DV Lottery Winner Interview.
7:27 AM 12/21/2016
DV Lottery Winner Interview is being conducted for the DV-2017 winners.
DV-2017 American Visa Lottery participants can now check their online selection status. In the American government's official website feed personal information along with their confirmation number. The selection results will be displayed as selected or not selected. This facility will be available till September, 2017 For the DV-2017 American visa lottery participants.
Nearly 83,910 applicants have been selected at random from the 12,437,190 qualified entries.
DV-2017 winners must use the new DS-260 Online application form to proceed with their winning.
The online immigrant visa application form which is available in the internet. Here.
Paper visa application forms will not be accepted any more.
The DS-260 form should be filled using the English alphabets and it should be submitted back within 20 minutes. If you can't do it in time, you can save it and can continue with it later. Get a copy of this confirmation receipt. This receipt should be taken with you for the interview. This is the only visa processing method applies for the dv-2017 winners
If you can see your case number in the American visa bulletin, login with your information in the online visa application website and look for your interview letter. If your visa interview is not scheduled you will be shown with an "Error" message. Be patient, don't be confused. Wait for the interview letter.
Those winners under the DV-2017 visa lottery program can now view the case numbers along with the cutout numbers that are going to be current in the coming months. It can be seen in the internet through the visa bulletin page. According to the American visa bulletin page the interviews had started on 01st October 2016 for the dv-2017 green card lottery winners.
The program will close on 30th September 2017.
Winners temporarily staying in the USA are requested to contact the USCIS office to change their current status to LPR status, when their case numbers are current in any given month while the winners in the foreign countries must contact their local US Consular offices to get their Immigrant visas by attending their visa interviews, when they see their interview letter in the internet.
Winners in the USA can submit their request to change their current status to Green card to the USCIS office when their case numbers are current. This process will continue till 30th September 2017. After this date the selection will go NULL.
First the lower case numbers will be called for the interview followed by the higher case numbers in order each month. The winners will be given advance notice for the interview with the date and time.
When attending the visa interview under the DV-2017 visa lottery program selected winners must bring their,
- Copy of the original winning letter of yours, with the bar code.
- Download of the interview schedule letter.
- Original copies of the education certificates.
- A valid passport with more than 6 months validity with enough blank pages.
- Medical examination reports which should be done according to the consular office instructions.
- Clearance certificate from the police HQ.
- Marriage certificates or divorce certificates. (If applicable)
- Affidavit of support (I-134), and related papers.
Work experience and other certificates along with the English translations, for those documents which are not in English.
Primary applicant and all the dependants must pay the non refundable diversity visa processing fees US$ 330 for each of them. It can be paid in local currency too according to the consular office. The processing fee is non refundable one and for any reason if the visa is refused, the processing fees will not be refunded.
The consular officer will decide on each case and can issue the visa or refuse it. There is no way to complaint against the visa refusal. It is final.
Your case numbers are current and if you didn't receive the second letter in time in the place where you applied for the visa, contact the KCC.
If you want to reschedule your dv interview date, contact your consular office. In some places it is not allowed while in some places it is allowed only depending on your medical conditions.
The next American visa lotto program is DV-2019 and it is expected to accept Application forms in the year 2017.
Read the 2017 Instructions.
Check your results here.