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Visa Lottery 2024: all you need to know

Feb 3 , 2024

The 2024 Visa Lottery or Diversity Visa Program is a programme of the United States government that aims to diversify the countries of origin of immigrants to the United States. This makes it possible for citizens of countries that have historically had a low rate of immigration to the North to obtain a permanent residence permit.

Being selected as a beneficiary of this programme does not guarantee you a visa to travel to the United States, but it does allow you to move forward in the selection process to obtain one.

Interesting facts for 2024 Visa Lottery applicants

If you have applied for the 2024 Visa Lottery and would like to know whether or not you have been selected to continue in the process, you can find out by going to https://dvprogram.state.gov/ESC/ https://dvprogram.state.gov/ESC/ and follow the steps below:

Once you are on the website, click on the “Continue” button. (The page is in English.) Then you will find a number of boxes where you must enter the following details:

  • Number of the confirmation
  • Surname
  • Birth year

At the bottom of the page you will find a captcha code. Please solve this code to authenticate the information you have entered. When finished, click “Submit” to view your result.

Times to be considered

The registration cycle is usually open from October to November each year, and results are available until September, when one cycle ends and the next cycle begins.

The results of the 2024 Visa Lottery will be available until the 30th of September 2024.

How can I retrieve the confirmation number in the event of a loss?

The first thing you need to do is visit https://dvprogram.state.gov/ You will need to provide the following information

  • Year of application.
  • Surname, forename, middle name (if any)
  • Month, day and year of birth.
  • E-mail:

The remaining steps are the same as those described above.

Steps to follow if you win the visa lottery

If you are successful in this part of the process, you will begin a new stage: the immigrant visa application; if your application is approved, you will be able to travel to the United States and apply for your green card or permanent residence.

The steps to apply for a visa are as follows:

  • Log on to the Diversity Visa programme website.
  • Complete and submit online the DS-260 form

After this step (within a period of time that may vary depending on the availability of appointments), you will receive an email scheduling an interview at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in your country.

At the interview, you’ll find out if you’re going to be approved to apply for an Immigrant Visa.

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