Instructions for Selectees
For Diversity Visa Program Randomly Selected Entrants
How to Begin
If you receive notification through the Electronic Diversity Visa (E-DV) Website that you have been selected for further processing in the Diversity Visa program, you must successfully complete the following steps before a diversity immigrant visa interview can be scheduled to determine if you will receive a visa. It is important for you to complete the next steps as quickly as possible.
DV 2014 Program: Entrants in the Diversity Visa 2014 program may now check the status of their entries through Entrant Status Check on the E-DV website through June 30, 2014.
Contacting KCC: If you need to contact the KCC, always refer to your name and case number exactly as they appear on your original Selectee Letter. Your case number should be clearly written in the upper right hand corner of all documents and correspondence sent to the KCC. The KCC telephone number is 606-526-7500 (7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. EST), or send an E-mail inquiry to KCCDV@state.gov.
Step 1: Confirm Your Eligibility
The principal diversity visa applicant must have a high school education, or its equivalent, or two years of qualifying work experience, under provisions of United States (U.S.) law. This was explained in the DV Instructions for your eDV entry.
High School Education: A high school education means successful completion of a formal course of elementary and secondary education comparable to completion of a 12-year course in the United States.
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. Learn More. The U.S. Department of Labor provides information on job duties, knowledge and skills, education and training, and other occupational characteristics at their website htthttp://www.onetonline.org/. The O*Net online database groups work experience into five "job zones." While many occupations are listed, only certain specified occupations qualify for the Diversity Visa Program.
How To Find the Qualifying Occupations on the Department of Labor Website: Qualifying DV Occupations are shown on the Department of Labor O*Net Online Database. Follow these steps, when you are in O*Net Online to find out if your occupation qualifies:
- Under "Find Occupations" select "Job Family" from the pull down;
- Then Browse by “Job Family”. (For example, select Architecture and Engineering) and click "GO";
- Then click on the link for your specific occupation. (As an example, select Aerospace Engineers. At the bottom of this Summary Report for Aerospace Engineers, under the Job Zone section, you will find the designated Job Zone 4, SVP Range, 7.0 to < 8.0. This means using this example, Aerospace Engineering is a qualifying occupation.)
If you do not have either the required education or qualifying work experience, you are not eligible to be issued a diversity visa. Only you, as the principal applicant, must meet this requirement. Your spouse and children do not have to meet this requirement. Do not continue with this application if you do not meet the qualifying education or work experience requirements explained above.
When the DV Selectee is Overseas or is Already in the U.S.- Next Steps are Different
- Diversity visa selectee overseas >> Follow Steps 2 to Step 4, starting below.
- Diversity visa selectee already in the United States >> When the principal (primary) diversity visa selectee is already physically present in the United States, you may be eligible to apply to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for adjustment of status. Click Adjust Status to learn more.