Official US Green Card Lottery Results (DV-2024, DV-2025)

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Starting in May 2024, participants in the DV-2025 Green Card Lottery can verify the status of their application. Applications for the lottery were accepted from October to November 2023. The lottery is referred to as the DV-2025 lottery because successful participants who make it all the way to the end will be issued a green card during 2025. See below for instructions on how to verify your application and information on next year’s lottery.

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  1. Table of Contents
    1. When the Results of the Green Card Lottery Will Be Announced In 2024
    2. US Green Card Lottery Application Status
    3. Green Card Lottery Winners by Country of Origin in Previous Years
    4. Green Card Lottery Winners by Country of Origin
    5. Green Card Lottery Application Form For 2024

    When the Results of the Green Card Lottery Will Be Announced In 2024

    The designation of the visa lottery year is based on the fiscal year in which the visas will be issued. It’s a bit confusing, but after looking at the table below you will understand.

    Year Registration of applications Lottery results Visa application process Issuing a green card
    DV-2021 October 2 to November 5, 2019 May 5, 2020 to September 30, 2021 October 2020 to September 2021 September 2021
    DV-2022 October 7 to November 10, 2020 May 8, 2021 to September 30, 2022 October 2021 to September 2022 September 2022
    DV-2023 October 6 to November 9, 2021 May 7, 2022 to September 30, 2023 October 2022 to September 2023 September 2023
    DV-2024 October 5 to November 8, 2022 February 6, 2023 to September 30, 2024 October 2023 to September 2024 September 2024
    DV-2025 October 4 to November 7, 2023 February 4, 2024 to September 30, 2025 October 2024 to September 2025 September 2025
    DV-2026 October/November 2024 May 2025 October 2025 to September 2026 September 2026
  2. US Green Card Lottery Application Status

    The U.S. government never sends lottery results to lottery participants itself. No emails or text messages are sent, no phone calls are made, and even local embassies do not have any information. The results are only available on the official lottery website.

    Official lottery results are available on the only government-run website, To check the status of your entry, you must know the 16-digit Confirmation Number that was generated in the fall after you submitted your registration. The code is in the form of, for example 20241O0DZWY3DOV0.

    If you have lost the number, click on Check Status “Continue” Forgot Confirmation Number on the above page. To regain access, all you need to know is the first name, last name, date of birth and email address used in the application.

    ❌ Your Entry Was Not Drawn

    If you were not selected this year, you will see on the page, “Based on the information provided, the Entry HAS NOT BEEN SELECTED for further processing for the Electronic Diversity Visa program at this time.”

    Please do not delete your confirmation number and keep checking the status of your application until the end of September 2021. There are known cases where the status has changed for entries that were not originally drawn.

    ✅ You Have Been Drawn

    If you have been lucky in the lottery, you will see a page with the next steps.

    And now the most important thing: Don’t rejoice prematurely. Winning the lottery doesn’t automatically award you a green card, it just entitles you to a further process at the end of which you can get one. In the end, only about 40% of people who are drawn will get a green card.

    You can get the best idea by reading this article by our reader Veronika, who went through the whole process of getting a green card a few years ago.

    Congratulations to the lottery participants who were lucky this year, and if they are serious about it, my fingers are crossed.

  3. Green Card Lottery Winners by Country of Origin in Previous Years

    The number of Green Card lottery winners in recent years is shown below. If a country’s data is missing, it means that citizens of that country were not eligible to participate in the lottery. The number in the graph indicates the year of the lottery by fiscal year.

  4. Green Card Lottery Winners by Country of Origin

    The data in the map indicates the number of people from each country who have received a green card through the Diversity Visa Lottery. Red indicates the lowest number, green the highest. Data is from the Diversity Visa Lottery 2023.

  5. Green Card Lottery Application Form For 2024

    The visa lottery will continue this year. Applications will be accepted in autumn 2024.

    Please do not submit any applications outside of this deadline and the official website. You may come across dozens of different sites on the web pretending to be official government sites. In reality, they are run by entrepreneurs who profit from false promises and simply forwarding your registration.

    They often promise to increase your chances of winning, pose as various Visa Agents, and use legit-looking websites and badges. Google tries to block these sites in searches, yet you may come across them in ads and on social media.

    The only official US visa lottery site is

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