The U.S. State Department has picked the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Diversity Visa Lottery Winners. Foreign nationals who entered the lottery can visit the authority Entrant Status Check website to learn whether they were selected to submit an application for permanent residence.
FY 2023 Diversity Visa Lottery Winners | Lottery Results
If you entered the FY 2023 lottery, the only reliable way to learn whether you have been chosen is to visit the official site and enter the confirmation number of your entry, along with your last name or date of birth and a randomly generated authentication code. The State Department doesn’t send direct notifications to lottery winners. So be careful with letters, emails, or different communications that claim you have won the lottery; they are probably going to be fraudulent.
If your lottery entry was chosen, the Entrant Status Check site will give information on how to proceed with an application for permanent residence. People selected in the lottery are eligible to submit an application for adjustment of status or an immigrant visa application during FY 2023. Which starts on 1st October 2022 and ends on 30th September 2023. If your entry was not picked, the status check site will express that reality.
For FY 2023, the State Department will make up to 55,000 immigrant visas available through the DV lottery. Foreign nationals submit their entries online during a designated time period. The filing period for the FY 2023 lottery ran from 6th October 2021 to 9th November 2021.
Guarding against DV lottery fraud
Moreover, DV lottery scams are a common form of immigration fraud. Unscrupulous people set up deceptive web pages that pose as official government sites or purport to be authorized by the State Department. To accept or administer lottery entries, sometimes for a very high fee. They also try to entice foreign nationals to provide personal information and money with promises of winning lottery entries.
Take precautions to avoid becoming a victim of lottery fraud. However, you might look for legal counsel or other help with setting up a lottery application. Be wary of commercial enterprises that claim you have won the lottery. Purport to register applicants outside the official registration period, or claim to be authorized by the government. No fees or personal information should be sent to a questionable individual or entity. Also, detailed data on DV lottery fraud is available from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the State Department.