Before you begin to use the Entrant Status Check (ESC) Web site [ https://www.dvlottery.state.gov ] to check on the status of the Diversity Visa Lottery Form that you submitted to the lottery:
– You must have submitted your Diversity Visa Lottery Form for the current lottery year (DV-2018).
– You should have a copy of your DV Confirmation Page that was displayed, and that you should have printed, after you submitted your Diversity Visa Lottery Form.
The DV Confirmation Page displays the Entrant Name, Confirmation Number, Year of Birth, and a Digital Signature. You must have this information available in order to check the status of the Diversity Visa Lottery Form that you submitted to the lottery.
The Confirmation Number is 16 characters long (alphanumeric) and starts with the numeric digits 2018.
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