Entrant Status Check (ESC) for the 2020 Diversity Visa Lottery starts on Tuesday, May 7, 2019.
For ESC go to to the eDV website: dvlottery.state.gov
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 !
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.
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 !