Checking Your Green Card Lottery Status

People who applied for the Green Card Lottery in 2011 (also referred to as the DV-2013) can check their status any time on’s website as long as they applied with that service. Applicants may also check their status through the State Department if they have retained their confirmation number.

Green Card Lottery applicants who applied between October 2, 2012 and November 3, 2012 may check the status of their application in May of 2013. The winners of this year’s Green Card Lottery will not be announced until May of 2013.

Retaining one’s confirmation number from when they applied for the Green Card Lottery is of great importance because without that number there is no way to tell whether or not you have won. retains your confirmation number safely so that you can rest easy knowing that you will not lose that number and can always check on your status.’s service, available for a nominal fee, is available for one year or for consecutive years in order to improve one’s chances of winning the Green Card Lottery.

The Green Card Lottery application period for 2012 ended on November 3, 2012 and will not open again until next year. The application period’s opening date will not be available until next Autumn.