Results of the 2020 Diversity Visa program (DV-2020), popularly known as the Green Card Lottery, are now available on the US State Department website.
The portal opened on May 7th, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. EDT and was constantly crashing during its first few hours of operation due to high volume of traffic.
The results will remain on the portal until at least September 30, 2020, says the State Department.
Only individuals who participated in the lottery during the open registration period which ran last year between October 20th and November 6th can expect to be in the drawing.
The Diversity Visa program, which is run by the US Department of State, makes 55,000 permanent resident visas (green cards) available each year though a lottery system to nationals of countries with low numbers of immigrants in the United States. Kenya is among countries whose citizens qualified to participate in DV-2020.
Link for the DV-2020 Entrant Check: https://dvlottery.state.gov.
The State Department, which runs the program, urges entrants to have their confirmation number, last/family name, and year of birth to check their status.
For DV-2020, nationals of the following countries were ineligible to participate in the program because they have had more than 50,000 natives immigrate to the United States over the last five years: Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (mainland-born), Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam.