The DV-2024 lottery results are out and people are busy checking. People have checked in their millions and they’ve gotten the results. Congratulations to DV Lottery Winners.
Did you applied successfully and you have been checking your DV lottery result, but you have been receiving errors and you get bothered? If you’re checking and you have errors, it’s normal. It is just the first period of the release of the results and the system can become overwhelmed, can become jammed.
It’s not a problem if you’re receiving errors, just give it some time and try again when the number of people checking have gone down. So just go later and check again and it will go through.
The first thing that you need to know is that the result that you get after checking remains permanent. It doesn’t mean if you check tomorrow or the day after tomorrow or some weeks ahead or some months away, it will change. It remains the way it is.
If you have been selected, congratulations to you. The process and the journey begins. What you need to do is to visit this site always for more updates that will be dropping in this site.
If you found out that you have not been selected, then that’s what we will discuss or talk about in this post because vast majority of people will not get selected. That’s a fact.
So if you’ve checked the results and it says based on the information submitted, the entry has not been selected for further processing this time around, that is not the end of it. It’s not the end of the world.
If you have not been selected, you need to keep your confirmation with you. Just keep it with you. In some rare cases, they do a second selection, and that is when they realize they have selected much less people than there are the visas.
They do a second selection around September and October. Keep your confirmation number with you up to that time. But that is a rare chance.
Also, if you realized that you are not selected, it means that you are not lucky at that time and you are not alone because millions of people were not selected too. That’s the first thing that you need to know.
Also, if you are not selected this time around, it does not mean that you are completely excluded from this process. There are more DV lottery coming. There is a DV lottery application this year, October, next year, and so on. It’s not the end of it.
You are not lucky this time around, keep on trying. Many have applied twice or more and was not selected and they never gave up.
If you do not get selected, what you’re supposed to do is you have another chance to try in the following years. Who knows? If you apply in this coming October, then one year from now, you might be celebrated. So don’t give up.
Yes it is so frustrating because some might have applied once, twice, thrice, four times, and so on, and they have not gotten selected. But don’t get frustrated. Never get frustrated. It is free to apply. Just try your luck. Year in, year out. One time will come and you’ll get selected.
For those who applied for the first time, you can also get frustrated because you had high expectation. Maybe you have a friend who just played once and was selected and you applied thinking so, but you are not selected and you now are trying to give up on this. You’re getting frustrated.
There are people who have applied several times and they have not gotten selected. Others applied for five times and the sixth time they got selected and they were celebrated with others. Others applied three times and they got selected.
Whichever the case, whether you are first timer or you’ve applied several times, you are not supposed to give up on this. Just keep trying in the next DV lottery.
Other ways to move to the U.S
If you really want to move to the U.S, maybe your hope is that one day in the future, you have to be in the U.S, DV lottery is just one way, one avenue to the United States.
If you are a student or you want to further your studies in the United States, that is another possible way. You can start your journey by becoming a student in the U.S.
Try out and find some scholarship or some programs that do the student exchange or some program that offer you an opportunity to study in the United States. That is another way if you really have to be in the United States.
There are many visas. If you have a family in the United States, maybe he/she went through the family visa, have your family file the visa or green card for you, i.e the F visas.
If you have a father in the United States, you have a mother in the United States, just have them file the family green card for you. That is another possible way that you can go to the United States.
Another possible way is by you trying to apply for jobs that are offered for foreigners by organization in the United States. There are many companies or institutions or organizations or workplaces that offer opportunities to foreign specialists.
So if you see a job that offers genuine opportunities of employment to people outside of the United States, then apply for that. If you qualify, try your luck through that. They are called the E visas or the EB visas. You just try your luck through that. You can also go to the US through those visas.
There are many others, including the business visa. If you are rich enough, you can go through the business visa. Those are just a few of the ways.
The point is that, if you are not selected for DV lottery this time around, you are not alone. There are millions of people that have not been selected too.
We have five months from now to the time that you apply for the next DV lottery. That will be DV lottery 2025. When October come, try your luck again, you never know, one year from now, we might be celebrating you.
Thank you for reading this guide.
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If you have any questions about the DV lottery, please contact an immigration professional/officer or a licensed attorney.