DV Winner Interview.
Selectees under the DV-2016 visa lottery program can now see the cutout case numbers for the coming month which is now available in the internet through the visa bulletin page. According to the American visa bulletin page the interviews did start on 01st October 2015.
Winners living in the USA are requested to contact the USCIS office to change their current status to LPR while the winners in the foreign countries must contact the local US Consular offices to get their Immigrant visas by attending their visa interviews.
DV 2016 winners who had been selected in the random name selection must use the new DS 260 Online application form to proceed with their winning and the online immigrant visa application form is now available in the internet. Here.
This form should be filled using English alphabets and 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. Take a copy of the confirmation receipt which shown to you. This should be taken with you on the date of your interview. This is one of the new processing method applies for the dv-2015 winners only. When you see the interview date in the visa bulletin, login with your information in the online visa application website and check for your interview letter. If it is not scheduled you will be shown with an "Error" message.
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 til 30th September 2016.
Interviews under the DV-2015 visa (green card) lottery were closed on 30th September 2015 and no one can claim for the visas under this fiscal year program after this date. This processing was started from 1st of October 2014 and was closed officially on 30th September 2015. After this date those who are selected for the draw will not be called for interview or will not be allowed to change their current status to American LPR status. DV interviews were held at the US Consular offices that are near to the winner's homes. Those winners in the USA can contact the USCIS office to change their current American status to American LPR status, when their case numbers are current for the month. Current case numbers can be found in the monthly visa bulletins in the internet.
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 by normal postal mail 4/6 weeks prior to their dv lottery interview by email.
In some countries using your confirmation number in the result checking facility will display your visa interview letter.
On the DV-2016 visa lottery program interview date the selected winners must bring their
- Copy of the original winning letter, 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 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 EP is refused the processing fees will not be refunded for the applicant.
The consular officer will decide on each case and can issue the visa or refuse it.
If issued with a visa under the DV program it will be valid for 6 months only and the winner must enter in to the USA before it expire and can get the LPR (Green Card) to stay in the USA afterwards. The person must pay another processing fee of US$ 165 to the USCIS office for to be issued with the "Green Card".
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-2017.
Read the 2017 Instructions.
Check your results here.