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Selectee Cut-Off Numbers for October 2019

The latest Visa Bulletin (September 2019) gives the following Allocation Cut-Off Numbers for the month of October 2019.

A Visa Number is available for each DV-2020 Winner with a Case Number below the Cut-Off Number for their region or country.

AFRICA: 2,500
Egypt 1,500

ASIA: 1,300
Iran 750
Nepal 1,000

  EUROPE: 2,100




CP Applicants (finalizing in home country):
Will get an email alert from KCC for the Second Notification Letter, containing instructions for the Visa Interview and the Medical Examination.

AOS Applicants (finalizing in US):
Should have the Medical Examination – if not undergone already.
Must send their I-485 application ‘package’ to a USCIS Lockbox and prepare for the AOS interview.


Entrant Status Check for the 2020 Diversity Visa Lottery starts on Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Entrant Status Check (ESC) for the 2020 Diversity Visa Lottery starts on Tuesday, May 7, 2019.

For ESC go to to the eDV website:

Click Check Status, on the next page click Welcome. 
Follow the instructions for Enter Entrant Information.

You will need the 16-digit Confirmation Number that you received when you entered.

Lost your Confirmation Number ?
 Click the line in blue that says so.
 You will then be asked to also give the email address you used on your Entry Form.

Because so many people want to see if they won, it is possible the eDV system gets overloaded. Just wait a few days. No need to check the first day, it does not give you a better chance. You are either are selected or you are not.

UPDATE May 9: the eDV website was off-line for most of the day on May 8 and is still experiencing server outages on May 9.

If you are selected: we just published our DV-2020 Winners Guide !


DV-2020 Entry Period: October 3 – November 6

Just published: DV-2020 Entry Guide

The Entry Period for this year’s Diversity Visa Lottery – DV-2020 – was from Wednesday, October 3, 12.00 p.m. EDT, till Tuesday, November 6, 12.00 p.m. EST. 
Only during this period was registration possible. 

Natives of the following countries were not eligible for DV-2020 (unless they qualify for an exception): 
Nigeria, Bangladesh, China mainland-born (Macau SAR, Hong Kong SAR and Taiwan qualify), India, Pakistan, South Korea, Philippines, Vietnam, Great Britain/U.K. (Northern Ireland does qualify), Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, Jamaica, Peru. 

To be eligible for a Diversity Visa one needs a high school degree (diploma/certificate) OR two years work experience in a qualifying profession/job. People who cannot meet the educational demand and also cannot qualify by their work history, are urged not to participate.

Results for DV-2020, the Entrant Status Check, will become available on Tuesday, May 7, 2019.


DV-2020 announced – on Twitter !

An Official Twitter on behalf of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, was issued with the following message.
“We will release information as soon as it becomes available. DV 2020 Lottery will open to the public for entry October 3, 2018.”

October 3, 2018, is a Wednesday.
The DV Entry Period (Registration Period) usually lasts about four weeks.
Mark your calendars !

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