Diversity Visa Lottery (“Green Card Lottery”) Fraud Warning

The U.S Embassies in Skopje and Pristina would like to advise the public in Kosovo to beware of fraudulent mail, e-mail, or telephone notifications informing Kosovo citizens that they have won the U.S. Diversity Visa Lottery (sometimes called the “Green Card Lottery”).  The Embassies emphasize that the U.S. Government will not send notification to winners of the Diversity Visa lottery. All entrants may check the status of their entry through the Entry Status Check on the E-DV website www.dvlottery.state.gov. Entry Status Check will be the ONLY means by which lottery winners/selectees will be notified of their selection for DV lottery.

Only internet sites that end with the “.gov” domain suffix are official U.S. Government websites. Many other websites (e.g., with the suffixes “.com,” “.org,” or “.net”) provide immigration and visa-related information and services. The Department of State does not endorse, recommend, or sponsor any information or material on these other websites. Be cautious of any entity requesting personal information via email.

For more information please visit http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/general/fraud.html.