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DV 2012 Lottery Re-Do

As a reminder to those that submitted applications for the 2012 Diversity Lottery, the new results will be posted on the Department of State (DOS) website on or about July 15, 2011.

As you may recall, a computer programming error caused the Department of State (DOS) to void the earlier results of the 2012 Diversity Visa Lottery program that had been previously posted. The previous selections were voided because according to U.S. Law the selections must represent a fair and random selection of entrants. The computer program apparently had favored those entrants that submitted the application during the first two days.

Anyone that had previously checked the DOS website in May and found they had been selected for further processing or received notice of non selection that notice has been rescinded and is not valid.

A new selection process will be conducted based on the original entries for the 2012 Diversity Lottery program. Anyone that had submitted a valid entry during the period October 5, 2010 to November 3, 2010 will be entered in the new selection process. Your same confirmation number is required to check results. It is anticipated the results of the new selection process will be available on the DV Entry Status Check website on or about July 15, 2011. More information is available at http://dvlottery.state.gov

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