OK – it’s that time of year again – we are two hours in to the results process and history is repeating in some obvious ways.
- First, the servers are overwhelmed with people checking. The site is crashing. This will get better in a day or two. So – try again later.
- Next, people are having session timeout problems. If this is your problem, close ALL your browser windows, start a session with one window only. If that doesn’t work, try a different browser client (like Firefox, chrome or whatever).
- Make sure you are entering the right details. This post will help.
- Some people are just realizing the entry period was restarted. There was a technical problem in early October. The entry period was restarted and any entry from before the restart is not valid. They sent emails to people to warn people to enter again. The restart was from October 18 – so make sure your entry was not from before that date.
- If you have forgotten your confirmation code – use the lost confirmation link on the ESC page. There is no other way to retrieve your confirmation code.
- I am aware of people that have been selected. So – the system appears to be working at this point, apart from being busy.
Also – people often ask “will there be a second draw” or “should I keep checking”. In some years, they select a low number of people in the first draw and “top it up” with a second draw in September/October. I don’t know whether that will happen this year or not. So – check again in late October.
For those selected – please DO NOT rush to submit your DS260. There is no need to do that and no advantage doing that. Take your time to make sure you understand the process.
October 30, 2018 at 09:38
Morning brit. Please can you give me tips on how to win the dvlottery 2020. Maybe on how to take thé photo, filling thé form. Is there something that makes you win or have chances?
October 30, 2018 at 12:16
It’s a random draw. Follow the instructions carefully. Don’t lie.
November 2, 2018 at 06:21
hay sir, as i have already written before i fill the dv lottery for seven years starting from 2012-2018 but it is a matter of chance i left nothing but i am too much eager to have this winning opportunity, i saw that some people are fill for around 25 year and they win. but i fed up because i didn’t win with in those seven years. so, i must fill some years from now on ward alright to increase the winning opportunity. but some information are blowing that the dv lottery will end in 2020.. so, is that correct sir?
teklemariam gebretsadkan mebrat from Ethiopia
November 2, 2018 at 14:03
I can’t see the future.
December 4, 2018 at 11:02
I am a DV 2019 winner from Ethiopia my case number is 2019AF000200XX
1. is it number too high?
2 when you think my interview will be?
3. shall i prepare the police cert and send it? i have a doubt on it( police cert) because it will be valid for only six months?
December 4, 2018 at 15:38
3. No, it’s too early.
December 5, 2018 at 16:17
I won the dv lottery 2014 but I was never called for the interview after sending my sending my required documents to the office. Or was my case number too high.
December 5, 2018 at 20:19
I don’t know anything about your case – but winners from previous years cannot now process their cases.
February 16, 2019 at 00:57
hay dear, how u doing on there?…… would u mind asking one qusetion? i fill dv lottery for around 8 year but i left nothing. can u help me sir if there is any other chance to jion to the USA …….ANY it can be ony case……….i am same university student
February 16, 2019 at 01:39
I only answer DV lottery questions.
March 5, 2019 at 00:57
for the positive atitude that u have i would like to say thanks.But, dv lottery is almost inpossible game to have awinning chance ….. but i hope one day … and i will meet u with great reward to u
March 5, 2019 at 01:00
Yep. Winning the lottery is not a plan. But for those selected it’s the easiest way to get a Green Card…
March 5, 2019 at 01:22
@teklemariam. It is NOT impossible. I perserved and never gave up. Since 1999 when it was still paper-based application until 2017 while married when wife got pre-selected and and today we are permanent residents to the U.S via The DvLottery . Had my faith and never had a negative outlook on this. furthermore we had lived in the States as International students and as Dvlottery winners. we see a major difference living here as Permanent residents.
March 5, 2019 at 01:22
March 5, 2019 at 01:26
@JM I would like to say thanks verey much for your moral support ……..
March 12, 2019 at 08:57
Dvlottery winning is almost considered as nano thickness (.000000001) chance per one person per country which is disappointing game even if i love america more than every one love………………………………………………………………….
March 12, 2019 at 12:53
Why make up silly numbers? The chance of selection varies by region, and is around 1 in 200 in Africa.
March 14, 2019 at 09:04
BritSimon, it is not 1 in 200 in Africa. The minimum ratio is that 1 in 2000 because every your for instance in our country which is Ethiopia around 7000000 entrant are available but the maximum number which are being selected per year are 2890-3000.So, mathematically this is almost impossible.
March 14, 2019 at 18:55
No. You should leave the math to me. The chance of selection is the same by region. However, there are several “limited” countries in AF which have the same chance of selection, but then winners are limited. at some point. However, your numbers are incorrect – 2018 had 787,000 entries from Ethiopia (not 7 million) so – according to your 1 in 2000 number there would only be 400 Ethiopian winning cases (plus derivatives).
March 19, 2019 at 07:51
ክብረት ይሃበለይ( this is the derivative of ge’ez) ……… means that thank u sir.
March 19, 2019 at 13:41
Cool – what language?
June 10, 2019 at 20:50
Hello Brit I whish to ask when the dv 2021 will be open
June 10, 2019 at 21:21
October most likely.
March 20, 2019 at 08:45
language is the the most power full language ever especially in church and we will start as a scholarship for international researchers. in modern language as dv lottery and one day i am shure that u will be a participant for that entrant.
March 20, 2019 at 08:53
rise your hand the one who says i fill dv lottery for more than 10 years and finally won. in my case i fill for 7 years but not won . i plan 10 years to fill dv lottery. and, i left 2 years for trying after that i will terminate for that fuken game …….
March 20, 2019 at 09:01
@Itakismet201 u fill for around 19 years .And finally u won what an amazing strength that u have……..anyways congratulation
May 9, 2019 at 04:39
why dose it say “Session timed out.”
May 9, 2019 at 04:47
September 7, 2019 at 08:48
When second draw 2020
September 7, 2019 at 19:22
You can check again in October.
September 19, 2019 at 14:23
Hello dear BritSimon thank you very much, is there a second Draw for DV2020?
September 19, 2019 at 14:23
September 7, 2019 at 19:33
October 4, 2019 at 18:34
I have couple questions. “I’m a Congolese from Democratic Republic of Congo/Kinshasa. I am married customarily and religiously but not yet civilly with my Congolese wife since 2018 in Democratic Republic of Congo/Kinshasa. We have a year old daughter born in India in july 2018 and we are currently staying in India.
1. Is there any chance for us to win?
2. And in case we win, would there be any complications to our groom status during the interview?
October 4, 2019 at 23:21
2. Probably not.
October 5, 2019 at 05:28
Thanks so much boss. Last question:
“Like I said, we are Congolese (Democratic Republic of Congo) and Since April 2018 we are staying in India with my family (Congolese)”.
Q/: Is it a good idea to mention India as a resident country?
May God bless you.
October 5, 2019 at 14:04
You tell the truth.
October 5, 2019 at 08:11
Another couple questions. “I’m a Congolese (Democratic Republic of Congo-eligible) but I still staying in India (Ineligible Country) today with my family.”
Q/: 1. About the mailing address and phone number. Since I’m still in india, which mailing address and phone number should I fill up, my native country address or my indian address? (I don’t have a native country phone No.)
Q/: 2. After been selected in DV-Lottery while being in India that day, should I take my DV-Lottery ID number to the United States Embassy in India to apply from India or I’ve to go back to my native country and Apply there only?
October 6, 2020 at 01:54
Hi there, am a 2019 dv lottery winner i am already living in USA I processed all my ajuestement Status before sep 30.2019 I did my finger print August 17,2019 I received the interview notice sep,23 2020 then my case was denied cos You are attempting to access a Diversity Visa case for a program year that is not current.The case is not eligible for further processing at this time. So this is not my mistake this is the USCIS processing time is long so what can I do my options?
October 6, 2020 at 03:13
I have no idea what you did – but DV2019 was finished a long time ago.
October 6, 2021 at 12:01
Please make a post or video the instructions of dv this year like picture background countries eligibleilty etc
October 8, 2021 at 02:46