The results of the DV-2021 Diversity Visa program registration that took place between October 2, 2019 and November 5, 2019 is ready. Be sure to have the Entrant’s Confirmation Number, Last/Family Name, and Year of Birth to check the entrant status online.
The DV-2021 Entrants may enter their confirmation information through the State Department web link.
The DV-2021 registration period opened on October 2, 2019, and closed on November 5, 2019. The States Department is urging DV-2021 Entrants to keep their confirmation number until at least September 30, 2021.
Every year, approximately 55,000 people around the world are selected for the United States’ “diversity” or DV visa lottery program, out of over 20 million applicants.
The Immigration Act of 1990 established the Diversity Visa (DV) program, where 55,000 immigrant visas would be available in an annual lottery, starting in fiscal year 1995.
The lottery aims to diversify the immigrant population in the United States, by selecting applicants mostly from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States in the previous five years.
Countries that has exceeded the 50,000 green cards quotas (like the countries listed below) are no longer eligible for the Diversity Visa Lottery program:
Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (mainland-born), Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam.