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How to Correctly Check Your Diversity Visa Status on CEAC

This guide will focus on how to correctly check your Diversity visa status in the Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC) website ( Also, this guide will focus on how to check the immigrant visa and on this matter, the diversity visa status.

In this website (, you can check the status of your non-immigrant visa or the immigrant visa, you can check all types of visas.

For the year 2023, the status check for the DV Lottery 2023 has already begun and it started on January 1. From January 1, the information for the DV Lottery 2023 status was available.

How to Correctly Check Your CEAC Diversity Visa Status

Although majority of people might have already done this, but just to explain how to do it correctly:

  • Go to search engine (e.g google) search for or you can just login it from your browser.

At the page, you will see non-immigrant section and the immigrant section.

  • For the immigrant section, Go to “Check My Visa Application Status” section and follow this procedures:

When the page opened, you will see three boxes:

  • The visa application type box, where you select either immigrant or an immigrant.
  • The case number box
  • And box were you enter the code as shown.


=> Enter your case number

=> Enter the code as shown there, and then click “Submit”

=> You will get a pop-up that tells you about the status of your visa.

ceac visa status check
Sample of Diversity Visa Status on CEAC

From the sample above, “At NVC” means at the National Visa Center. It means that the DS-260 for this case number is still at KCC level, either being “processed” or “already processed”, waiting for a slot to appear in that respective embassy for it to be transferred to that embassy for the interview scheduling and consecutively sending the second notification letter (2NL).

So at NVC (at the National Visa Center) is the status of this case number.

That’s how you can do for yourself and check the status of your case.

This status keeps on changing at time, you may find it “in transit” or “ready”, depending on the current status of your check.

Frequently asked questions about CEAC Diversity Visa Status

Question: What does CEAC status approved means?

Hint: If you have the Issued status, it means that your visa stamping is almost done and it is final stages. You should receive it soon.

Question: What’s the meaning of “Your forms have been received and are currently processing, allow several weeks for processing, interviews are scheduled numerically based on case numbers that have completed processing?”

Hint: DS-260 being processed

Question: Is “at NVC” status good or bad?

Hint: Good

Question: What if it’s saying currently at KCC?

Hint: DS-260 being processed

Read next guide that explained the different statuses of the visa status check, i.e at NVC, Ready, In Transit, Issued, Refused, Administrative Processing.

DISCLAIMER: This post and content is designed for general information only and is NOT legal advice. This site is not offering any Diversity Visa and is not the official site for DV Lottery program. The information presented in this post should not be construed to be formal legal advice.

If you have any questions about the DV lottery, please contact an immigration professional/officer or a licensed attorney.


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