Diversity Visa Lottery Results Announced
The Department of State’s Visa Office has reported that the Kentucky Consular Center in Williamsburg, Kentucky, has registered and notified the winners of the DV-2009 diversity lottery. The DV lottery makes available 50,000 permanent resident visas annually to persons from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States. Over 9.1 million people applied for the DV lottery this year. Of that number, approximately 99,600 applicants have been registered and notified and may now make an application for an immigrant visa. Because it is likely that some of the first 50,000 persons registered will not pursue their cases to visa issuance, the Department said this larger figure should ensure that all DV-2009 numbers will be used during fiscal year 2009 (October 1, 2008, to September 30, 2009). Those selected will need to act on their immigrant visa applications quickly. Applicants should follow the instructions in their notification letter and must fully complete the information requested.