The DV Lottery Result is announced annually by the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) only. No other organization or company is authorized to declare the results to the selected people in the DV lottery program.
The KCC selects the winners through a computer that does the selection randomly for the fiscal year program. Earlier, they used to announce the DV lottery result by regular postal mail between the months of May and July every year. During the 2010 fiscal year program, they did a pilot program which enabled applicants to check the results online through their online web site This helped all applicants know whether they are selected for further processing or not.
They continued with the winning notification through post for the selected winners and the online status check facility for the 2011 fiscal year program too.
Finding the online status check facility a successful one in announcing the selected winners, the State Department decided to scrape the postal winning notifications sending process during the DV 2012 program. All the DV 2012 applicants were required to retain their confirmation number after submitting their entries during the entry submission period. Applicants will be allowed to check their status in the official web site with their confirmation number and other personal details. It was decided the DV lottery result for 2012 will not be sent to the selected applicants individually. The winners will not get any notification through postal mail, email, fax or phone. If anyone gets a winning notification through any of these ways, it may be a fake one.
The DV Lottery Result Process
Every year, once the electronic entry submission is over, the official website will stop accepting entries for that particular fiscal year. The computers will start to randomly select winners from the valid entries region wise.
Each entry will be given with a case number per the fiscal year and the applicant’s birth country’s geographical region. If an applicant from Nigeria is selected for the 2011 program, his case number for the DV 2011 will be 2011AF0000xxx12345. All selected persons are informed that they should not proceed further with the green card lottery program if they don’t have the required education/work experience, which are the key eligibility requirements. Also ensure to keep your confirmation number safe as there is no other way to check the results.
Another aspect to keep in mind is that being selected for the program will not give the applicant, the American Government’s immigrant visas instantly. Being selected only gives them a chance to apply for the immigration visa by paying the required immigrant visa fees and the diversity visa processing fees. The entire fee approximately will be $819 for an individual. Other eligible family members should also pay the same visa fees for each of them whether they are joining the primary applicant to the USA or not. The visa fees will not be refunded if the visa is rejected for some reason.
The appropriate visa fees should be paid ONLY to the US Embassy or Consular office on the date of the interview. Remember not to send the fees by bank or through any other organization.
The DV 2012 application form requests the applicant’s email address. Though the KCC will not send the winner selection through the email, in the future, after wining the green card lottery those who had been selected will be contacted through their email addresses for further communication while their case is being processed.