Ethiopia: 2012 Diversity Visa (DV Lottery) Results Now Available

U.S. Embassy Press release. Addis Ababa,

U.S. Department of State announced that applicants for the 2012 Diversity Visa (DV) Program may now check their application status online.

Applicants must enter the confirmation number from their DV application at to determine whether or not their application has been selected for further processing.  Applicants will not receive an email or a letter providing this information.  Being selected does not guarantee a visa interview or issuance of a Diversity Visa.  Entrants must also receive an appointment from the U.S. Department of State for a visa interview and have their application approved by an American Consular Officer.
The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa notes that Diversity Visa applicants must meet certain strict requirements to receive a visa.  The DV program requires that applicants have a certain level of educational or professional experience, including either 12 years of basic education or at least two years of full-time experience in a qualifying occupation.  Under U.S. law, purely vocational education cannot be considered for DV qualification purposes in any country.  Due to recent changes in Ethiopia’s Technical and Vocational (TVET) program, the U.S. Embassy cannot accept new TVET program certificates documenting a level of skill, as these programs are entirely vocational and no longer include a basic educational component.




Applicants may still qualify for the DV with proof of graduation from a previous TVET 10+3 program by providing three years of transcripts that include basic educational courses.  The Embassy’s Consular Section urges selected DV applicants to review their educational and professional experience, and consider whether they meet eligibility requirements.
The DV program makes visas available to persons meeting eligibility requirements.  Anyone from a qualifying country may enter, and a computer-generated, random lottery drawing selects Diversity Visa applications to process.  Visas are distributed among six geographic regions, with a greater number of visas going to regions with lower rates of immigration to the United States, and with no visas going to nationals of countries sending more than 50,000 immigrants to the U.S. over the past five years.  Within each region, no single country may receive more than seven percent of the available Diversity Visas in any one year.
In 2011, the Department of State received more than 12 million entries for the DV lottery program. Approximately 100,000 entrants were selected worldwide, including 5,200 Ethiopians, to further pursue a Diversity Visa.  In 2010, as in years past, the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa issued more than 3,000 visas to Ethiopian lottery winners.
For detailed information about entry requirements, along with frequently asked questions about the DV lottery, please see the official DV Website at


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  1. Hi Ocean, what happened to the link, it doesn’t work, is there any problem with the link?

  2. website is having a technical problem. The problem is not from the link.

  3. i always have a dought about DV Lottery winers of course not for all, i belive for those lottery kebegnoch(thieves) meshitoal.

  4. i recieved i message shows as i won but it is on july 14 how can i check weather it is true or not?

  5. what happened the web site is not avilable, I am from ethiopia and I recieved e-mail from the US DEPARTMENT on juely 13 /201 that am winner how can i be sure.
    please i need

  6. @ PAULOS
    “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 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. The Kentucky Consular Center will no longer mail notification letters to DV selectees. Those selected in the random drawing are NOT notified of their selection by email. The above procedures are explained in the DV Lottery 2012 Instructions. The “Selection of Applicants” section of the DV instructions provides information about the DV time frame and process.”

  7. DV lottery results will not be notified to the selectee by postal mail or Email..u should use the link inorder to check ur status along wiz ur confirmation number and another information…if u ar winner of Dv 2012 u must download and print the form DSP 122 and DS230 and fill all the information required+ send it to ze address given there along wiz ur barcode sheet…after u send all z necessary thing wait for KCC to send u a mail containing an appointment date and time of ur interview and instructions…..

  8. What the hell you are talking? U must visit the link to check ur status..just type the confirmation number,last name and date of birth. whether u ar selected u may see that”dear somebody u ar among those who randomly selected for further processing in diversity visa 2012″ not selected” regarding the information u provided ur entry HAS NOT been selected for further processing”…doesn’t it work? The prblm iz wiz u.good luck
    CN 2012AF00001XXX
    NL recieved jully 16
    sent documents to KCC july 24
    NL from kcc: waiting.
    NL from KCC

  9. @abiy read the post..@anonymous u can’t get ur confirmation number again if u lost ur chances will be the next year lottery.

  10. This thread is not much useful cos eveyone who is posting is repeating the previous post… or can’t read….

  11. Am one of the selected applicant for the dvlottery 2012 viscal year. pls when will the submition of DS-230 and Dsp-122 will start. I checked my result on july 16……Please i need your help….

  12. Am trying to check my dvlottery2011 result but the result was not open, pls, kindly let me kwon if am win lottery.

  13. Sorry;how to check my result? By the way my confirmation no is….. So every body cooperate me. And I would like to ask US Embassy to cooperate me

  14. i thnks God to be to selected meand all my familly for dv 2012.
    my name is tsitsi of the dem,republic of congo/kinshasa

  15. I check and happened to be one of the people selected, but since I sent my forms in August, 2011 am yet to get a response till now. What do I do?

  16. I am one of selected of DV 2012, I already send the application on time. But i lost my conformation no. does the Conformation no. need more. Does it necessarily for interview to know the appointment date embassy. If it is important how does i gate this no. back.

  17. I already send the application on time. But i lost my conformation no. so how I can check my result?

  18. i am very interested about DV pro gramme which has been favored by US government to poor countries but i am uncleared to be register in the programmed where from i can get the schedule so that also i can apply for myself of the US DV?

  19. hello!,I like your writing very much! percentage we keep up a correspondence extra approximately your article on AOL? I require an expert on this house to resolve my problem. May be that is you! Having a look forward to peer you.

  20. ምን ድነው በኢሚል ዲቭ 201ኣሽነፍክ እየተባለ በ “ ”
    what is the source of a message that says ” congratulation u r winning DV 2012″?

  21. Now Iam one of the applicant of 2013 Diversity Visa Lottery . So Iwish for the winner of DV 2013 For further proccesing.

  22. During my meditations,i say to myself that i am the happiest winner because i know with God victory is assured in this 2013 dv lottery.”AMEN”.

  23. I am very very insist to getin the USA &I have tried the dv lottry more than 15 times but i can’t get the chance how can i getin the USA?

  24. Thanks to US for their humanitarian aid towards to people of our generation. Going to united state can be the most wonderfull thing that can happen to any intelligent young person ever in life. Does a student nurse stand a chance of winning and when will the result for 2012 be online. Thanks.

  25. i had fill the dv lottery 2012 but i didn’t look the result .so now how do i chake the result 2012 dvlottery .


  27. I ‘m the one who is waiting for 2013 dv lottery result;how can i hear or see it??

  28. i wish to got dv result 2012 , am not watch my chance ,pls help me GOD………………..

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