If you participated the US Diversity Visa program DV-2022 (Green Card Lottery) last year, you can now check if you are one of the lucky winners.
Results of DV-2022 are now available online at the Electronic Diversity Visa website run by the US State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs. The results became available at the portal starting on Saturday, May 8, 2022 at 12pm EDT.
Anyone who participated in the lottery during the DV-2022 registration period which ran from October 7, 2020 and November 10, 2020 will need their confirmation number, last/family name, and year of birth to confirm if they won.
Each year, the US State Department makes available 55,000 permanent resident visas (green cards) available to citizens of countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States. The green cards are awarded through a lottery system that takes place each year. An estimated 12 million people participated in the previous lottery conducted in 2019 (DV-2021).
Countries with more than 50,000 of their citizens migrating to the US over the previous five years are not eligible to participate in the program. For that reason, citizens of the following countries are not eligible to participate in DV-2022: Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (including Hong KongSAR), Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam.
Kenyan citizens, including those currently living in the US on valid non-immigrant visas, were eligible to participate in DV-2022 lottery.
The U.S. government informs participants that it does not send email or letters to notify individuals if they have won, nor odes it solicit money by mail or wire services.
The only way too check if you are one of the winners is by checking at the following website run by the State Department: https://dvprogram.state.gov.