The online registration for DV-2013 began October 4, 2011 and concluded on November 5, 2011. Entrants who completed online DV-2013 entries can check the status of their entries by returning to the website at http://www.dvlottery.state.gov on or after May 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013.
Even if you are not selected on May 1, 2012, you should keep your confirmation number until at least September 2013. The Department of State may select more DV-2013 entries on or around October 1, 2012.
Entry Status Check will be the ONLY means by which DV lottery winners/selectees will be notified of their selection for DV-2013. Additionally, Entry Status Check will provide you, the successful selectee, instructions on how to proceed with your application and notify you of the date and time of your immigrant visa appointment.
The Kentucky Consular Center no longer mails notification letters and does not use email to notify DV entrants of their selection in the DV program. Review the DV Program 2013 Instructions “Selection of Applicants” section, which provides detailed information about the DV process.
If you have been selected for further processing in the Diversity Visa program, after you receive instructions, you will need to demonstrate you are eligible for a diversity immigrant visa by successfully completing the next steps. When requested to do so by the Kentucky Consular Center, you will need to complete an immigrant visa application, submit required documents and forms, pay required fees, complete a medical examination, and then next be interviewed by a consular officer at the U.S. embassy or consulate to demonstrate you qualify for a diversity visa. Please note that the Kentucky Consular Center will provide application information online ONLY through the Entrant Status Check on the E-DV website www.dvlottery.state.gov.
It is expected that the next application period for the DV Lottery (DV-2014) will be between October and December this year. Official dates, rules and eligible countries should be announced by late September. For more information, go to the official US State Department website at www.dvlottery.state.gov. You may also contact our office in the early fall for more information and assistance to complete another application. Be aware that the application for the DV lottery is free and you do not need to pay any agency to enter.