Let us assume you’re an EDV Lottery Winner for 2024. Now what? what is the next process? and what documents will you need to prepare?
Today, we’ll discuss and try to give detailed information on the application process after being selected as a winner of DV Lottery Result 2024. Including documents you need to create, fees you need to pay, and preparation for your EDV Lottery interview at the US Embassy.
Yes, you need to go through an interview before acquiring your Green Card for the United States of America. Also, there are certain documents that you need to prepare to complete your Diversity Visa application.
Preparation for Visa Interview in Nepal: EDV Lottery Winner
Below is a list you will need to prepare if you win a Diversity Visa Lottery in Nepal:
- Confirm Qualification
- Complete the online DS-260 application
- Gathering required Documents
- Scheduling embassy or consulate appointments
- Visa application fees
- Visa interview
Note: You will be given full information, including documents you need to prepare, application forms to fill out, and fees if you are selected for DV from the Check Status page.
Meaning if you’ve applied through education, then you need to prove that you have at least a high school degree or equivalent. Prepare original documents that prove that you’ve passed the examination, such as a transcript.
If you’ve applied through work experience, then ask your institute or employer to prepare a document stating that you have enough experience to work in the US.
While applying, they have set specific requirements such as only those who are qualified for Education, Work Experience, or Spouse will get to apply for the Diversity Visa.
Complete the online DS-260 application
Filling DS-260 Form: The first thing you should do after getting selected is fill out an online application form, “DS-260“.
Who needs to fill out this form?
The main applicant (the one who applied for DV) if applied as a dependent for your family then they should also be included. You will need your DV Confirmation number to access this site.
After successfully submitting the online application, print the confirmation page and keep it safe as, you need to take that document during the visa interview.
Expected Error: On the Sign and Submit page of the DS-260, you will need to re-enter your DV case number without the zeros (e.g., For 2023JQ0000054321, enter ‘2023JQ54321’).
Documents required for DV Lottery winners
Sending Document to KCC: After submitting the DS-260 form online application, you will receive instructions on which and how to send documents. As this is an online form, you need to send it digitally, so gather these documents and make a digital copy.
- Birth Certificate
- Marriage certificate (Married applicant)
- Military Records (for military personnel)
- Police Certificate (If above 16 years or older)
- Court and Prison Records (if convicted of any crime)
- Photocopy of Valid Passport Biographic Data Page
A selectee for DV Lottery does not guarantee a visa, so you need to act quickly, gather all the documents, and submit them to the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC).
Interview for Diversity Visa
Receiving Interview Date: After you provide documents to KCC, they will review them, and if everything goes right, then they may send you an email to inform your interview schedule date.
You need to check your email regularly. To check your interview date, time, and location, you will need to log in to Entrant Status Check with your confirmation number.
Download it, Print the information, and take it with you to the interview.
Who should go to the Interview?
The applicant who applied for a Diversity visa must go to the interview, and if you have applied for your family (Spouse or Children) then they must go as well.
Documents required in DV Lottery Interview
- Appointment Letter
- DS-260 confirmation page Print
- Original documents or certified copies
- Photograph * 2
- English translated document
- Medical report
- Visa Fees
Apart from these, you should also carry the documents listed to send to KCC.
Paying Fees: Application for DV is free, but to apply for a visa, you must pay $330, which is nonrefundable, meaning if your visa gets rejected, then you will not get your money back.
The different country embassy has their dates given to pay this fee; it is advised to pay before the interview. Also, be alert of scammers trying to scam your money as a Visa fee.
There are two possible outcomes that can happen after an EDV Lottery interview in Nepal, and that is either you get Visa Approval or Denial.
Visa Approved for Diversity Visa Lottery
If your visa is approved, then you will need to confirm and pay some fees as well.
Passport with Visa: A Diversity Visa will be printed on your passport. do check for all the information and make no mistake in your name, DOB, and other details. If you find one, then contact the embassy as soon as possible.
Sealed Immigrant Packet (Do not open): This is another document that you will receive, and it is sealed; according to the State Department website, you should keep this document unopened and show it to in the US.
Traveling to the US: The visa you receive is usually for six months, so you can travel within that time. Also, if your medical examination is expiring sooner, then you need to go before it expires.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Fee: You must pay the USCIS fee after receiving your diversity visa and before going to the U.S, which is $220.
Vaccination Records and X-rays: If you are traveling with children, then you must carry a vaccination record.
X-Ray in carry-on: It is requested to carry your X-ray in carry-on bags with you and not in luggage.
Important: The first step is to confirm winning from the official website. There are many websites that act as official pages to extract your details and spam you for money. Beware of those pages, and do not enter any personal information.
The US Department of state will not notify you through any sort either call, SMS, email, or mail if you are selected for the DV Lottery in Nepal. The only way to check if you’ve won is through the Entrant Status Check page on dvprogram.state.gov.