Submit Your Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration Application
Due to a temporary technology-related issue, both the National Visa Center (NVC) and Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) were unable to send email messages to non-Department of State email addresses. This issue has been resolved, however, there may be a delay in responding to email inquiries. Both the NVC and KCC are receiving incoming public email inquiries, so there is no need to re-send your message. We apologize for any delays in our response to your email inquiry and appreciate your patience.
DV-2015 and DV-2016 Program Applicants
The principal applicant and all family members applying for a diversity visa in the DV-2015 and DV-2016 program must complete Form DS-260. You will need to enter your DV case number into the online DS-260 form to access and update the information about yourself and your family that you included in your DV entry.
If your family circumstances have changed after you entered the lottery, for example, if you have gotten married or had a child, you will need to add your new family members to your case. (“Family member” refers to a spouse and/or unmarried children who had not reached age 21 before you entered the lottery.)
Important note: If you had a spouse or children prior to submitting your original entry, but you did not include them on your original entry form, then your case will be disqualified at the time of your visa interview. Neither you nor any of your family members will receive visas. For more information, see the DV Instructions.
After submitting the Form DS-260 online, print the confirmation page. You must bring the confirmation page to your visa interview.
The Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) will review your information, and will let you know if there are any problems with the data you have provided. KCC may request that you go back to CEAC to update information on your DS-260.
Please be aware that KCC can only tell you if your form is complete. KCC cannot tell you whether or not you or your family members are qualified for diversity visas. Only the consular officer who interviews you can make that decision.
Contacting KCC: If you need to contact the KCC, always refer to your name and case number exactly as they appear in the Entrant Status Check (ESC). Your case number should be clearly written in the upper right hand corner of all correspondence sent to the KCC, or in the subject line of your e-mail. The KCC telephone number is 606-526-7500 (7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. EST). The e-mail address is KCCDV@state.gov.