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This article was prepared with the assistance of ABIL, the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers, of which Loan Huynh, Fredrikson Immigration Department Chair, is a member.

As of May 6, 2023, Diversity Visa (DV) entrants can check their status online at Entrant Status Check, using their unique confirmation number, to see if their entry was selected.

The Department of State (DOS) noted that it accepts DV entries only through the E-DV site, which has instructions (entries are not being accepted now). All entrants must print and retain their online confirmation page after completing their DV entries so they can check their entry status, DOS said: “It is very important for entrants to keep a record of their unique confirmation number until at least September 30, 2024. The confirmation number is the only way to check whether an entry has been selected.”

DV-2023 entrants have until September 30, 2023, to check the status of their entries through the website. DV-2024 entrants may enter their confirmation information as of noon (ET) May 6, 2023. The DV-2024 registration period closed on November 8, 2022.

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