Winners Announced for 2024 Diversity Visa Lottery, Offering Path to U.S. Permanent Residency

Find out if you won the Green Card lottery and learn the next steps.

Pepper Glenn - Immigration Lawyer at Glenn Immigration LLC in Atlanta

Pepper Glenn

The U.S. Department of State has revealed the recipients of the 2024 Diversity Visa (DV) lottery, granting an opportunity for 55,000 applicants to apply for permanent resident status. The DV program aims to provide green cards to foreign nationals from countries with low immigration rates to the U.S.

Green card lottery entrants are urged to visit the official “DV Entrant Status Check” portal on the State Department’s website to determine if they have been chosen for the diversity visa. It is important to note that the State Department does not send direct notifications to selectees, making the status check portal the sole reliable method of confirmation. Results will be accessible on the portal until the end of September 2023.

Being selected in the DV lottery does not guarantee approval for a green card; it signifies eligibility to apply for a diversity visa. Successful applicants must complete the green card application process, which involves submitting Form DS-260 (the online immigrant visa application), attending a visa interview at a U.S. Embassy or consulate, and paying any necessary government filing fees.

Selected individuals are encouraged to initiate the application process promptly, as all available diversity visas for this fiscal year must be issued by September 30, 2024. It is crucial to adhere to the specified deadlines and requirements outlined by the State Department to maximize the chances of obtaining permanent resident status.

While the DV lottery presents a valuable opportunity, it is essential to remain vigilant against scams and fraud. Fraudulent entities may pose as official government sites, charging exorbitant fees or requesting personal information. The State Department advises caution and provides resources to help individuals avoid falling victim to lottery fraud.