Diversity Visa Program

  1. Check your DV application status using the Entry Status Check function on the E-DV website.  Entrants must have their confirmation number to access information through Entry Status Check, which will be the sole means by which Diversity Visa entrants are notified of their selection, provided instructions on how to proceed with their application, and notified of their immigrant visa interview appointment date and time.
  2. Wait to receive notification (for DV winners only) of your interview appointment date from the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC).  Follow the instructions carefully.
  3. Assemble the required documents.
  4. Schedule a medical examination with the Embassy-approved physician in Paris, Lisbon, or Ponta Delgada. (PDF 814 KB) All visa applicants, regardless of age, require a medical examination. Your medical exam results will be given to you in a sealed envelope. Opened medical exam results are invalidated and a new exam will be required at your expense. Medical exams from a doctor other than a designated panel physician will not be accepted.
  5. Register your appointment before your interview date.
  6. Appear for your interview appointment at the Embassy.  See prohibited items.
  7. If issued, the Embassy will ship the visa and documents to you in approximately 7-10 business days. For residents of France shipment will be via TNT. Portugal/Azores residents must provide a Chronopost envelope, 2 Kg format 25x36cm for Union Europeen international delivery. Chronopost envelopes are only available from the French post office La Poste. Visas are not available for pickup on the day of the interview.
  8. If refused, the Consular Officer will provide you with further information.
  9. Further info regarding the Diversity Visa process.