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Diversity Visa Lottery

Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery Program

DV 2016 Program: Online registration for the DV 2016 Program will begin on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and will conclude on Monday, November 3, 2014 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4).

DV Entrant Status Check

 2016 Entrant Status Check

You must use your confirmation number to access the Entrant Status Check available on the E-DV website at 
www.dvlottery.state.gov starting May 5, 2015 through at least June 30, 2016. Entrant Status Check is the 
sole means by which you will be notified if you are selected, provided further instructions on your visa 
application, and notified of your immigrant visa interview appointment date and time. The only authorized 
Department of State website for official online entry in the Diversity Visa Program and Entrant Status Check is 
www.dvlottery.state.gov. 
You must use your confirmation number to access the Entrant Status Check available on the E-DV website at www.dvlottery.state.gov starting May 5, 2015 through at least June 30, 2016. Entrant Status Check is the sole means by which you will be notified if you are selected, provided further instructions on your visa application, and notified of your immigrant visa interview appointment date and time. The only authorized Department of State website for official online entry in the Diversity Visa Program and Entrant Status Check is www.dvlottery.state.gov.

 

Please click the link below to check DV-2015 and DV-2016 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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