The Kentucky Consular Center has registered and notified the winners of the DV-2020 diversity lottery. Approximately 83,884 applicants have been registered and notified and may now apply for an immigrant visa, the Department of State (DOS) announced. Since it is likely that some of the persons registered will not pursue their cases to visa issuance, the agency said this larger figure should ensure that all DV-2020 numbers will be used during fiscal year 2020 (October 1, 2019, to September 30, 2020).
Applicants registered for the DV-2020 program were selected at random from 14,722,798 qualified entries (23,182,554 with derivatives) received during the 34-day application period in late 2018. The visas have been apportioned among six geographic regions with a maximum of seven percent available to persons born in any single country.
During the visa interview, principal applicants must provide proof of a high school education or its equivalent, or show two years of work experience in an occupation that requires at least two years of training or experience within the past five years. DOS said that those selected will need to act on their immigrant visa applications quickly. Applicants should follow the instructions in their notification letters and must fully complete the information requested.