American Lottery: How to retrieve your lost DV Lottery confirmation number
The confirmation number is an essential component of the Diversity Visa (DV) lottery. It serves to validate your participation in the lottery and acts as an identifier for your application. The confirmation number is generated once you have completed and submitted your DV lottery form.
Without the confirmation number, you will be unable to determine if you were selected in the lottery. Merely having your last name or any other personal information will not suffice for checking the results.
In essence, the confirmation number is a critical requirement for obtaining a green card through the DV lottery. Even if you were selected, failure to provide the confirmation number will render you ineligible for the green card
How to retrieve your confirmation number?
Although retaining your confirmation number is very important, you still can retrieve your confirmation number if you have lost it. The Department of State will tell you the number only if you provide:
- Year of your participation. (Basically, it can be the year of the latest lottery only. Even if you had been selected in previous years, but did not apply for a green card within 6 months, it’s already too late. You’ve lost your chance.);
- Your full name (Please include your first, last or family and middle names);
- Date of birth;
- Email (Remember that you should use the same email address that you used in your form.),