FY 2021 Diversity Visa Lottery Results Postponed for COVID-19

May 4, 2020 | United States of America

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 National Emergency, the Department of State postponed FY 2021 Diversity Visa Lottery results until June 6, 2020.

Originally, Diversity Visa Lottery entrants were scheduled to find out if they were selected by May 5, 2020. Despite postponing the lottery results, the Department of State notes that the national health emergency will not affect its ability to process and schedule Diversity Visa Lottery interviews, which are scheduled to start on October 1, 2020.

Lottery entrants can check the Entrant Status Check website for lottery selection results. Individuals who were selected in the lottery can also apply for permanent residency through the site. As of now, lottery entrants can check the lottery’s results starting 12:00 p.m. EDT on June 6, 2020. However, the agency notes that lottery results may be delayed depending on changes to visa processing.