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Diversity Visa Lottery 2012 (DV-2012) Results Released

Posted by Karen Pollak on Fri, Aug 12, 2011 @ 6:51 AM

The Kentucky Consular Center in Williamsburg, Kentucky has registered and notified the winners of the DV-2012 diversity lottery.  The diversity lottery was conducted under the terms of section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act and makes available *50,000 permanent resident visas annually to persons from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States.  Approximately 100,021 applicants have been registered and notified and may now make an application for an immigrant visa. Since it is likely that some of the first *50,000 persons registered will not pursue their cases to visa issuance, this larger figure should insure that all DV-2012 numbers will be used during fiscal year 2012 (October 1, 2011 until September 30, 2012).

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Results For DV-2012 DV Lottery Are Available

Posted by Karen Pollak on Fri, Jul 15, 2011 @ 8:39 PM

The results for DV-2012 DV Lottery | Diversity Immigrant Visa Program are available now!!! 

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New Results For DV-2012 DV Lottery Coming Soon!

Posted by Karen Pollak on Tue, Jul 05, 2011 @ 8:24 PM

For the nearly 19.6 million applicants who thought they missed out on an opportunity of a lifetime, there is still hope for second chance.  A new, random selection for the DV-2012 Diversity Visa Lottery 2012 will be conducted in the upcoming days. The new selection will be based on the original entries.  If you submitted a qualified entry in 2010 between October 5 and November 3, you do not need to reapply. Your confirmation number to check results on this website is still valid. 

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DV-2012 DV Lottery Results Voided Until July 15, 2011

Posted by Karen Pollak on Tue, May 17, 2011 @ 5:04 AM

Oops!!!!  In embarrassing fashion, the U.S. State Department Bureau of Consular Affairs announced that all results for last year’s diversity visa program for DV-2012 were incorrect.

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DV-2012 Lottery Ends in One Week! | Immigration

Posted by Michael Pollak on Wed, Oct 27, 2010 @ 4:35 PM

Time is running out!  Only one week remains!  The DV-2012 Lottery ends at Noon EST on November 3, 2010.  Don't miss this golden opportunity to punch your ticket! 

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DV-2012 Lottery Starts in Just 3 Days!!! | Immigration

Posted by Karen Pollak on Sat, Oct 02, 2010 @ 10:31 AM
Just 3 days until the DV-2012 Lottery begins.  The entry form  (electronic) will only be available for submission through Noon EST October 5, 2010, through Noon EST on November 3, 2010. Entries will not be accepted through the U.S. Postal Service.  Access the Electronic DV Entry Form DS-5501 at http://www.dvlottery.state.gov.

Please note that natives of many countries are not eligible for this visa program:  "For DV-2012, natives of the following countries are NOT eligible to apply because the countries sent a total of more than 50,000 immigrants to the United States in the previous five years:  BRAZIL, CANADA, CHINA (mainland-born), COLOMBIA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, ECUADOR, EL SALVADOR, GUATEMALA, HAITI, INDIA, JAMAICA, MEXICO, PAKISTAN, PERU, PHILIPPINES, POLAND, SOUTH KOREA, UNITED KINGDOM (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and VIETNAM.  Persons born in Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, and Taiwan are eligible..."

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DV-2012 Lottery Starts Soon! | Immigration

Posted by Karen Pollak on Wed, Sep 22, 2010 @ 8:53 PM

The DV-2012 Lottery begins at Noon EDT on October 5, 2010, and ends at Noon EST on November 3, 2010.  The entry form (electronic) will only be available for submission through this timeframe. Entries will not be accepted through the U.S. Postal Service.  Access the Electronic DV Entry Form DS-5501 at http://www.dvlottery.state.gov.

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