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Diversity Visa Program


After the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) 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. Everyone in your family applying for a diversity immigrant visa will need to be present at the interview, or be interviewed at a later date, in order to receive a visa. This includes you, your spouse, and children (as applicable).

Note: You will only be scheduled for an interview when and if there is a visa number available for you. Visa number allocations are determined by provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) which determines the number of diversity immigrant visas available each year. The total number of diversity visas is allocated by visa category and region of the world. The allocations are monthly as available visas are issued. Each month the Department of State publishes the Visa Bulletin which contains important information about updated allocations and the likelihood of a diversity visa number being available. Anyone may view the most recent updated information by clicking Visa Bulletin.

Your completed Form DS-260 will be available to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you will be interviewed. You do not need to fill out a new application.

Important Applicant Notice:

Based on U.S. law, not everyone who applies for a visa will be found eligible to come to the United States. There are several possible reasons why someone might not qualify for a visa. The circumstances of each case are different. Approved visas generally are not available on the day of interview.

It is important that you do not make arrangements such as selling your house, car, or property, resigning from your job or making non-refundable flight or other travel arrangements until you have received your immigrant visa.