DV-2020 Diversity Visa (Green Card) Lottery participants have been waiting for several months, to get the results of the Lottery and finally, this day has arrived. Starting from 7 PM (EST) on May 7, 2019, you can check if you won the Lottery or not.
How do I check whether I won the Lottery or not?
The only way you can check whether your case won or not is using the official website of the Lottery. You won’t receive any emails or phone notifications.
If in October-November 2018 you filled in the application form for participation in the DV Lottery, you should have had your Confirmation number. The Confirmation number is alpha-numeric and consists of 16 characters. The first four numbers represent the year of the Lottery. For example, 20191O0DZWY3DOV9
If for some reason you have forgotten or lost this number, then you can find it out by clicking the Forgot button and filling in the answers that you put in the questionnaire (your Name, Date of birth and email address).
In addition to the Confirmation number, you will need to provide your last name (in English) and year of birth.
After that, you will be transferred to a page which indicates whether you won the Lottery or not.
If your case won, you will see on the screen a letter with further information.
You have a possibility to check the results until September 30, 2020.
Does it mean I already won a Green card?
Did you find out that your profile won in the Lottery? Congratulations! But does this mean that you will automatically get a Green card now? Not really. You need to make a few more steps to get the coveted document.
You will need to fill in the form D-260 on the Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC) website. You can find an example of the form here.
You need to enter the Case Number you receive in case you win and fill out a form with information about your family, trips to the USA (if applicable), work, health condition, and law violations (if any).
Later you’ll have to attach the completed questionnaire to the documents that you
will take to an interview at the embassy.
After reviewing your application, if there were any inaccuracies in the questionnaire, you
may be asked to correct them. If the Consular Center accepts your application, then you
receive an interview date.
Which documents do I need for the interview?
For the interview at the embassy you will need to bring the following documents:
- Appointment letter
- DS-260 confirmation page
- Valid passport of each applicant
- 2 identical photographs of each applicant
- Medical exam results in a sealed envelope
- Originals and copies of documents such as birth certificate and marriage certificate
- Supporting documents, if any
Remember - all foreign documents must be translated to English.
A medical examination is a prerequisite for obtaining a Green Card. You can undergo a medical examination only in certified centers.
What do I say at the interview with an immigration officer?
Nothing but the truth. Do not forget - your case was considered in detail by the US Immigration office, so there is no point in lying during the interview.
The only thing you need after successful completion of all stages is preparing yourself to move to your new country of residence.
American Corporate Services Law Offices, Inc. sincerely wishes you good luck in the Lottery and will be more than happy to help if you have any questions about filling out the questionnaire, collecting the documents or preparing for an interview with an immigration officer.