The DV-2020 Diversity Visa program registration period was between October 3, 2018 and November 6, 2018.
2020 Entrant Status Check
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
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.
click [ HERE ] to check EDV 2020 results
The Department of State administers the Congressionally-mandated Diversity Immigrant Visa Program annually. Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provides for a class of immigrants known as “diversity immigrants” from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States. For Fiscal Year 2020, 50,000 Diversity Visas (DVs) will be available. There is no cost to register for the DV program.
Applicants who are selected in the program (“selectees”) must meet simple but strict eligibility requirements to qualify for a diversity visa. The Department of State determine selectees through a randomized computer drawing. The Department of State distributes diversity visas among six geographic regions and no single country may receive more than seven percent of the available DVs in any one year.
The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program awards up to 50,000 individuals per year a visa for a green card, which bestows permanent residency in the US and is a path to citizenship.
Opponents of immigration complain that the program brings people to the US to compete for jobs, and even supporters of immigration acknowledge the program does not tailor applicants to needs in the US.
Visas are awarded by random selection in select countries to promote immigration from places that don’t otherwise send many immigrants to the US.
Roughly 1 million green cards are issued by the US per year. In 2016, 45,664 diversity visas were issued. The vast majority of green cards are based on family connections, and other categories include employment-based visas and refugees or asylees.