Diversity Immigrant Visa program (DV)
DIVERSITY IMMIGRANT VISA PROGRAM
The results for DV 2017 were released on May 3, 2016. Selectees may enter their DV-2017 entry confirmation number into the Entrant Status Check at http://dvlottery.state.gov to find out whether their DV-2017 entry was selected or not. DV-2017 data will be available through the Entrant Status Check until at least September 30, 2017. All entrants should keep their confirmation number until September 30, 2017, whether they are initially selected or not. The Entrant Status Check, will provide next-step instructions to selectees, and will direct each selectee to the "Instructions for Selectees" web pages, which are accessible on http://travel.state.gov, or by entering the web address http://dvselectee.state.gov.
DV-2017 selectees who respond to the notification instructions on Entrant Status Check will receive e-mail communications alerting them that a visa appointment has been scheduled. Such e-mails will not contain information on the actual appointment date and time but will instead direct selectees to check their interview appointment details on Entrant Status Check.
All diversity visa applicants must create a profile at http://www.ustraveldocs.com/np. The profile will facilitate inquiries, document submission, and visa collection.
Beware of scams: DV winners do not receive emails informing them of their selection. Any letter, email, or other announcement asking you to pay any processing fee in advance of your visa appointment at the embassy should be disregarded as the work of a scam artist.
Inquiries regarding diversity visas should be directed to the customer service center via phone or email. In Nepal, the service center can be reached at 1-800-091-0114 from 8:00am to 8:00pm Monday-Friday. Callers in the United States can reach the service center at (703) 988-3428. Applicants can also email the service center at email@example.com.
The U.S. Embassy will not accept phone calls, emails, or walk-in visits regarding diversity visa inquiries.
The interviews for DV-2016 winners began on October 1, 2015 and will run through September 2016. All family members must appear at the interview and arrive with all the necessary documentation.
For your appointment letter: Please visit dvlottery.state.gov or check your email.
To help prepare for your DV interview, please assemble the following documents:
DS-260 form for Diversity Visa applicants:
Please make sure that all the information on your DS-260 is accurate and updated before your interview at the U.S. Embassy. If you need to update any information, such as a change in marital status, addresses, birth of a new child, new passport information or if you find any errors on your DS-260 before your interview, please contact the Embassy at firstname.lastname@example.org and request that your DS-260 be unlocked. You should then be able to make the necessary changes prior to the interview.
The DS-260 is available at https://ceac.state.gov/ceac/
Limited Visa Numbers:
DV-2016 applicants should bear in mind that there are a limited number of DV
visas available every year for Nepal and the delay caused by a case being on
hold may result in an otherwise qualified applicant not receiving a visa due to
this numerical limitation. For this reason,
individuals who miss or reschedule their appointments, or come unprepared without
all required documents, risk the possibility that a visa will not be
available. Visa numbers cannot be transferred or reserved if you do not
qualify on your appointment date.
For more information on Diversity visa please visit:http://www.uscis.gov/green-card/other-ways-get-green-card/green-card-through-diversity-immigration-visa-program/green-card-through-diversity-immigrant-visa-program.
DV-2016, radio PSA
INSTRUCTIONS FOR DV-2017
- For information about the 2012 Diversity Visa Lottery, please watch this video (in two parts).
- The transcript from the Diversity Visa WebChat held on August 31, 2011 is now available here! [pdf 109KB]