Green card application results to be released on May 4

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The much-anticipated results for the DV-2025 Diversity Visa also known as the Green Card Lottery will be accessible from Saturday, May 4, 2024, the US State Department has confirmed.

The application for the DV-2025 program began on October 4, 2023, and ended on November 7, 2023.

Successful participants will be scheduled for an interview with the US embassy and only those who pass their interview will be granted a US Visa.

With the visa, a holder becomes a lawful permanent resident of the US and benefits from all the perks of the status including the protection and rights of the US laws.

To qualify, the participant needs to have a high school education or its equivalent or have a qualifying working experience.

The program, usually administered by the US Department of State, locked out 18 countries from the DV-2025 program.

Countries locked out include; Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, The People’s Republic of China (including mainland and Hong Kong-born), Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of Korea (South Korea), Venezuela, and Vietnam.

The State Department explained that the mentioned countries were locked out because more than 50,000 nationals immigrated to the US in the previous five years.

In the last program, about 3,760 Kenyans landed the opportunity to migrate to the US. This was out of the 22,185,619 individuals who submitted their entries.

Overall, 143,000 applicants from various countries in the world won the lottery, however, only 55,000 were issued with visas to the US.

According to the State Department, winning the lottery is not a guarantee that one will be granted a visa to move to the US, a great number of successful applicants are often left behind because the department needs to achieve the 55,000 mark.

How to check

To know whether their application was successful, applicants will need their confirmation number, surname/family name and year of birth.

Participants will need to click the link below to confirm the status of their application once the State Department releases the results.

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