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DV Lottery Winners - Case Numbers.

DV lottery winners case numbers were distributed only to the elected winners in the computer random name selection. KCC is the place where the computers are located to select the winners after the online submission period is over. There are nearly 50,000 immigration visas are distributed under each year draw. If they select only 50,000 winners only and if some of them don't have the required eligibility those visas can't be carried over to the next year draw. So those visas will be left as useless. To avoid this nearly 110,000 winners will be selected to proceed with the winnings. So there is no chance for the visas to be left over.

After the entry submission period is over, the officials at the KCC will select nearly 100,000 - 110,000 applicants through the computers from the eligible entries as "Selectees" for the fiscal year program. Then they will provide the name selection details in the internet. It will be available for the general public to check their results in the official website every year from the month of May and onwards.

They used to select names randomly under the 6 Geographical regions from the submitted application forms as,

Winners Case Number
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • North America (Bahamas)
  • Oceania
  • South America and the Caribbean.

Case numbers.

Selected winners case numbers will look like this.

2019AF0012345.
2019 is the program year.
AF(Africa) is the region of the selectee.
0012345 is allocated to the person under the selected order. The winner will be called for the interview as the 12345th person.

These numbers will be valid for the given fiscal year draw only. For example the case number of the DV-2015 can't be used in the DV-2019 visa lottery program.

Control Number

Participants are requested not to confuse with the name "control number" which is not used anywhere from checking the results to getting the endorsed passport.

Confirmation Number.

Confirmation numbers are given to all the applicants who have submitted their entry successfully in to the system. It will work as a password - ticket - to check their selection status online in the results checking facility.

Let's look at the case numbers and its usages in this computer random name selection.

The first selected person will get the 0000001 number and the rest selected in the region will follow in numerically.

From 01st of October onwards the visa interviews will commence and the selected winners will be called for the interview according to their case numbers. The person with the number 0000001 will be first asked to come for the interview followed by the numbers up to that month's cut out number in order. These case numbers can be seen in the monthly visa bulletin page published by the US State Department.

Watch out for those people who used to produce fake winner's notification with edited forged numbers through the help of the "Photoshop" program. If you didn't see the winning notification in the online computer screen after entering your details, you are not a selectee. In this case contact KCC before you submit your immigration visa application under the green card lottery program.

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