2012 DV Lottery winners notification will proceed starting on or about July 15. Applicants can check their status on the official State Department website www.dvlottery.state.gov According to the website. “DV Program 2012: On or about July 15, 2011 through June 30, 2012, all entrants may check the status of their entries through the Entry Status Check on the E-DV website www.dvlottery.state.gov. Entry Status Check will be the ONLY means by which DV lottery winners selectees will be notified of their selection for DV-2012. Additionally, Entry Status Check will provide you, the successful selectee, instructions on how to proceed with your application and notify you of the date and time of your immigrant visa appointment.”
Despite the legal actions filed by attorney Kenneth White against the canceled 22,000 notification for applicants as winners of the DV lottery during the first weeks of May State department set to resume the status check on the stating day of July 15.
In the mean time State Department warned applicants to be careful on fraud that might can happen in many cases. “Fraudulent websites are posing as official U.S. government sites. Some companies posing as the U.S. government have sought money in order to “complete” DV entry forms. There is no charge to download and complete the Electronic Diversity Visa Entry Form.
The Department of State does NOT notify successful DV applicants by email.”
ethiopiaforums.com advise to use only the official DV Lottery status check website http://www.dvlottery.state.gov/ to check your status.
United States government give 50,000 permanent resident visas annually to people from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States on the DV Lottery program.