Entrants who submitted applications for the Diversity Visa for the fiscal year 2019 (DV-2019, also known as the Green Card lottery) in October-November, 2017 can check if they are winners of the lottery starting Tuesday, May 15, 2018.
Applicants will need to enter their confirmation number, last and first name, and year of birth at the Department of State website when the ‘DV Entrant Status Check’ portal opens on May 15th. The portal is available at https://dvlottery.state.gov/
Administrated by the Department of State, the lottery program makes 55,000 permanent resident visas (green cards) available to national of countries with historically low number of immigrants in the United States.
Kenya is one of the country whose citizens qualify to participate in the visa lottery program.
Winners of the DV-2019 lottery program will be eligible to migrate to the United States starting in January, 2019 after passing through mandatory interviews at the US embassies in their home countries.
The Trump administration has mulled eliminating the lottery program.