Sometime in the last 5 days, the US State Department posted an update concerning DV 2012 on its website – (link). The update addresses the question of recovering confirmation numbers.
Entrants will need to use the information from their DV-2012 confirmation pages saved at the time of entry. ……. If you have lost your confirmation information, you will not be able to check your DV entry status. We will not be able to resend the confirmation page information to you.
Entry Status Check
DV Program 2012: From July 15, 2011, through June 30, 2012, all entrants may check the status of their entry. Entry Status Check will be the ONLY means of informing you if your entry DV-2012 was selected or not. All entrants, including those NOT selected, may check the status of their entries through the Entry Status Check on the E-DV website www.dvlottery.state.gov. Entrants will need to use the information from their DV-2012 confirmation pages saved at the time of entry. The DV-2012 registration period was from October 5, 2010, until November 3, 2010. To review instructions for DV-2012 entrants and selectees, see Instructions for the 2012 Diversity Visa Program.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you have lost your confirmation information, you will not be able to check your DV entry status. We will not be able to resend the confirmation page information to you.
DV Program 2012: Review the information about Entry Status Check which is the ONLY means by which DV lottery winners/selectees will be notified of their selection for DV-2012. Additionally, Entry Status Check will provide successful selectees instructions on how to proceed with their application, and also notify you of the date and time of your immigrant visa appointment. The Kentucky Consular Center no longer mails notification letters and does not use email to notify DV entrants of their selection in the DV lottery. Review the DV Lottery 2012 Instructions "Selection of Applicants" section, which provides information about the DV process.
For All Successful DV Entrants: If you have been selected for further processing in the Diversity Visa program, after you receive instructions, you will need to demonstrate you are eligible for a diversity immigrant visa by successfully completing the next steps. When requested to do so by the Kentucky Consular Center, you will need to complete the immigrant visa application, submit required documents and forms, pay required fees, complete a medical examination, and be interviewed by a consular officer at the U.S. embassy or consulate to demonstrate you qualify for a diversity visa. Please note that the Kentucky Consular Center will provide application information either by mail (for DV-2011 selectees) or online through the Entry Status Check on the E-DV website www.dvlottery.state.gov (for DV-2012 selectees).
Successful DV entrants must be eligible to receive a visa by qualifying based on education, work, and other requirements. The law and regulations require that every DV entrant must have at least:
A high school education or its equivalent; or
Two years of work experience within the past five years in an occupation requiring at least two years’ training or experience.
To learn more about qualifying occupations, see the Diversity Visa Instructions Frequently Asked Questions and the List of Occupations webpage.
Check the DV 2012 Archive for previous posts.