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2012 Diversity Visa Lottery Results NOT Valid

16 May

Unfortunately, the 2012 DV Lottery results were made in error. There will be a new drawing. See the above recorded message from the State Department.

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Posted by on May 16, 2011 in Immigration Law

 

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10 responses to “2012 Diversity Visa Lottery Results NOT Valid

  1. samuel5028

    May 16, 2011 at 7:53 am

    Wow thats nice to hear. I think this is the first time it’s happening. All the best for the second round!!!

     
  2. jean

    May 22, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Hello,

    As a participant of the US Diversity Lottery 2012, and as a selectee, I have been very surprised after this publication from the US Government. How is that possible? THis program has been running for many years without any problem and suddenly, a presupposed “computer programing error” just happened like that ? I don’t believe in it. My question is: is there anything we can do? Is this behavior from US Government really “legal” ? There are very few chance to get selected a second time… I don’t know what to do. Thanks for the help!

     
    • Andre Olivie, Esq.

      May 23, 2011 at 12:38 am

      I cannot say for sure what happened, but I don’t doubt that it was a legitimate error, either human or computer or both. Why would it not be possible? Computers can make errors too, even ones run by the U.S. Government. It is likely legal for them to redo the drawing. They had to do it, since it would have been illegal for them to use the results that were not random, which they must be. Since it is a lottery, you don’t have a right to be picked. It is a very unfortunate situation for many and hopefully it will not happen again.

       
  3. Ashraf

    June 9, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    I have checked my application at 1st May 2011 and I got confirmation that I had been selected. The same day I went to studio so the photographer took all required photos for myself, my wife and my kid. All of us were happy.
    I have printed the application forms the same day. In 2nd May I had sent the application forms and photos by courier as advised by the government of state. All of my family were happy and most of my friends sent me their greeting and congratulations.
    After 2 weeks I got chocked to hear that the result was voided !!!
    Three things I lost :
    1. My dream to go to USA with my family (2 weeks I was dreaming to go USA and I was discussing which state I will go)
    2. Lot of money around US $ 90 for courier and photographer
    3. Trust of my friends who are expecting that I was a big layer because they couldn’t believe that mistake to come from USA.

    Now I really hate to just visit USA and I will never ever apply for any Green Card in future. It was my first and my last time to do that.

     
  4. Sarah Roberts

    July 15, 2011 at 8:34 am

    Hi Andre,

    Its the 15th of July today and I would like to check my visa status for the diversity lottery programm, could you perhaps send me the link, I went online and it still gives the info of it being revocked etc.

    I would really appreciate this,

    Thank you,
    Sarah

     
  5. Sarah Roberts

    July 15, 2011 at 8:35 am

    please you could let me know, thanks!

     
  6. Bojana

    July 24, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    I have one question only. First there was a serious problem with your lottery system, and OK, we were waiting while it was fixed, and now when it is finally there, I have found one new mistake. No matter what I type in the Confirmation number field as long as it contains 12 characters it always pops same note, that I have not been selected. Supposedly there has to be a system-generated number (number of certain structure e.g. 3 number 5 letters etc.)? So that when entering any 12 digit number inappropriate structure you automatically receive a message that you entered invalid number? Thus I am not sure that my number is actually declined.

     
  7. Bojana Starcevic Ilic

    August 26, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    I have one question only. First there was a serious problem with your lottery system, and OK, we were waiting while it was fixed, and now when it is finally there, I have found one new mistake. No matter what I type in the Confirmation number field as long as it contains 12 characters it always pops same note, that I have not been selected. Supposedly there has to be a system-generated number (number of certain structure e.g. 3 number 5 letters etc.)? So that when entering any 12 digit number inappropriate structure you automatically receive a message that you entered invalid number? Thus I am not sure that my number is actually declined.

     
  8. ugbodu itua timothy

    September 13, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    i apply 2012 us lontery visa i need the result

     
  9. BOANSI SAMUEL

    October 13, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    some people sent a mail I have won the lottery. How far can this be true? I heard the whole thing was nullified.Kind regards

     

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