According to the US Department of State, it will be possible to check the status of applications for drawing green cards in the lottery for 2022 (DV-2022) from May 8, 2021, to September 30, 2022. During this period, the results of the draw, which was held from October 7 to November 10, 2020, will be available.
Where to check the status of your application
You can check the status of your application on the official website of the Green Card Lottery. To do this, you must enter the confirmation number of the lottery participant. Also indicate the name, surname, and year of birth of the applicant.
If on the opened page you find a letter with a barcode and your data, you won. It is worth noting that before receiving the coveted green card, you need to go through several more stages as soon as possible.
Be careful, there are known cases of fraud associated with the green card lottery. There is only one way to check the lottery results. The Department of State will not send any emails or letters.
In addition, the only email you can receive from the US Department of State is a reminder to check your status after the lottery has taken place. Moreover, an official institution never asks to make money transfers. Be especially careful in this if you applied through an intermediary.
It is worth remembering that if you won the lottery, this does not guarantee you will receive a green card. To immigrate to the United States, you need to meet all the requirements for an immigrant visa applicant.
If you are already in the United States at the time of receiving the notification of winning a green card, you have the opportunity to change your status in the United States to immigration. You can find out more about this on the official website of the program.
Also, until September 30, 2021, you can check the results of the green card drawing in the lottery for 2021 (DV-2021). After this date, you will no longer be able to apply for a green card.