The United States (U.S) State Department has officially released the winners of the Fiscal Year 2024 Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery today May 6, 2023.

Effective today, foreign nationals who entered the lottery can visit the official Entrant Status Check website to learn whether they were selected to submit an application for permanent residence.

The DV 2024 program featured 34 African countries including Sierra Leone with different numbers of registered individuals who made it through.

According to the official List, Sierra Leone has a total number of 522 qualified participants for the 2023 DV program.

The Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) program, also known as the green card lottery, is a United States government lottery program for receiving a United States Permanent Resident Card.

Checking Your Result

If you entered the FY 2024 lottery, the only reliable way to learn whether you have been selected is to visit the official website and enter the confirmation number of your entry, along with your last name or date of birth and a randomly generated authentication code. The State Department does not send direct notifications to lottery winners, so beware of emails, letters, or other communications that claim you have won the lottery; they are likely to be fraudulent.

If your lottery entry was selected, the Entrant Status Check website will provide information on how to proceed with an application for permanent residence. Individuals selected in the lottery are eligible to submit an application for adjustment of status or an immigrant visa application during FY 2024, which begins on October 1, 2023 and ends on September 30, 2024. If your entry was not chosen, the status check website will state that fact.

For FY 2024, the State Department will make up to 55,000 immigrant visas available through the DV lottery. Foreign nationals submitted their lottery entries online during a designated time period. The filing period for the FY 2024 lottery ran from October 5, 2022 to November 8, 2022.