U.S. Department of State DV Lottery Status Check for Diversity Visa Program for DV-2017 is available until September 30, 2017. The Electronic Diversity Visa Status Check for DV-2016 applicants will remain open until September 30, 2016.
DV Lottery Status Check Instructions
Please be sure to have the Entrant’s Confirmation Number, Last/Family Name, and Year of Birth in order to check the entrant status online.
Once you successfully register the entry, you will see a confirmation screen that contains your name and a unique confirmation number. Print this confirmation screen for your records. You will need this confirmation number in order to check the status online, starting March of the next year.
dvlottery.state.gov to check on the status of the Diversity Visa Lottery Form that you submitted to the lottery:
– You must have submitted your Diversity Visa Lottery Form for the current lottery year (DV-2017).
– You should have a copy of your DV Lottery Confirmation Page that was displayed, and that you should have printed, after you submitted your Diversity Visa Lottery Form.
The DV Lottery Confirmation Page displays the Entrant Name, Confirmation Number, Year of Birth, and a Digital Signature. You must have this information available in order to check the status of the Diversity Visa Lottery Form that you submitted to the lottery.
The Confirmation Number is 16 characters long (alphanumeric) and starts with the numeric digits 2017.