Diversity Visa Lottery
Important Notice for Diversity Visa (DV) 2013 Entrants
Successful entrants are encouraged to send in their required documents to the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) immediately, so that an interview appointment at the appropriate U.S. Embassy or consulate can be scheduled before the program ends. In order for an appointment to be scheduled with either a U.S. Embassy or Consulate, entrants must first submit the Form DSP-122 and Form DS-230 to KCC. Embassies and consulates only have a limited number of appointments each month, including September, for DV applicants, so it is vital that successful entrants mail these documents to KCC very soon.
DV 2012 ends on September 30, 2013. In addition, if all of the 50,000 DV visas have been issued before that date, the program will end. U.S. Embassies and Consulates only have six months left to issue visas to eligible applicants in the DV 2013 program. Successful entrants should act now. DV-2013 visas cannot be issued after September 30, 2013. Participants are reminded to check the status of their DV entry through Entrant Status Check, using the confirmation numbers they received when they initially submitted their applications.
The Diversity Immigration Program makes available each year by random selection 50,000 permanent residence visas to persons from countries that have low rates of immigration to the United States. Visas are apportioned among six geographic regions based on immigration rates over the last five years, with a greater number of visas going to regions with lower rates of immigration.
There is a separate registration for each year’s visas. Information on registration for the lottery is announced each year by the United States Department of State.
Please refer to the Diversity Visa Program section of the Bureau of Consular Affairs web site for more detailed information. Also you may watch web program that addresses many common questions regarding DV lottery.
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