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. All visa applicants, regardless of age, require a medical examination.
    Portuguese applicants, your medical results will be given to you in a sealed envelope.
    French applicants, depending on the type of your visa and the date your petition was submitted and approved, your medical exam results will either be given to you in a sealed envelope or they will be sent to the embassy electronically via the electronic healthcase system – eMedical. At this time, eMedical does not apply to Diversity, Fiancé (K), or non-immigrant visas applicants.
    Opened medical exam results are invalidated and a new exam will be required at your expense. This does not apply to eMedical exams.
    Medical exams from a doctor other than a designated panel physician will not be accepted.
    Due to the multi-stage process of eMedical, if your exam date is very close to your interview date, the results of your exam may not have arrived at the embassy prior to your interview. This will not affect your ability to have your interview.
  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.