The DV Lottery Result Process
Every year, once the electronic entry submission is over, the official website will stop accepting entries for that particular fiscal year. The computers will start to randomly select winners from the valid entries region wise.
Each entry will be given with a case number per the fiscal year and the applicant’s birth country’s geographical region. If an applicant from Nigeria is selected for the 2011 program, his case number for the DV 2011 will be 2011AF0000xxx12345. All selected persons are informed that they should not proceed further with the green card lottery program if they don’t have the required education/work experience, which are the key eligibility requirements. Also ensure to keep your confirmation number safe as there is no other way to check the results.
Another aspect to keep in mind is that being selected for the program will not give the applicant, the American Government’s immigrant visas instantly. Being selected only gives them a chance to apply for the immigration visa by paying the required immigrant visa fees and the diversity visa processing fees. The entire fee approximately will be $819 for an individual. Other eligible family members should also pay the same visa fees for each of them whether they are joining the primary applicant to the USA or not. The visa fees will not be refunded if the visa is rejected for some reason.