Green Card Lottery (DV-2014) Entrant Status Check Begins May 1, 2013

Beginning Wednesday May 1, entrants from the 2012 diversity visa (green card) lottery can check on-line at the U.S. State Department’s “Electronic Diversity Visa” Entrant Status Check (ESC) web site to see if they won.

Applicants need three pieces of information from their green card lottery application:


2) FAMILY NAME (Last Name), and


Entrant Status Check (ESC):

Entrant Status Checking will be available from May 1, 2013 until April 30, 2014.

The confirmation number was provided if you successfully entered the lottery (“DV-2014”) last fall. It is the 16-character number, similar to this: 2014lO0DZWY1DOV9. When checking your number, do not confuse a “1” with an “I” or a "0" with an "O" which, of course, are separate characters. Next, enter the 4 digit “CAPTCHA” security code shown on the bottom of the screen.

Lost confirmation number? If you lost your confirmation number from last year, you will be unable to check your winning status. The Kentucky Consular Center (KCC), which administers the program, cannot look up your number. Therefore if you lost your number you cannot win the lottery.

If you entered via an ethical lottery service or an immigration attorney, they should check your winning status for you, since that is part of what you pay them for. And they should have already provided you with your official confirmation number so you can also check yourself to see if you won.

Once you complete the Entrant information and enter the Authentication Code, the status of your entry will be displayed. It will show a different message based on whether or not your entry was selected for further processing, or if an interview appointment has been scheduled.

If you did not win you will receive this message: Based on the information provided, the Entry HAS NOT BEEN SELECTED for further processing for the 2014 Electronic Diversity Visa program. Please verify that you have entered all information correctly. You may re-check the Entry status by clicking on the ESC Home Page link below.

If you won the lottery the ESC site will display a letter with information on what to do next. And, after you have received a notification e-mail, the site will display an appointment letter with information about your immigrant visa interview.

Event Date: 
Mon, 07/01/2013 (All day) -0400
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DV 2014 Program: DV-2014 entrants will be able to check the status of their entries starting 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) on May 1, 2013 through Entrant Status Check (ESC) on the E-DV website.

Thanks for sharing this nice post. If you want to become a lawful permanent resident based on the fact that you have a relative who is a citizen of the United States or a relative who is a lawful permanent resident, you must go through a multi-step process. Family Based Green Card

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is it true that there will be no more green card lottery and if yes will it affect 2014 selectees?

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Edwin Serem

I wanted to ask if it possible to apply for Green Card or not?

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Is it true that there will be additional selection for Electronic Diversity Visa the month of October 2013.

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Green Card changed my life forever.. Thanks

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nurhussien,yousuf abdulrahman

i was trying to be a selected winner for the last 10 years but no success until now. still i will try and try until success hope who knows one day the dream come true

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how can i check my status?

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Jamal Ingotsi

I got green card for 2013-2014. When should we start expecting e-mail notification for the visa interview?

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will kenyan considered 2013 and 2014 dvlottery?

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I have checked my entrant status for LOTTERY DV 2014, but the page is telling me that The information entered is not valid. Please review the Confirmation Number, your Last/Family Name, and Year of Birth to ensure you have entered them exactly as they appear on your DV Confirmation Page.

funny enough,i have entered the informations many times, and am very sure that it's the correct infos needed.

please i want to know if after may ended,that the entrant status was closed..

Will be glad to hear from you, thanks.

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Moijueh konneh

This programme is really helpful for we Africans that are very poor. Because it helps you to establish your and your family as well.

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finngers crossed for those waiting for 2015 nxt month ...fingers crossed.

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hw can u see that u have won the lottery

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