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DV-2018 Results.

1:33 PM 06/16/2017

DV-2018 Results are now available from the first week of May 2017. This results checking facility will be kept open till the program closes. Many people used to call this draw as American Green Card lottery, because the selected winners used to get Green cards at the end of its processing if they were seems to be eligible at the time of their interviews.

Where to Check the DV-2018 Results?
The results are now available in the official website of the American Government's DV website. Name list of the selected people will not be published here. Instead participants will be allowed to use their particulars and submit them and if they match with the stored information, then they can view their selection status in that web page as being selected or NOT selected. Here

Can anyone check the selection results?
Those who had participated in the DV-2018 program in the year 2016 can check their results here along with those who have a participants personal details and their confirmation numbers are allowed to check their results. It is very important that the participants must have their confirmation number to check results. This FY program confirmation number starts with 2018. It contains 16 Alphanumerical in mixed format and it will look like 20181O0DZWY3DOD5. Keep this confirmation number in a safe place till the program closes. Currently the result checking facility website is allowing DV-2017 participants also to check their status online and it will continue to be available till 30th September 2017.

How to Check My Results?
Go to the official website.
Visit the results checking facility page.
Feed your confirmation number and the required personal details in that page.
If the provided information is true, results will be shown as winner or as not selected.

Selected Winners.
There are two kinds of winners.
1. Winners staying in the USA.
These winners must process their winning with the USCIS office in time.
2. Winners living in their own country.
Winners have to attend their visa interview at their local U.S Embassy.

Selected as winner in the draw?
Follow the displayed instructions in the computer screen.

Not selected as a winner?
If you are not selected, don't throw away your confirmation number. Keep it in a safe place as some time you may be asked to check the results again. DV-2017 participants were asked to check their selection results again for the second time. They had selected some more winners in the month of September 2016. Wait for the next coming program DV-2019 in this year.
Lost Confirmation Number.
Some people had lost their last digit of their confirmation number. In this case they can't check their results as their Confirmation Number is invalid. Entering the correct confirmation number will only give the selection results.
If you are unable to recover it contact here for paid service. Here.

Confirmation Number Problem for Africans.

Many African agents used to check participants results, if they had applied through them. Some of them used to give false information about the submission details to their clients. If the agent finds out that any of them are selected as a winner, he can ask lot of money from them. On the other hand if you are selected with a high case number there may be no chance for you to go for the interview. If you had paid for the agent with your high case number that money will go in to the drain.

If you had paid for the service of the agent then you have the right to charge him under your country law.
DV2018 Application forms were provided during the registration period. It was opened in the month of October and was kept opened till the month of November in the year 2016.
DV lottery 2019 eligible countries name list will be available soon, through the official instructions.
DV registration allows only those eligible country born people who meet the basic eligibility requirements of education or work experience.
If your case number is high, then there is no harm in applying for the next DV draw in this year 2017.

Don’t call the US Consular offices to see whether you are selected under DV or not.
There is no winners name list in the internet.
No winner’s photos will be available in the websites.
Never believe the emails the used to claim that are selected as a winner.
Don’t send funds overseas to get American visas.

Source: dvlottery.state.gov