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Green Card Lottery Results Update

It is probably the hottest topic for foreigners in the world of US Immigration at the moment. Then judging by the most viewable pages here and the endless stream of comments and questions, the Green Card Lottery (aka Diversity Visa Lottery).

You can read that post to learn more about the Green Card lottery but as a quick summation, the Diversity Visa Lottery is an annual lottery run by US Government State Department allotting about 55,000 Permanent Residency visas to lucky winners around the world. Considering the process in obtaining a green card, and the scarcity, difficulty and associated cost, if you are lucky enough to win one from this lottery, you are certainly in a great position to begin your life fully in the US.

For those that entered between October and December 2008, the last time the Green Card lottery was run, we did a recent update for you called DV2010 results and information as the US State Department was announcing the winners of that lottery from May 2009.

This year was also the first year results were announced online and also that losing entrants could confirm that indeed they had not been successful in the DV-2010 lottery.

Now many people have been worried about their interview times, etc. and their first and second confirmation letters not arriving. My advice is to;

1. Firstly check the US State Department Official Diversity Visa Lottery Results page to confirm whether you have won this year or not.
2. Then ensure that your initial and second confirmation letters are legitimate as they should contain further instructions, including information on fees connected with immigration to the U.S and information about your US consular interview.
3. At your US consulate interview your information and identity will be confirmed and upon acceptance you will be granted an entry visa to the US (you should enter the US before the expiry date of this visa)
4. After entering the US, your actual green card will be mailed to your nominated US address in a few weeks time. You can leave the US after this initial entry but you should have this actual green card in hand upon your return to the US.

You should note that you will never be notified by email of winning the lottery and a Diversity processing fee is only charged when a winning lottery entrant applies for the Diversity visa. At the time of the visa application at a U.S. consular office, each applicant (the DV entrant and any accompanying family members) will be charged a DV processing fee and immigrant visa fee. Both of these fees are non-refundable if the visa is refused. If the visa is issued, a separate visa issuance fee is then charged for each visa. Do NOT pay any other type of fees to 3rd party organizations as there are many SCAMS associated with the Green Card Lottery.

In case you were wondering DV-2011 (the Green Card Lottery run in 2009) should be open for application sometime in early October but of course check the US State Department sites for upcoming notifications.

Good Luck,

Green Card Lottery 2010 Results (DV-2010)

Hopefully you are one of the green card lottery (diversity visa lottery) winners!

You should note that being selected as a winner does not guarantee you a green card as you must pass some additional criteria as well in the application process. The actual DV-2010 visas will be issued between the period of October 1, 2009, and September 30, 2010. Applicants must obtain the diversity visa or adjust status by the end of the fiscal year.

Unfortunately those who missed out on the green card and permanent residency will NOT receive any notification but for the first time ever will be able to check the status of their entry through the E-DV website.
You must have kept the confirmation page information from when you entered the DV Lottery between October and December 2008. The Status information for DV-2010 lotter is available online from July 1, 2009, until June 30, 2010.

Between May and July 2009 results should be sent out to the lucky applicants with an official letter from the U.S. Department of State Kentucky Consular Center in Williamsburg, Kentucky. All notifications are by mail to your nominated address and you should note that there is NOT any email notification. The notification letters will have additional instructions, including information about additional forms and other documentation required as well as immigrant visa application fees.

The Interviews for the DV-2010 visa lottery program begin in October 2009 and foreigners who applied overseas will receive an appointment letter from the Kentucky Consular Center about 5 weeks before the scheduled appointment.

The Green Card Lottery (DV-2011) will begin in October 2009 for those wanting to enter this year with more information about this lottery due by September.

Good Luck 🙂