Keep your confirmation page from the online registration entry submission until at least June 2014. You must have your confirmation number to access information through the Entrant Status Check available on the E-DV website at Entrant Status Check will be the sole means by which the entrants are notified of their selection, provided instructions on how to proceed with their application, and notified of their immigrant visa interview appointment date and time. Be advised that the E-DV website is the only authorized Department of State website for official online entry, as well as the required online status check for the Diversity Visa Program.

You must have your confirmation information in order to check your DV entry status. Only the individuals selected randomly to continue the visa process will be given additional instructions on how to pursue their DV visa application. Persons not selected may verify the non-selection of their entry using their confirmation information through the official DV website, but they will not receive any additional instructions. U.S. Embassies and Consulates have no access to the Entrant Status check system; they are unable to check the system for you. The Department of State is NOT able to provide a list of those selected to continue the visa process.

Randomly selected entrants will receive notification instructions for the DV visa application process on the selectee confirmation page available through Entrant Status Check on the E-DV website The instructions say the selected applicants will pay all DV and immigrant visa fees in person only at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate at the time of the visa application. The consular cashier immediately gives the visa applicant a U.S. government receipt for payment. Selected applicants applying for an immigrant visa at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate should never send money for DV fees through the mail, Western Union, or any other delivery service. Those selectees who are already present in the United States and who file for adjustment of status will receive separate instructions on how to mail DV fees to a U.S. bank.

The E-DV program entries are submitted on the Internet, on the official U.S. government E-DV website at Notification letters will not be sent to the selected applicants. The U.S. government has never sent e-mails to notify individuals that they have been selected, and there are no plans to use e-mail for this purpose. Selectees will only receive e-mail communications alerting them that a visa appointment has been scheduled after they have responded to the notification instructions on Entrant Status Check. Such e-mails will direct selectees to check their interview appointment details on Entrant Status Check and will not contain information on the actual appointment date and time.