How did you fare in the in the DV-2011 lottery? Notifications to the randomly-selected diversity visa or "green card lottery" winners are were sent between May and July 2010. Following is some information about the DV-2011 lottery results from the State Department Diversity Visa Program website.
If you are chosen as a lottery winner, an official letter from the U.S. Department of State Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) in Williamsburg, Kentucky will be sent to the mailing address that you provided in your entry. Being selected as a lottery winner does not guarantee that you will receive a visa; you must still apply and qualify for the immigrant visa. The notification letters will provide further instructions, including information on additional forms and documentation required and immigrant visa application fees.
A reminder from the U.S. State Department:
Notifications to those selected in the random lottery are not sent by e-mail. Official notifications of selection are sent by regular postal mail from the KCC. Should you receive an e-mail notification about your E-DV selection, be aware that the message is not legitimate. It is only after you are selected, notified by an official letter sent via postal mail, and processing begins on your case, that you may receive follow-up email communication from the KCC. The KCC will not ask you to send money to them by mail or by services such as Western Union.
Interviews for the DV-2011 program will begin in October 2010. Applicants who applied overseas will receive an appointment letter from the Kentucky Consular Center four to six weeks before the scheduled appointment. DV-2011 visas will be issued between October 1, 2010, and September 30, 2011. Applicants must obtain the diversity visa or adjust status by the end of the fiscal year.
E-DV Online Status Check
For the second year, applicants can go online to the Electronic Diversity Visa (E-DV) website for entry status confirmation. All entrants, including those not selected, can check the E-DV website and find out if their entry was or was not selected using the 16-character alphanumeric confirmation number received at the time of entry. You will also need to provide the last name/family name and year of birth provided in the same entry. Status information for DV-2011 will be available online from July 1, 2010, until June 30, 2011. If you haven't received a notification letter by July, be sure to check your status on the E-DV website.
Registration for the DV-2012 lottery will begin this October. Watch for more information about DV-2012 in August.
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