The Application for the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program is a lengthy processes.
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• Step 1: Apply Online and submit an Entry
Each year you can register for the Diversity Visa (DV) Program. We will fill out
your application and assist you on every step.
This will require an application fee depending on the plan you choose. All entries must be submitted electronically during a specified registration period. If you submit multiple entries you will be disqualified.
• Step 2: Selection of Applicants
The Department of State will conduct a random selection of Diversity Immigrant Visa
applicants. The chances of winning are based on the amount of available visas in
each region and country. Participants will be informed by May of the next year on
the Electronic Diversity Visa (E-DV)
website about whether their application has been selected or not.
If your entry is selected you will be provided with further instructions and information about fees connected with immigration to the United States.
• Step 3: Your Application is approved
If you are selected you will be encouraged to provide additional information in
order to complete the online DS-260 application and
to schedule an interview appointment at the appropriate U.S. Embassy or
It is important to remember that selection does not guarantee you will receive a visa. In order to receive a DV to immigrate to the United States, selectees must still meet all eligibility requirements under U.S. law.
• Step 4: Confirm your qualifications
The Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) Program requires the principal DV applicant to
have a high school education, or its equivalent, or two years of qualifying work
experience as defined under U.S. law.
High School Education: A high school education means successful completion of a formal course of elementary and secondary education comparable to a 12-year course in the United States. Only formal courses of study meet this requirement; equivalency certificates (such as the G.E.D.) are not acceptable.
Work Experience: If you are qualifying with work experience, you must have two years of experience in the last five years, in an occupation which, by U.S. Department of Labor definitions, requires at least two years of training or experience that is designated as Job Zone 4 or 5, classified in a Specific Vocational Preparation (SVP) rating of 7.0 or higher.
• Step 5: Submit your immigrant Visa Application
This step requires the completion of Form DS-260 which will then be reviewed by the Kentucky Consular Center. You will have to provide additional information about yourself and your family members that you included in your DV entry. You will also have to select a U.S. Embassy or Consulate near you where the interview can take place.
• Step 6: Submit supporting documents
You will need to provide scanned copies of the following documents:
- Birth Certificates
- Court and Prison Records
- Military Records if you served in the military forces of any country
- Police Certificates
- A photocopy of the biographic data page in your passport
You will have to bring the original documents to your interview with the consular officer.
Civil and personal documents may differ from country to country and therefore additional documents may be required.
• Step 7: Interview
After the Kentucky Consular Center has reviewed your completed DS-260, you may receive an e-mail from KCC to let you know that an interview has been scheduled at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate you selected on your DS-260 form. The e-mail will instruct you to log into the Entrant Status Check on the Electronic Diversity Visa (E-DV) website, using your DV entry confirmation number, to view the date, time and location of your interview. Print this information to take with you to your interview. You will need to be present at the interview, as well as your spouse and children (as applicable) who are applying for a diversity immigrant visa.
• Step 8: Prepare for the interview
After you have been notified of your scheduled interview, you will need to take the
following important steps in advance of the interview date:
8.1 Carefully Review your scheduling information in the Entrant Status Check on the E-DV website, noting the date, time, and location of your immigrant visa interview.
8.2 Review the U.S. Embassy or Consulate Interview Instructions : List of U.S. Embassies and Consulates
8.3 You must Schedule and Complete a Medical Examination and get any required vaccinations, before the scheduled visa interview date. You must bring a sealed medical exam envelope to your visa interview.
8.4 You must bring the following required Photographs and Documents:
- Two identical photos that meet all the necessary criteria.
- The printed appointment information page that you have received on the E-DV website
- The DS-260 confirmation page
- A passport that is valid for a minimum of six months beyond the intended date of entry into the United States. - The original and a photocopy of each document you have submitted to the Kentucky Consular Center
8.5 You should be prepared to present:
- Evidence of the required Education and Work experience
- If you have previously been deported or removed at government expense from the United States you must provide a Deportation Documentation
- If you are married you must obtain an original marriage certificate
- If you have been previously married you must submit evidence of the termination of EACH prior marriage.
- If you have adopted children, you must provide further documents.
8.6 Review additional Information by visiting the U.S. embassy or consulate website
• Step 9: Visa Interview at your local U.S. embassy
You, your spouse, and any qualified unmarried children immigrating with you must
participate in the interview.
Make sure to bring all the necessary photographs and documents that you have prepared.
You and all family members immigrating with you will be interviewed by a consular officer. The consular officer will determine whether or not you can receive an immigrant visa.
As part of the interview process, ink-free, digital fingerprint scans will be taken.
If the consular officer approves your visa, you will be informed how and when your passport and visa will be returned to you.
• Step 10: Your Green Card is issued
You can now enter the United States and become a Lawful Permanent Resident, also called a Green Card Holder.