the U.S. government in an attempt to extract payment from DV applicants. Review the procedures for the DV program provided below, so that you know what to expect, when to expect it, and from whom. To learn more, follow these links to the Department of State's Fraud Warning webpage and the Federal Trade Commission Warning.

See the Diversity Visa Program webpage for all other information.

Diversity Visa Scam Alert

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Fraud Warning

  • U.S. Embassy Dublin Issues Caution About Diversity Visa Email Scams.

    The U.S. Embassy in Dublin advises residents of Ireland about a widespread Diversity Visa (DV lottery) scam and to use caution when working with private entities to apply for visas to the United States. Reports of fraudulent emails, websites, and print advertisements offering visa services are on the rise. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES should anyone send any money to any address for participation in the DV Lottery.  Follow this link to the Embassy's Press Release about Diversity Visa Email Scams.

    To learn more, follow these links to the Department of State's Fraud Warning webpage and the Federal Trade Commission Warning

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