Diversity lottery winners to be announced Tuesday

4 May 15

UNITED STATES

Diversity lottery winners for fiscal year 2016 will be announced Tuesday.

The diversity lottery provides 50,000 immigrant visas per year to individuals from countries with historically low immigration to the U.S.

Beginning at noon EDT on Tuesday, diversity lottery entrants can check their status online at www.dvlottery.state.gov/ESC. Entrants will need their confirmation numbers, last (family) names, and year of birth to check their statuses.

Those selected in the lottery will be given instructions on how to apply for visas for themselves and eligible family members. Entries for the 2016 fiscal year were accepted from Oct. 1 to Nov. 3.

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