Diversity Visa 2022 Lottery Update! Diversity Visa 2023 Lottery Update!!


Diversity Visa Lottery: Each year, the Department of State publishes detailed instructions for entering the DV Program. These instructions include the dates of the registration period during which you will be able to enter. There is a limited period of time during which you can register for the Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) Program during each fiscal year.

This article is for all the applicants out there who are among the successful candidates (i.e winners) for the 2022 Diversity Visa Lottery, those that applied or enrolled successful for DV-2023. You want to know what the next steps are?

If you have checked the State Department website and you see that you have been chosen for Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery 2022, that’s the fiscal year, you are among those that enrolled/applied for the DV-2023, then here are your next steps.

LATEST UPDATE: How to check Your Diversity Visa 2023 Lottery Result

Diversity Visa 2022 Applicants

From Travel.State.Gov, it reads:

DV applicants for the 2022 fiscal year (DV-2022) should wait to be notified of the scheduling of an interview in accordance with the phased resumption of visa services framework.

All DV-2022 diversity visa program applicants must be found eligible for, and obtain, their visa or adjust status by the end of fiscal year 2022 (September 30, 2022).

Document Submission to KCC for DV-2022

From Travel.State.Gov, it reads:

“Effective immediately, individuals who were randomly selected to participate in the diversity visa (DV) program for fiscal year (FY) 2022 (DV-2022 selectees) only need to submit to the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) the DS-260 immigrant visa application form for themselves and any accompanying family members.

Once the DS-260 is received for all applicants associated with a case, that case will be eligible to be scheduled for a visa interview.

DV-2022 selectees no longer must submit to the KCC any other required supporting documents for DV-2022 in order to be eligible to be scheduled for an in-person interview at an embassy or consulate.

Rather, all supporting documents for DV-2022 selectees will be collected in connection with the interview and evaluated at the embassy or consulate where the visa application is made.”

What is DS-260 and DS-261 Forms?

Read: DS-260 and DS-261 Forms, Explained

Your documents need to all be correct because you don’t want to go to your visa interview with incorrect documents that are going to cause further delay for your case.


If you’ve been selected as a DV lottery winner, to be able to complete the process to successfully have the visa issued to you to go the United States, the U.S law requires all immigrant visa applicants provide certain supporting documents necessary to establish eligibility for a visa.

Below are the list of documents:

  • Your birth certificate,
  • Your marriage certificate,
  • Your education documents.
  • If you are married, then the birth certificate for your spouse,
  • If you have children, the birth certificates for your children that are all going to be immigrating with you.
  • Police Clearance Certificate
  • Military Records (if any)
  • Court/Prison Records (if any)

Note: These documents need to be correct.

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DV Entrant Status Check

Entrant Status Check is the ONLY means by which selectees are notified of their selection.

2022 Entrant Status Check

DV-2022 Entrants have until September 30, 2022 to check the status of their entry through this website. The DV-2022 registration period was from October 7, 2020, until November 10, 2020.

2023 Entrant Status Check

Starting at noon (EDT) on May 7, 2022, DV-2023 Entrants may enter their confirmation information through the link official website. DV-2023 Entrants should keep their confirmation number until at least September 30, 2023.

All DV-2023 diversity visa program applicants must be found eligible for, and obtain, their visa or adjust status by the end of fiscal year 2023 (September 30, 2023).

Those that have applied for the DV-2023 visa lottery should continue to check their Travel.State.Gov website for any other updates.

The entry period for the DV-2023 Diversity Visa Program was between October 6, 2021 and November 9, 2021. Entries are not being accepted at this time.

LATEST UPDATE: How to check Your Diversity Visa 2023 Lottery Result

Applicants are eligible for the Diversity Visa if their country of origin has sent fewer than 5,000 immigrants to the United States in the last 5 years. The list of eligible countries varies from year to year depending on immigration statistics.

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