Prepare for the Green Card Lottery Interview

Entrants of the DV-2013 lottery program may check their status through the E-DV website. In order to check their status, they will be required to enter their application confirmation number, name, date of birth and last name. Hence, to know whether you had won the lottery, you must retain the confirmation number that you obtained while filing an application to take part in the Green Card lottery program.

You can retain your confirmation number because more DV 2013 entrants may be selected on the 1st of October 2012. The diversity lottery visa processing and interviews are afoot at US embassies and consulates world-wide. The visas will be issued by September 30, 2012. Adjustment of status process will also be completed by the 30th of September 2012, without exception. If the primary diversity visa selectee is already present physically, in the United States, he can apply for adjustment of status.

The selected applicants must submit Form DSP-122, Supplemental Registration for the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, and Form DS-230, Part I and II, Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration. Form DSP-122 must be submitted only by the principal applicant. The principal applicant along with all family members applying for a diversity visa must submit both the parts of Form DS-230. Along with these forms, two photographs of the principal applicant and each qualifying family member applying for the visa must be submitted. You must not fail to include the bar-code sheet from your original selectee notification letter.
Submit the above mentioned completed forms and photographs for yourself and your family members to
U.S. Department of State
Kentucky Consular Center
3505 North Highway 25W
Williamsburg, KY 40769
The principal applicant and each family member, who will accompany the applicant to America will be required to submit original documents or certified copies of the required civil documents. These documents must be certified by an appropriate officer in your home country. You must bring these documents to your visa interview at the US Embassy or Consulate. Make sure that you include translations of the documents that are not in English.

You must see to that you possess the following documents before your visa interview.
Documents related to Education or Work Experience
Birth Certificate
Marriage Certificate
Marriage Termination Documentation
Court and Prison Records
Police Records
Deportation Documentation
Military Records
Custody Documentation

You will be required to submit a certificate of course completion which is equal to a US Diploma, during your visa interview. The diversity visa lottery selectee must have completed a 12-year course of elementary and secondary education in another country or in the United States. If not you must submit documentation establishing that you have qualifying work experience for two years in the last five years, to the US Embassy or Consulate during your visa interview.
Every applicant must provide the original birth certificate which was issued in the country of birth. This birth certificate must show the date and place of birth. It must also contain the names of both the parents. The birth certificate must also be submitted during the visa interview.
If you are an applicant, convicted of a crime, then you must obtain a certified copy of the court record and any prison record. The court records must be submitted to the US Embassy or Consulate at the time of your interview.
If you were previously deported from the United States, you must obtain Form I-212, permission to re-apply after Deportation from the USCIS.
Selectees who are married will be required to obtain the original marriage certificate, with an authorized stamp from the issuing authority. The original marriage certification or a certified copy must be submitted to the US Embassy or Consulate at your visa interview. Evidence of termination of marriage must be obtained by the applicants who were married previously. This marriage termination document must also be submitted during the interview. Documents such as divorce decree, death certificate and annulment papers must be submitted.
Military records must be submitted by the people who had served the military forces in any country. This record must be submitted during the interview.
An applicant above the age of 16 will be required to submit police certificates. The police certificate must show the entire period of the applicant’s residence in that particular area and must be issued by an authorized police authority. This police record must include arrests, reason for the arrests, and the nature of each case.

After Kentucky Consular Center receives all your forms and after the approval, you will receive an interview appointment based on the availability of visas. The interview appointment letter will indicate the date, time, and location of your visa interview. You must appear for the interview along with your spouse and children, who are applying for a diversity immigrant visa.
You must schedule a medical exam appointment with the required Panel Physicians in your home country. You must undergo the required medical exam and vaccinations before your interview. Once you complete the medical examination, you should prepare well for your visa interview. If you fail to be prepared for your interview at the US Embassy or Consulate, your visa may be denied or delayed.

While you appear for a visa interview, you must take with you the selectee notification letter that was sent to you by KCC. You must take your passport which valid for six months along with the other original documents as mentioned above. You must also pay the required fees during your Green Card Lottery Interview.


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