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**IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE 2012 DIVERSITY LOTTERY PROGRAM**
 
We regret to inform you that, due to a computer programming problem, the results of the 2012 Diversity Lottery that were previously posted on this website have been voided.  They were not valid and were posted in error.  The results were not valid because they did not represent a fair, random selection of entrants, as required by U.S. law. 
 
If you checked this website during the first week in May and found a notice that you had been selected for further processing or a notice that you had not been selected, that notice has been rescinded and is no longer valid. 
 
A new selection process will be conducted based on the original entries for the 2012 program.
 
If you submitted a qualified entry from October 5, 2010 to November 3, 2010, your entry remains with us.  It will be included in the new selection lottery.  Your confirmation number to check results on this website is still valid.
 
We expect the results of the new selection process to be available on this website on or about July 15, 2011.
 
We regret any inconvenience this might have caused.

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Frequently Asked Questions
 
Q: Why was it necessary to invalidate the names that were selected?
 
•   U.S. law requires that Diversity Immigrant visas be made available through a strictly random process.  A computer programming error resulted in a selection that was not truly random.
•   Since the computer programming error caused an outcome that was not random, the outcome did not meet the requirements of the law, and would have been unfair to many DV entrants.
 
Q:  Is the 2012 Diversity Visa Program cancelled?
 
•   No.  The 2012 program will continue.  The computer programming error has been identified and corrected.  The Department of State will run a new selection using all the qualified entries (ones received between October 5, 2010 and November 3, 2010) it received for the 2012 program. 
 
Q:  Do I have to submit a new application?
 
•   No.  You may not submit a new application.  We will use all qualified entries received during the October 5 to November 3, 2010 registration period.
 
Q:   Will you open a new entry period?
 
•   New entries will not be accepted.
 
Q:  I checked the Entry Status Check website after May 1 and it said I had been selected.  Can I apply for a DV visa?
 
•   Unfortunately results previously posted on this website were not valid because the selection process was not fair or random.  We will take the entries of all individuals who sent in their registration during the original October 5 to November 3, 2010 time period and run a new lottery.  We regret any inconvenience or disappointment this has caused.  We expect new results to be available on this website on or about July 15, 2011.
 
Q:  How can I check the results of the new selection?
 
•   The new results should be available on this website on or about July 15, 2011.  The confirmation code you received when you registered is still valid for use on the website. 
 
Q:  Was the Department of State hacked?  Was my personal information at risk?
 
•   We have no evidence that this problem was caused by any intentional act.  No unauthorized party accessed data related to the DV program.   
•   This appears to be solely the result of a computer programming error.

Source: US Diversity Visa Lottery.

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Here is additional FAQ for those that were selected during the cancelled results (Please read share with your friends):

Q: You said the Department of State would not contact DV entrants by e-mail. Why are you sending this one now?

Because of the computer error, we decided it was important to notify every person who might have seen incorrect information on the website. An e-mail was the fastest way to reach DV entrants.

Winners in the new selection process will not be notified by e-mail. The results of the new selection process will only be available on the Entrant Status Check website (http://www.dvlottery.state.gov) on or about July 15, 2011.

Q: I thought I was selected, and I sent application forms to the Kentucky Consular Center. What should I do now?

Those forms will not be processed by the Kentucky Consular Center, because they were submitted in connection with the lottery result that was voided. We cannot reimburse you for any costs, such as postage, that you may have paid to send these forms to the Kentucky Consular Center. You should check the Entrant Status Check website on or about July 15 to see if you are selected in the repeated lottery selection process. If you are selected again, we ask that you simply follow the instructions given in the notification letter, including the step of mailing your completed application forms to the Kentucky Consular Center, once again.

Q: I thought I was selected. I am in the United State and contacted US Citizenship and Immigration Services about adjustment of status. What should I do now?

USCIS will not process any adjustment of status cases based on the voided DV selection process. If you already paid the $440 DV fee to the USBank lockbox based on your belief that you had been selected, you may request a refund from KCC through the following mailing address:
Kentucky Consular Center
3505 Highway 25-W North
Williamsburg, Kentucky 40769

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Good day

My name is kemisola  oyeneyini lost the confirmation number of the DV lottery 2012. I mistakely deleted it from my mail box.i really need it help me . :'(

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Good day

My name is kemisola  oyeneyini lost the confirmation number of the DV lottery 2012. I mistakely deleted it from my mail box.i really need it help me . :'(

This may be very hard to handle here. Recently, after the announcement of cancelled results, KCC sent email to all applicants who entered email during registration.

Did you receive any?

There is a link to get your confirmation number in it. If you did not receive it, I will advise you to contact the following:

Kentucky Consular Center
3505 Highway 25-W North
Williamsburg,
Kentucky 40769

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I had the same problem with my confirmation number, received no e-mail from state.gov and contacted Kentucky Consular Center for assistance via e-mail. I got the following answer;

"Thank you for your inquiry,
 
If you have lost your confirmation information, you will not be able to check your DV entry status.  KCC does not have the ability to retrieve the confirmation page.  We will not resend the confirmation page to you.   Please check the website at http://www.dvlottery.state.gov after August 2011 for the upcoming DV 2013 lottery.
 
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Christal
KCCDV/Public Inquiry
Kentucky Consular Center
Support Contractor - Serco - NA
Phone: (606) 526-7500
Email: KCCDV@state.gov

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Thank you for sharing your experience. It is quite unfortunate that everything about DV lottery occurs online nowadays. I am so sure if KCC still send winning notice to the street address entered during registration. If KCC still do that, then there is no cause for alarm, as you will be notified when you are selected.

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I was selected, and I have just sent the filled forms to KCC, I will like to know how long before I get a reply from them,also if they are going to send me a mail to say they got my forms?

Thank you.

James.

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I was selected, and I have just sent the filled forms to KCC, I will like to know how long before I get a reply from them,also if they are going to send me a mail to say they got my forms?

Thank you.

James.

Congratulations on your selection. Response from KCC will be determined by your case number and availability of interview slots at the U.S. Embassy in your country of residence. KCC will not acknowledge receipt of your form but will mail you when you have been scheduled for an interview.

You are free to contact KCC Office in Kentucky for any information whatsoever.

If you need further help, do not hesitate to post here. Good luck!

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Hi Dewale,

Thank you for your last reply.What are the supporting documents I need for the interview? And what other thing do need to do before the day.

Thank you.

James.

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