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Important Points for Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery Applicants

Entrant Status Check

Entrants for Diversity Visa Lottery may check the status of their entry using the confirmation number through Entrant Status Check on the E-DV website.  

Entrant Status Check is the ONLY means of informing you if your entry was selected or not. All entrants, including those NOT selected, may check the status of their entries through the Entrant Status Check on the E-DV website, Entrants will need to use the information from their confirmation pages saved at the time of entry.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you have lost your confirmation information, you will not be able to check your DV entry status. We will not be able to resend the confirmation page information to you.

Selectee Notification and Next Steps

Review the information about Entrant Status Check, which is the ONLY means by which DV selectees will be notified of their selection. Additionally, Entrant Status Check will provide successful selectees instructions on how to proceed with their application. The Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) no longer mails notification letters and does not use email to notify DV entrants of their selection in the DV program. Please review  for detailed information about the DV process. 

For All Successful DV Entrants: If you have been selected for further processing in the Diversity Visa program, after you receive instructions, you will need to demonstrate you are eligible for a diversity immigrant visa by successfully completing the next steps. Please follow guidance from the Kentucky Consular Center on how and when to submit forms, supporting documents, fees, and medical examination.  KCC will also provide you with the date and time of your interview by a consular officer at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate to demonstrate you qualify for a diversity visa. Please note that KCC will provide application information online ONLY through the Entrant Status Check on the E-DV website, 

Applications may be disqualified if entries did not include all qualifying family members and/or had the wrong country of chargeability listed.  Please refer to the DV Program Instructions for more information.

For more details, please see (English Language site).