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Green Card Lottery Dates and Deadlines
(DV-2015 to DV-2017)

GC Lottery Deadline
Calendar year of lottery registration 2013 2014 2015
Fiscal year visas are awarded to Diversity Visa (DV) winners 2015 2016 2017
First day to file DV registration October 1, 2013 October 1, 2014 TBD, 2015
Last day to file DV registration November 2, 2013 November 3, 2014 TBD, 2015
First day online status checking is available May 1, 2014 May 5, 2015 TBD, 2016
First day KCC accepts emails at for winner status August 1, 2014 August 1, 2015 August 1, 2016
Last day of previous U.S. Fiscal Year September 30, 2014 September 30, 2015 September 30, 2016
First day of listed U.S. Fiscal Year October 1, 2014
(FY 2015)
October 1, 2016
(FY 2016)
October 1, 2017
(FY 2017)
Winner interviews begin at U.S. Consulates and Embassies October 1, 2014 October 1, 2015 October 1, 2016
Last day online status checking is available June 30, 2015 June 30, 2016 June 30, 2017
Last day to receive a permanent resident visa September 30, 2015 September 30, 2016 September 30, 2017
Last day of listed U.S. Fiscal Year September 30, 2015 September 30, 2016 September 30, 2017
Last day to enter U.S. (6 months after receiving visa) March 31, 2016 March 31, 2017 March 31, 2018

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Win the Green Card Lottery! includes tips to help you every step of the way throughout the visa process from registering for the green card lottery, to checking your winning application. If you check your status and won, we explain Your Ranking Number and the Visa Bulletin; Choosing Between AOS and Consular Processing; Applying for an Immigrant Visa at a U.S. Consulate; Required Documents; Your Interview with the U.S. Consulate; Consular Denials; General AOS Processing Steps; How to Handle your USCIS Green Card (Adjustment of Status) Interview; and Denials. We also include tips to avoid common but lesser-known mistakes in the final stages of getting your immigrant visa.

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