Confirmation number used to be displayed in your PC screen, once your Diversity visa lottery application form had been accepted successfully by the system with your image file.
Success page will contain the applicants' full name, day, date, year and the time the entry has been accepted. There will be a "Digital Signature" in the page, but it doesn't have any value for the applicant. Only the confirmation number is the important one in that page. This confirmation number is valid for the fiscal year draw only. Confirmation number is the only one that is important in this American DV draw. Because it used to act as a password when checking your selection results. People living in the Africa region used to call this confirmation number as ticket.
Provided confirmation number will act as a password to check your selection status in the coming year through the results checking website. Validity of the confirmation number is good to check the selection results from this year May through next year September only. If you had checked your results, don't throw away the code as you may need it, if there is new selection available.
Results of the DV Lottery program will not be announced to you through postal mail, phone and email.
When participating in the draw, if you were not shown with the confirmation number means that your entry has not been submitted in to the draw. So again and again submit it till you see the success page with the confirmation number.
During the DV-2018 visa lottery submission period the screen had displayed double entry warning to many applicants, when they submitted their entry for the second time as they didn't received their confirmation number for technical error on the administrators' side. Now they are allowing the applicants to recover it, from the system.
The Confirmation number used to contain 16 digits of alphanumeric in it along with the fiscal year in the front of the code.
For the current DV-2020 visa lottery program, the confirmation number used to start with 2020.
You must understand that the code will act as a password to check your online selection results, for that fiscal year program only.
Yes, must keep it till September next year. Sometime they may select small number of winners in the coming months for the program.
No, it is for that fiscal year program only and for the current year you must use the current year one..
Because of this the Department of State had advised to apply for the program yourself.
If yes, report this incident to your local police, local Embassy and to the KCC with full details along with your photograph.
If happened to miss the last digit, the system won't accept this as a valid confirmation code. If you had lost or miss placed your confirmation number visit DV-Confirmation. They will assist you to obtain it, for a small fee.