Since May 2009 The U.S. Department of State’s Kentucky Consular Center has been registering and notifying the winners of the DV-2010 diversity lottery. Approximately 102,800 applicants (out of 13.6 million qualified entries) have been registered and notified that they may now submit an application for an immigrant visa (“green card”). Applicants who completed the electronic DV entry through the official website can check the status of their entry through the e-DV website at http://www.dvlottery.state.gov/. To check the status applicants will need the information from the confirmation page received at the time of their on-line application entry. Only participants in the DV-2010 program who were selected for further processing have been notified. Those who were not selected have not received any notification.

The visas have been apportioned among six geographic regions with a maximum of seven percent available to persons born in any single country. A statistical breakdown by country can be viewed in the August Visa Bulletin. During the visa interview, principal applicants must provide proof of a high school education or its equivalent, or show two years of work experience in an occupation that requires at least two years of training or experience within the past five years. Those selected should act on their immigrant visa applications quickly because a spot cannot be guaranteed.