Results for the DV-2025 Lottery to be Announced Tomorrow, Here’s How to Check

The wait is almost over for hopeful immigrants! The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs announced that the results for the Diversity Visa Lottery (DV-2025) program will be available online starting tomorrow, Saturday, May 4th, 2024 at 12:00 noon Eastern Time.

Individuals who applied during the registration period of October 4th to November 7th, 2023 can check their application status electronically. The Department of State urges all DV-2025 applicants to hold onto their confirmation numbers until at least September 30th, 2025.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Check your status online: The official website for checking DV Lottery results is the U.S. Department of State’s Electronic Diversity Visa: website. You will need your confirmation number, last name, and year of birth to access your status.
  • Beware of Scams: The Department of State warns applicants to be cautious of fraudulent emails claiming early release of results or offering assistance for a fee. The only legitimate way to check your status is through the official website.
  • Visa Application Window: For those selected in the lottery, the visa application window opens on October 1st, 2024 and closes on September 30th, 2025. Failure to apply for a visa within this timeframe will result in disqualification.

The Diversity Visa Lottery Program offers a chance for individuals from countries with historically low immigration rates to obtain permanent resident status in the United States. This year, 50,000 visas will be awarded through the program.


  • Check your DV-2025 status online starting May 4th, 2024.
  • Only trust the U.S. Department of State website for official information.
  • Selected applicants have from October 1st, 2024 to September 30th, 2025 to apply for their visas.

Good luck to all DV-2025 applicants!