DV Lottery 2012 winners notification stopped. Already notified winners no longer valid


U.S. Department of States Bureau of Consular Affairs released a notice on their website that all DV 2012 winners notified thru the official website as a selected winner of the Diversity Visa 2012 have been voided. The notice posted today after a days of unavailable service of the www.dvlottery.state.gov/ website. According to the notice the reason of this action is an error of computer programming. The new selection process and notification will be available on the website on or about July 15, 2011.

Please Read The Whole Notice Below


We regret to inform you that, due to a computer programming problem, the results of the 2012 Diversity Lottery that were previously posted on this website have been voided.  They were not valid and were posted in error.  The results were not valid because they did not represent a fair, random selection of entrants, as required by U.S. law.DoSTATE

If you checked this website during the first week in May and found a notice that you had been selected for further processing or a notice that you had not been selected, that notice has been rescinded and is no longer valid.

A new selection process will be conducted based on the original entries for the 2012 program.

If you submitted a qualified entry from October 5, 2010 to November 3, 2010, your entry remains with us.  It will be included in the new selection lottery.  Your confirmation number to check results on this website is still valid.

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We expect the results of the new selection process to be available on this website on or about July 15, 2011.

We regret any inconvenience this might have caused.

Watch a message from David T. Donahue, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Visa Services:

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why was it necessary to invalidate the names that were selected?

U.S. law requires that Diversity Immigrant visas be made available through a strictly random process. A computer programming error resulted in a selection that was not truly random.

Since the computer programming error caused an outcome that was not random, the outcome did not meet the requirements of the law, and would have been unfair to many DV entrants.

Q: Is the 2012 Diversity Visa Program cancelled?

No. The 2012 program will continue. The computer programming error has been identified and corrected. The Department of State will run a new selection using all the qualified entries (ones received between October 5, 2010 and November 3, 2010) it received for the 2012 program.

Q: Do I have to submit a new application?

No. You may not submit a new application. We will use all qualified entries received during the October 5 to November 3, 2010 registration period.

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Q: Will you open a new entry period?

New entries will not be accepted.

Q: I checked the Entry Status Check website after May 1 and it said I had been selected. Can I apply for a DV visa?

Unfortunately results previously posted on this website were not valid because the selection process was not fair or random. We will take the entries of all individuals who sent in their registration during the original October 5 to November 3, 2010 time period and run a new lottery. We regret any inconvenience or disappointment this has caused. We expect new results to be available on this website on or about July 15, 2011.

Q: How can I check the results of the new selection?

The new results should be available on this website on or about July 15, 2011. The confirmation code you received when you registered is still valid for use on the website.

Q: Was the Department of State hacked? Was my personal information at risk?

We have no evidence that this problem was caused by any intentional act. No unauthorized party accessed data related to the DV program.

This appears to be solely the result of a computer programming error.

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  1. it is great disappointment for people like me who have won dv 2012 and now made void.
    but i still trust God will give me a second chance on july 15.

  2. I am truly sorry for those misleadingly informed winners. Fortunately I was notified as ineligible(not chosen) candidate which means I might actually be considered as a prospective winner now. Well, at least I hope so.

    good luck EVERYONE!

  3. My 14 always with me both on the left, right, infrontof and behind me. I am with him so that I will be one of from the winners. then generater godgoda AA.


  5. i was one of the winners but i don’t care about it because it is not the way of haven that’s why.

  6. for all we still wait the resulte new news up tell now
    we think it will take some hours and better to check next day

  7. I just checked on the website given. Don’t know if this is still from the last time or the new one. Would have been useful if they had written that these are the final winners…now I don’t know and think I haven’t won once again

  8. I’ve checked my states but I haven’t been selected, so is it only the chance to win or they keep choosing until specefic date ????

  9. i check the result but telling me ”the entry has not been selected”.Pls is that all or there is still hope.Thanks.

  10. hello, pls i was selected on 15 of July when i check it and i was happy, and when i check again it show that i didn’t selected again. pls help me out here is my confirmation code. 20121QWIZJ8TV58B

  11. Hello,
    I recieved an email notifying me that i have been selected and was ask to pay Visa processing fee of $819 for each person that will be travelling with me. I checked my status with my comfirmation number and it is saying “HAS NOT YET BEEN SELECTED”. Please, tell me is the email a scam?

  12. @Ikoro, The email you received is SCAM. There is no email notification for the DV lottery. They are trying to get some money from you. I am sure they ask you to send the money with western union to somebody in England right? you can just tell with this the email is scam.

  13. Hello!
    Can anybody tell me the link where i can check up the results of dv lottary? i’m trying for a long time but i found it immpossible. please help me!
    Thank you

  14. I win dv lottery 2012, I read the instruction, but coudn’t understand. It is families winner, So Have I to fill the forms for each individual? Have I to fill both (two) forms? Send together?
    How could I send the forms? Is it by Post or email?
    thank you

  15. I want to know if it’s true, and i have to pay 879 USD, please i want to check and the email to conect to
    the real diversity visa équivaut card green.

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