22. How do I know if I am selected?
You must use your confirmation number to access the Entrant Status Check available on the E-DV website at dvprogram.state.gov from May 6, 2023, through September 30, 2024. Entrant Status Check is the sole means by which the Department of State will notify you if you are selected, provide further instructions on your visa application, and notify you of your immigrant visa interview appointment date and time. In order to ensure the use of all available visas, the Department of State may use Entrant Status Check to notify additional selectees after May 6, 2023. Retain your confirmation number until September 30, 2024, in case of any updates. The only authorized Department of State website for official online entry in the Diversity Visa Program and Entrant Status Check is dvprogram.state.gov.
The Department of State will NOT contact you to tell you that you have been selected (see FAQ #25).
23. How will I know if I am not selected? Will I be notified?
The Department of State will NOT notify you directly if your entry is not selected. You must use the Entrant Status Check to learn whether you were selected. You may check the status of your DV-2024 entry through the Entrant Status Check on the E-DV website from May 6, 2023, until September 30, 2024. Keep your confirmation number until at least September 30, 2024. (Status information for the previous year’s DV program, DV-2023, is available online through September 30, 2023.)
24. What if I lose my confirmation number?
You must have your confirmation number to access Entrant Status Check. A tool is now available in Entrant Status Check on the E-DV website that will allow you to retrieve your confirmation number via the email address with which you registered by entering certain personal information to confirm your identity.
U.S. embassies and consulates and the Kentucky Consular Center are unable to check your selection status for you or provide your confirmation number to you directly (other than through the Entrant Status Check retrieval tool). The Department of State is NOT able to provide a list of those selected to continue the visa process.
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