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State Department Selects FY 2020 Diversity Visa Lottery Winners

The U.S. State Department has chosen the winners of the Fiscal Year 2020 Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery. Foreign nationals who entered the lottery can visit the official Entrant Status Check website to learn whether they were selected to submit an application for permanent residence.

If you entered the FY 2020 lottery, the only reliable way to learn whether you have been selected is to visit the official website and enter the confirmation number of your entry, along with your last name or date of birth and a randomly generated authentication code. The State Department does not send direct notifications to lottery winners, so beware of emails, letters or other communications that claim you have won the lottery; they are likely to be fraudulent.

If your lottery entry was selected, the Entrant Status Check website will provide information on how to proceed with an application for permanent residence. Individuals selected in the lottery are eligible to submit an application for adjustment of status or an immigrant visa application during FY 2020, which begins on October 1, 2019 and ends on September 30, 2020. If your entry was not chosen, the status check website will state that fact.

Each fiscal year, the State Department makes 50,000 immigrant visas available through the DV lottery. Foreign nationals submit their lottery entries online during a designated time period. The filing period for the FY 2020 lottery ran from October 3, 2018 to November 6, 2018.

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