The registration period for DV-2016 closed at 12 noon EDT on November 3, 2014. It is no longer possible to register for the program. If you are advised to the contrary, do not take any action on it as it is no longer possible to submit a registration for DV-2016.
If you did not submit a registration for DV-2016 between noon EDT October 1, and noon EDT November 3, 2014 you cannot be a winner! Don’t believe anyone who tells you otherwise. Only those who submitted an entry through the correct channels have a chance of being selected.
For those of you who did submit an online entry during the registration period, you can find out if you were successful beginning May 5, 2015 by visiting the E-DV website. If your entry is selected, you will be directed to a confirmation page that will provide further instructions. The entrant Status Check is the ONLY means by which successful applicants are notified of their selection. The Department of State does not mail out notification letters or notify selectees by email, and U.S. Embassies and Consulates will not provide a list of selectees. Individuals who have not been selected also will be notified ONLY through the Entrant Status Check.