DV Applicant Letters

Here at USAGreenCardLottery.org, we get a lot of questions about the Diversity Visa program, and we often get questions about DV Applicant Letters. Oftentimes we need to clarify exactly what our customers are looking for.

Below, we will discuss the two most frequent answers to the ‘Applicant Letters’ question:

Mailing an Application

Some people take this to mean that the Diversity Visa program accepts paper-forms of the registration application, but this is not possible with this program.

Previously, the Department of State (DoS), which runs the Green Card Lottery, accepted mailed in applications for its lottery program, but they no longer do this.

All applications for registration in the Green Card Lottery must be filed online. This means that all accompanying information must be digital so that it can be processed properly. Photographs in particular must be digital in form and conform to the standards set forth by the DoS.

The Confirmation Number

At the end of the registration process, you will be presented with a screen which has what is called a confirmation number. This number is a collection of letters and numbers and is absolutely necessary later in the application process.

The confirmation number must be entered exactly into the Department of States’ status check website in order to know whether or not you have won the lottery.

We suggest that you do two things:

  • Either write down or print the form and all of the information to keep in your records. Be sure to include the confirmation number with these forms.
  • Also, save an electronic version of the application and confirmation number for future reference. You can use print-screen functions on your computer to preserve these files. It may be a good idea to preserve these computer documents in a back-up system.

If you have additional questions about the process, be sure to check out the other topics on our blog or write your question directly into the comment box below.