The results of the 2024 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program will be announced on May 6, 2023, and Kenyans are among the millions of individuals throughout the world who will be waiting for the US Green Card Lottery results.
Those who entered the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, commonly referred to as the Green Card Lottery, can check with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs to see if they were randomly selected.
Entrants in the DV-2024 lottery who registered between October 5, 2022 and November 8, 2022 will be able to find out if they won starting at noon on May 6.
Applicants can view their status online by entering the confirmation information they received after registering for the DV-2023 program and clicking the blue “Check Status” button.
Known formally as the Diversity Visa Program, the green card lottery is administered by the United States Department of State and awards up to 55,000 green cards annually through a random drawing to citizens of countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States.
The Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery program is the most well-known path to acquire legal residency in the United States.
Countries with more than 50,000 immigrants to the United States in the preceding five years are not eligible to participate.
Kenyan citizens, including those already living in the United States on valid non-immigrant visas, had the opportunity to enter the Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery 2024.
According to the US State Department, about 7 million people from all over the world registered for the DV-2024 lottery last year during the open registration period.
Once selected, winners must apply for permanent residency in the United States, which includes passing a background check and an interview.
By September 30, 2024, those chosen must have been granted a permanent residence visa/green card in order to relocate to the United States with their eligible family members.