We often say time flies. And yes it does, especially when you consider a case like the DV-2023 Entry period that we recently witnessed. That was five to six months ago – from October 6 to November 9, 2021 – but gone by so quickly!
Here we are today! With more than five months having elapsed, DV 2023 entrants are now entering the final 30 days before the results are published.
The count down to the release of the DV results has always been an interesting annual occurrence, and this year it is no different. As usual, there’s heightened expectations on the part of entrants. And the closer you get to the date of release, the higher the anxiety.
All entrants have their fingers crossed in the hope of being selected. In the midst of such hope also exists a subset of entrants who ‘strongly believe’ that they WILL be selected. Then when the results are released, their hope – or faith – ultimately gets judged!
That’s what’s interesting about the Diversity Visa Lottery: the suspense that accompanies the release of the results and the ultimate acceptance by so many that they will have to try again come October. We are about to witness all that.
Checking results begins . . .
Beginning at noon Eastern Daylight Time on Saturday, May 7, 2022, Entrant Status Check will be available online for entrants to the DV 2023 Program. From that time on, DV 2023 entrants may enter their confirmation information through the designated link on the official Diversity Visa website to check the status of entries they submitted last October or November.
For those who will be lucky enough to be selected, a whole new phase would begin. Not just because of the intricacies of the Application Process, but also – and perhaps more importantly – due to the high level of uncertainty that the DV Program has come to know in recent years.
From very slow processing of cases to far-from-normal interviews being conducted resulting in fewer visas being issued, the Diversity Visa program has experienced its fair share of the effects of the COVID pandemic.
A New Beginning?
Will May 7, 2022 announce a departure from the very recent past to a new beginning for the DV Program? Will this release of results return the application process to pre-COVID status? We can not say! Such a realization will definitely be welcome in many quarters. Selectees, for example, will be glad that they won’t have to experience all the troubles that their counterparts from recent years had to go through. But that’s going to take a lot which we are not sure the mechanism currently in place is prepared for.
Whether May 7 marks a new beginning or not isn’t much of a concern for entrants. For now, what’s more important is the ‘few’ days left for them to get to know their fate: whether they were “selected for further processing” or not.
As indicated above, this will require the confirmation information obtained at the time of entry submission. Otherwise, one will have to turn to the “forgot confirmation number” option which is not always easy to deal with.
As the countdown to May 7 begins, our best wishes to all DV 2023 entrants!
READ OUT LATEST ARTICLE ON THE DV 2023 RESULTS HERE: https://mydvprogram.com/today-is-may-7