US Visa Lottery result has been released for those who applied last year for the DV-2013, and according to the US Department of State, more names will be released later in the year. Beginning today, entrants from last year’s calendar year 2011 diversity visa lottery (DV-2013) can check on-line to see if they won through this link below. More names will be released in October of 2012 for applicants to check back. Therefore, applicants whose names are not selected in May should not loose their information; they should keep it and check back in October:
If you check this website and found a notice that you have been selected for further processing of the US Visa Lottery, your notice will contain further instructions and the immigration fees.
If you are not selected in the drawing, you will NOT receive any notification.
Winning applicants and their applicable immediate family members need to go through the immigrant visa process. Each person will be charged a DV processing fee and immigrant visa fee. Both of these fees are non-refundable even if the visa is refused. If the visa is issued, a separate visa issuance fee is then charged for each visa.
Click here to know about US immigrant Visa Fees
Winning a green card lottery is not a guarantee of the immigrant visa and subsequently the green card. Each applicant and their eligible family members must meet ALL eligibility requirements under U.S. law. Because of this, natives of some countries, especially the countries identified as state sponsors of terrorism, may face a a significantly increased level of scrutiny and processing time.
Adjustment of Status
If you are located in the U.S., and you are eligible to adjust your status in the U.S., instead of getting an immigrant visa from your country, you can file for adjustment of status in the US. Of course, if your other derivative family members are overseas, they can still get the immigrant visa overseas.