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55,000 Green Cards Will Be Awarded Saturday. Here’s How to Check If You Won the Visa Lottery

The wait is almost over for millions of foreign nationals around the globe who last year entered the 2023 visa lottery to legally immigrate to the United States with permanent resident status.

Entrants in the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program can find out if they were randomly selected for a U.S. green card starting at noon Saturday, May 7, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs. That’s when the DV Entrant Status Check function at the Bureau’s website will be live for status searches.

Foreign nationals must enter their unique confirmation information saved from their DV-2023 entry registration through a blue button titled “Check Status” to find out if they were selected for one of the 55,000 diversity visas available for Fiscal Year 2023.

The Entrant Status Check search tool is the only means by which the Department of State notifies DV-2023 entrants if they were selected, according to the official instructions for the 2023 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program.

“The Department of State will not mail notification letters or notify selectees by email,” the instructions say, clarifying that “U.S. embassies and consulates will not provide a list of selectees.”

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