*** Update – the system is fixed. Many are still having problems – but that is because they are entering information incorrectly – see https://britsimonsays.com/faq/checking-esc-page-check-without-mistakes/
They have fixed the glich – please check.
I would like to hear from anyone who had the glitch AND has been selected. Most people will see not selected of course – but to confirm my theory at least some people should be selected.
May 5, 2017 at 15:55
It possibile additional draw process in september for dv lottery 2018 ?
May 5, 2017 at 15:59
I don’t think that will happen.
May 5, 2017 at 16:03
Dear Brit simonThanks for your efforts on this web page I think I found answer to your theory and the door are open again to who not lucky in winning in dv 2018. to all those who were not lucky to win this week the Facebook of US embassy in Jordan put this note (post): in Arabic and English you can chick in your self :
هل قمت بتقد مٌ طلب للحصول على التأش رٌة العشوائ ةٌ ف الخر فٌ؟ ابتداء من ال وٌم، 2 أ اٌر/ما وٌ مٌكنك التحقق إذا
قد تم اخت اٌرك عن طر قٌ إدخال رقم التأك دٌ الخاص بك على الموقع الإلكترونً : http://www.dvlottery.state.gov. النتائج سوف تستمر بالظهور طوال فصل الص فٌ، لذا تأكد من أن تستمر من التحقق من حالتك حتى أ لٌول/سبتمبر.
إن الحكومة الأمر كٌ ةٌ لن تتصل بك و لن تطلب منك أبدا إرسال أي دفعة أو ش كٌ أو حوالة بر دٌ ةٌ أو حوالة بنك ةٌ
قبل مقابلة التأش رٌة الخاصة بك ف “السفارة الأم رٌك ةٌ
Did you apply for the diversity visa in the fall? Starting today, May 2nd you can check if were selected by entering your confirmation number on the E-DV website: http://www.dvlottery.state.gov. The results will come in throughout the summer, so be sure to keep checking your status until September. The U.S. government will NOT contact you and we will never ask you to send payment by check, money order or wire transfer before your visa interview at the US Embassy.
that means every month or week to summer (end of September) there is anew winner in dv to day not winner and tomorrow or after week or month is selected.
May 5, 2017 at 16:33
No it does not mean that. It is just very badly worded.
May 5, 2017 at 16:12
I have the glich already and I put a new photo this year, so that is no the problem and of course I am 100% that information is correct, any help, thanks in advance.
May 5, 2017 at 16:31
May 5, 2017 at 16:24
NOT SELECTED FROM RWANDA
May 5, 2017 at 16:24
I am from African and i still can’t check my status..can you help me by checking??
May 5, 2017 at 16:27
May 5, 2017 at 16:32
I have tried but still getting invalid information..would you help by checking for me…please give me your email so i can mail you my information
May 5, 2017 at 16:34
I suspect you didn’t really read my link. But I will check and tell you if there is a problem.
britsimon3 at gmail
May 5, 2017 at 17:44
As I suspected, it works fine. You simply were not doing it right and didn’t follow my instructions in my link.
May 14, 2017 at 20:15
Entrant name MUKAJ, MIMOZA
Year of Birth 1965
It happens to my husband too. I followed your steps.
May 15, 2017 at 01:04
You have copied the confirmation number down incorrectly.
May 18, 2017 at 20:12
Could you explain to me what is wrong about the number ? I have checked it again and its fine. Could you enter my information by yourself, please ?
May 18, 2017 at 20:16
How can I know what the problem is if you haven’t shown me the original screenshot. If you don’t have that, use the lost confirmation number link on the ESC page.
May 22, 2017 at 21:29
OK i will send it in your email.
May 5, 2017 at 17:38
Hi Brother Britsimon Dv 2018 is Believe me it is Fake no one selected in African because of Trump administration. but thank u you are ever good person Stay blessed
May 5, 2017 at 17:49
More nonsense. What is going on with everyone???? Africans are selected. There are selectees from every region. Trump has nothing to do with any of this.
May 5, 2017 at 21:42
True.I know of a selectee from Kenya
May 6, 2017 at 04:53
Is not fake
May 5, 2017 at 19:42
i couldnt find the instruction about the photo!!! m.r simon wht is it about? becouse i used my old pic ,too… ! ihavnt been selected becouse of photo???????
May 6, 2017 at 04:32
The DV2018 instructions are still available.
May 5, 2017 at 20:38
Hi uncle simon! Pls am putting my documents together in preparation for interview on Tuesday. Could u pls give me a rundown of d required documents, pls.
Thx uncle Simon, may God bless u always
May 5, 2017 at 20:59
You have left this very late!!
May 5, 2017 at 21:10
i have my cousin selected and from Ghana. what is the next step?
May 5, 2017 at 21:26
Read the guide linked at the top of this page.
May 5, 2017 at 21:27
I do not think the glitch has been fixed – I try with 2 different entries and still get the same error (all instructions followed)
May 5, 2017 at 21:31
Sorry, it woks
May 6, 2017 at 00:13
Rejoice rejoice rejoice. I just want to tell the US government thanks for the open arms given.
I had a glitch technical problem and was selected. Me,my wife and 4 kids.entire family.
This is My thought.Now I have won and unable to process for 6 person at same time.
Is it possible that I process all my family documents and submit all our DS-260 forms and place 2 of my kids as follow up to join later?
When in the US,Will the embassy accept my request to interview and allow my balance two kids to join me before the september 30 expires.
Dream finally comes through.
May 6, 2017 at 04:17
No – if you split the family like that you will not get them all through DV. You would then have to spend a lot more money and time to bring them over,
May 6, 2017 at 05:50
If I checked my result for the first and I was not selected, is it possible to be selected maybe the third or fourth time upon checking the result?
I’m asking this question because, every DV I have played result have been checked just once with the thought that once I was not selected for the first time means I was not selected for that year. I don’t checked again till the following year
May 6, 2017 at 17:52
In some years there is a second draw around September/October. I doubt that will happen this year.
May 6, 2017 at 06:28
guys i tried everything and still not working and gives me the same error,
can someone check for me ?
May 6, 2017 at 17:50
Don’t post your private info on the internet!!!
May 6, 2017 at 06:41
Hello Britsimon, it is now 4 days of continous checking and still getting same error, please assist
May 6, 2017 at 17:50
May 6, 2017 at 12:48
I will have to travel to another country to attend my DV interview. I will have no chance to make the medicals before the interview. Questions are:
1- Is it possible to attend the interview, and then submit the medical examinations results two or three day later?
2- should I send an email to the embassy about this, so I can see whether to travel or not.
May 6, 2017 at 12:54
Sorry I forget to say all other required docs are ready.
May 6, 2017 at 18:12
Sorry, but did i do something wrong and deserve to be dismissed and not to have answers to my questions!!!!?
May 6, 2017 at 18:19
For goodness sake. Calm down. I live in a different country to you. I am human and sleep sometimes. I do my best to answer questions but sometimes it takes me a while and sometimes I even miss a question. If that happens I expect people to not behave like spoiled children, but simply politely repeat the question. And by the way – you have only waited 5 hours before complaining about what you deserve. Maybe you should just be paying a 24 hour a day lawyer to answer your questions.
May 6, 2017 at 19:12
1. IN some cases it is possible.
2. Up to you.
May 6, 2017 at 21:57
I am terribly sorry, i was having a very limited time and i was waiting for your response to my questions and i noticed that you’ve skipped my questions to answer the guy ahead and that was the reason my email was written improperly, My apologize.
May 6, 2017 at 16:05
We the DV2018 participants have noticed that the selection of the Diversity Visa Program of this year is unfair : Technical issues ,lot of participants could not check their status ,and a really few percentage of selected entrants compared to the previous years. We have decided to send you this petition to reorganize another selection in order to have a fair draw and equal chance to win for all.
Additionally, the technical issue has revealed another issue: thousands who were affected by this issue thought that the problem is a result of using old photos. Since the issue has been fixed, some of the above discovered that they were winners and reconfirmed using old photos. This is fraud and they should have been disqualified. The proof is all over the Internet (including under this page, FB, blogs etc). The Office of the Inspector General needs to cancel all results and do an investigation. The entrants who followed the rules didn’t stand a fair chance. The photo software failed.
As you can clearly see from the comments under your page and other websites that thousands of DV2018 entrants have reused old photos to enter. Many believe this is why they cannot access their results. Many have won with old photos. Why weren’t they disqualified per the DV lottery Instructions? They have gained an unfair advantage over those who followed the rules. This is fraud that should be reported to and investigated by DOS and OIG…
May 6, 2017 at 16:20
You are repeating the same nonsense over and over – but not listening to what you are being told. The petition is a waste of time.
May 10, 2017 at 17:48
Bless you man I just read all this questions and answers lol its funny it’s like same sh… different day he’s doing is best people stop pushing ))
May 6, 2017 at 17:38
May 7, 2017 at 13:11
Dear Simon, I followed your instructions but still cannot access the results. Please help.
May 7, 2017 at 14:13
You are doing something wrong! email to britsimon3 at gmail
May 7, 2017 at 14:01
is there second draw this year for those who are not selected
May 7, 2017 at 14:07
Probably not this year.
May 7, 2017 at 23:42
I can’t check my informations to see if i’am selected or not.Can you help me please!
give me your email to send u my info to help me out to check my info.
May 7, 2017 at 23:46
Dear Simon, I followed your instructions but still cannot access the results. Please help.
May 8, 2017 at 00:05
You obviously did not follow my instructions as it worked first time for me.
May 8, 2017 at 00:02
Here is my information :
Year of Birth:
Can you help me to check if i was selected in dvlottery
May 8, 2017 at 00:04
May 8, 2017 at 12:17
Hi Mr. Simon. i am from Liberia and know a person who has win he DV 2018 but is under the age of 18 years. Can this person go with a guardian?
May 8, 2017 at 16:58
The guardian would not get a DV visa.
May 9, 2017 at 02:03
I lost my 2018 confirmation code and I try to retrieve it back, but the system said my Email is not valid. So what to do now.
May 9, 2017 at 04:42
There is no other way to get your conformation code.
May 9, 2017 at 20:43
Hi brit Still not fixed. I am seeing the same error msg again and again
May 9, 2017 at 21:03
It ***IS*** fixed. You are not foing it right. There is a link at the top of the page in the article. Follow those instructions.
May 10, 2017 at 06:26
yes it was my silly mistake. Thanks brit
May 9, 2017 at 22:10
Do you know of any cases for DV2018 who could not check their status because of the glitch but after it got fixed they found that they were selected?
May 9, 2017 at 22:23
Yes. You can read several cases in the comments below.
May 11, 2017 at 02:31
I’m still having issues, and I’m copying and pasting my info from the screenshot that I saved of the confirmation page. So I’m not sure why its saying my info has been entered incorrectly. Guess I’ll just keep trying.
May 11, 2017 at 02:56
USE YOUR LASTNAME – BEFORE the comma!!!
May 11, 2017 at 02:56
Ignore that, I was entering things incorrectly after all. I was entering my full name instead of just my last. Nevermind, better luck next year!
May 14, 2017 at 12:47
I’m a DV lottery 2018 winner, I’m having a problem when I try to submit my DS-260 , I get this error: Please correct all areas in error as indicated below. Once you have finished, click ”Sign and Submit Application’ to continue. The case number you entered does not match the case number that you entered at Sign In.
but i sure i put the exact same code .
May 14, 2017 at 15:42
May 15, 2017 at 15:57
I forget my confirmation number, but I’m trying to retrieve it back. The system said my email is not valid. So what is the problem now.
May 15, 2017 at 16:23
Ummm – probably the email is not valid. Just a guess.
May 17, 2017 at 16:05
i appriciate your patience and effort to satisfy all DV lottery winners.
I have two questions
1 . about vaccination documents should i answer YES ..? ’cause i will have me and my family vaccinated when we get in to the embassy for interview
2 . about education , work experience and where i lived previously
– i have lived at, almost ,9 different addresses..do i need to mention the detailed address of each places ..is it enough to mention only the city
– some numbers showed a kind of overlap like graduation time with my work experience..does it matter. by the way I have BSc. degree in radiography and 4 years work experience
May 17, 2017 at 16:13
do you think it is better to use my education rather than work experience.
if i decided not to use my work experience …should i write it on the form.?
May 18, 2017 at 04:08
You answer all questions on the DS260 and show proof of education and or work experience at the interview.
May 18, 2017 at 04:09
1. Answer no.
2. They ask for addresses. Do as they ask. As for overlap – just use your best judgement.
May 29, 2017 at 15:50
Hi, I want recovery confirmation number of DV-2018. So what should I do? Moreover i lost my register email. Please help me
May 29, 2017 at 20:12
Use the lost confirmation link on the ESC page. That is the only way.
May 30, 2017 at 03:54
Information entered not valid not fixed for me so pls how is this going to solve for me
May 30, 2017 at 04:02
Try the tip shown here
June 2, 2017 at 11:50
My cousin won Dv lottery, he has Id number but his wife and daughter do not have Id yet. And we don’t know when they will get it may be by the end of this month. My question is it possible to fill ds 260 for them without the Id number. Or can he use his same Id number for both.
June 2, 2017 at 13:36
Wait until they have the ID number.
June 2, 2017 at 14:27
Thank you for replying. They will probably get the Id in July. It is ok to fill out ds 260 in July or just fill for my cousin only. Because we are scare that if we don do it now in the month of June he might lose the opportunity. What do you think. Wait until July to
Fill the ds260 for all of them or just go ahead and fill out for my cousin only. Please help
June 2, 2017 at 15:38
I assume you are DV2018. In that case, it is no problem to wait – you could wait nearly a year from now with no problem.
June 2, 2017 at 16:17
Yes it is dv 2018. First I taught first come first serve because they have limited visas to offer. And I heard that if you don fill ds 260 immediately u may lose ur chance to get visa. Thank for clarification
June 3, 2017 at 17:13
Hi, I just still have the Same Issue, The Information entered not valid 🙁
June 3, 2017 at 17:25
June 6, 2017 at 13:10
Today i have gone back to check my result but i can get the result.the message that am having is that am miss some word in my confirmation number,this the forth time am checking it seance date 5may.what could be wrong?
June 6, 2017 at 23:32
June 7, 2017 at 10:29
let me sent for you my information,i have follow your in traction but it as the problem
OSIRO, STEVE NYAMISI
YEAR OF BIRTH:
Plz just check for me
June 7, 2017 at 13:40
HAS NOT BEEN SELECTED
June 8, 2017 at 11:07
so that is’t,or we wait for another draw a till September 30th or wait for another chance in October for 2019.
June 8, 2017 at 21:01
Try again in October (and while you do that, check the ESC again).
June 8, 2017 at 13:46
Hello brit, I am natt I was successful for dv 2018 but I play with Nathaniel PAYE and I have on my high school diploma Nathaniel p PAYE. I have already filled in the ds260 form with Nathaniel PAYE. The middle name p is my problem. Is there any problem?
June 8, 2017 at 20:52
The name in the DS260 should match your passport. You don’t prove your name by the education documents.
June 26, 2017 at 22:16
I was trying to fill in the DS260, particularly the work/ education potion. the instruction stated that I should fill in my work experience for the past 10 years, but I realize that the space provided was not enough, therefore I click on the add button, but it has added more potions as I only wanted to add one potion to complete my 10 years of experience. Each time I click on the remove buttom it tells me application error or seession time is out. I cant proceed cus I need to fill in all the spaces provided. Could you please help. How do I I remove the extra potions that I don’t need?
June 27, 2017 at 01:40
Just list what you can.
June 30, 2017 at 00:46
Cant find the US address to fill my form 260
What should i do
May 15, 2018 at 04:34
Thank you for taking your time to reply to everybody.
So my problem is that I can’t get the confirmation number right. I copy it directly from the pdf file which I saved prior to the registration and paste it to the website. and it gives an error saying “Invalid Confirmation Number: Please enter the correct confirmation number that is 16 characters long”.
I know that you posted few stuff about this and I read them over and over again and do what is written there. But still get the error. and when I try to recover the confirmation number, it says check your info.
I literally don’t know what to do
Thank You for your time and patience
May 15, 2018 at 04:45
YOU CANNOT CHECK YET! WAIT 12 HOURS UNTIL NOON IN EASTERN TIME ZONE.
May 15, 2018 at 10:48
I wrote the confirmation number and the rest of the information and they still say Invalid!!
Can you help me please?
May 15, 2018 at 13:27
From their website:
2019 Entrant Status Check
DV-2019 Entrants may enter their confirmation information through the link below starting at noon (EDT) on May 15, 2018. The DV-2019 entry period opened on October 18, 2017, and closed on November 22, 2017. Only confirmation information for entries submitted during this period are valid for checking your status. DV-2019 Entrants should keep their confirmation number until September 30, 2019.
May 16, 2018 at 19:42
I’ve tried to check 2019 lottery result many times but every time it shows( Warning: The information entered is not valid.)
My husband also has this error.
What should we do?
May 16, 2018 at 19:58
May 17, 2018 at 06:38
I followed instructions but still getting invalid information,when i check my last year lottery (dv 2018) it shows not selected but for this year it shows not valid,i copy the number and everything from pdf,but still i can’t access to result after 3days
Can you check it for me?
May 17, 2018 at 13:51
May 21, 2018 at 08:09
Tnx, your posts helped me how to check the status and I’m not selected thought but there is always next year 🙂 😉
May 27, 2018 at 18:43
So I did mine on my phone is it possible for me to be selected please someone should answer me cos haven’t checked yet I want to kmow..you can email me on [email protected] am waiting please…
May 28, 2018 at 04:51
Sheesh. Don’t be lazy.
October 31, 2018 at 11:51
Hello Whenever I check my status, I receive a message tell me that the information is invalid and that some characters are confusing and the message is an example like (Several characters are often confused:
0 = zero, O = letter ‘O’, 1 = one, I = letter ‘I’ (like ‘Ice’), 5 = five, S = letter ‘S’, 6 = six, G = letter ‘G’, 8 = eight, B = letter ‘B’)
what should I do?
October 31, 2018 at 20:54
Follow the instructions.
May 25, 2019 at 08:00
Entrant name NJIHIA,ALICE WANJIRU
Confirmation number 202077686HW63NOW
Year of Birth1997
It is telling me invalid information when I enter that confirmation number even if I say forgot confirmation number it says the same
May 25, 2019 at 13:52
A simple case of you not following instructions, nor reading the tips I linked in the article above. It worked for me first time, and even though you should not leave your confirmation details in a public forum, I will leave what you posted there so that people can see what happens when people are too careless to read simple instructions.
By the way – HAS NOT BEEN SELECTED
May 10, 2020 at 16:40
Hello.i registered last year and was told to check my status from may 5,. I have tried over a hundred times but it keeps rejecting my entries ..Stating that they are invalid. I have even try the forgot confirmation thing but it’s still says INVALID. Please I need help
May 10, 2020 at 17:14
The results are postponed to July 6th. It does say that if you read the page.