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Diversity Visa Program

The Diversity Visa Program is currently not available in China.  The U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou processes diversity visa applications for nationals of other countries after we receive their case files from the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC).

The Interview

After you have completed the steps included on the Diversity Visa Process, including submitting the required immigrant visa application form (DS-260), you should receive an email from the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) to let you know that an interview has been scheduled for you.  The e-mail will instruct you to log into the Entrant Status Check at Electronic Diversity Visa Program (state.gov) using your DV entry confirmation number, to view the date, time and location of your interview.

You can learn more about the interview process on usvisas.state.gov.

Case Status

At the end of your immigrant visa interview, the consular officer will inform you of the result of your visa application, as well as of any further instructions to continue the application process.

Some visa applications require further administrative processing, which takes additional time after the visa applicant’s interview by a consular officer.  Applicants are advised of this requirement when they apply.  Most administrative processing is resolved within 90 days of the visa interview.  When administrative processing is required, the timing will vary based on the individual circumstances of each case.  You can check the status of your visa application on ceac.state.gov.  For document delivery status, please click here.

If your visa has been denied, you may find useful information on our Visa Denials webpage, as well as information on Ineligibilities and Waivers.

After the Interview

If your visa has been approved, you will be informed how and when your passport and visa will be returned to you.  Carefully review our After the Interview webpage to learn what to do when you receive your visa, enter the United States, pay the USCIS Immigrant Fee, and other important information.