Diversity Visa Reassignment Procedures for Kabul

Last Updated: November 18, 2022

All operations are suspended at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul.  If you are a Diversity Visa (DV) selectee for the 2023 DV program year with a case assigned to U.S. Embassy Kabul, you should request reassignment of your DV case to another embassy or consulate that processes Diversity Visa applications.  For more information on visa processing at specific posts, please visit https://www.usembassy.gov/ and review the page for the visa section of the embassy or consulate you are interested in.  Please be aware that you must be physically present in the consular district where the embassy or consulate is located at the time of interview and have permission and the ability to remain in that country for a period sufficient to complete making and processing of the visa application.

To request reassignment, please send an e-mail to KCC at KCCDV@state.gov with the subject line “Kabul Reassignment Request.”  Your email should include the following information: (1) full name, (2) date of birth, (3) case number, and (4) the name of the embassy or consulate where you would like your case to be reassigned.  After KCC reviews your request, you will receive an email confirmation that your reassignment request was successful or, alternatively, requesting more information.  All emails will be reviewed in the order they are received.

Please note that reassignment of your case to another embassy or consulate does not mean that it will be automatically scheduled for an immigrant visa interview.  Your interview will be scheduled after your DS-260 immigrant visa application has been fully processed, when your case number is current according to the Visa Bulletin, your case is next in the scheduling queue, and when the reassigned embassy or consulate has an interview appointment available.  If your case has been scheduled for an interview, you will receive a notification by email to check the Entrant Status Check site.  Please be sure to check that site to confirm if your appointment has been scheduled and to verify appointment details.

If you are unable to travel to the embassy or consulate where your appointment has been scheduled, you may contact another U.S. embassy or consulate that processes Diversity Visa applications to request a transfer.