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Entrant Status Check

After you submit your Entry Form all you can do is wait.
Keep your Entrant Confirmation Number safe.

Entrant Status Check (ESC) becomes possible Saturday, May 8, 2021.
Information about Selected Entrants (Winners) is not given earlier !

To see if you are selected you must go to the eDV website and choose DV Entrant Status Check.
You must give your Confirmation Number as well as your Last Name and your Year of Birth.

If you misplaced your Confirmation Number you can retrieve it on the eDV website. Make sure to choose the correct DV-program year.
You must then enter your full name and your date of birth as well as the email address you used to enter.

If you are a Selectee you will see a Notice of Selection.
This notice is usually called the First Notice Letter.
You will be directed to a Confirmation Page that provides further instructions and access to the application for an Immigrant Visa Form DS-260.

All others will see the message ‘the Entry HAS NOT BEEN SELECTED for further processing’. Meaning: you did not win.

Check your Entrant Status a few times. You can get a message of No Selection incorrectly due to high traffic on the eDV website.
Also make sure you are using the latest edition of your browser.

Nota Bene. Even if you get the Not Selected message do not throw out your Confirmation Number. An additional drawing can take place later on.