Diversity Visa 2024 Update

Last Updated: May 30, 2023

Document Submission to KCC suspended for DV-2024 and onward.

Effective for the Diversity Visa (DV) program for fiscal year 2024 (DV-2024) and onward, selectees only need to submit to the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) the DS-260 immigrant visa application form for themselves and any accompanying family members. Once a DS-260 is received from the selectee, KCC will review it for completeness and process the data contained in both the application and the entry, after which that case will be eligible to be scheduled for a visa interview if the selectee’s visa case number is current as reflected in the Visa Bulletin. The Department recently completed a review of the document review process, in consultation with overseas posts, which show that by eliminating this step, KCC can increase the number of DV appointments scheduled during the earlier months of the program year.

Do not submit to the KCC any other required supporting documents. Rather, all supporting documents for DV-2024 selectees will be collected and evaluated in connection with the interview at the embassy or consulate where the visa application is made. U.S. law requires all immigrant visa applicants provide supporting documents necessary to establish eligibility for a visa. The list of documents is available here: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/diversity-visa-program-entry/diversity-visa-if-you-are-selected/diversity-visa-prepare-supporting-documents.html.

Failure to provide all required supporting documents to the embassy or consulate will prevent applicants from establishing their eligibility for the visa and will result in refusal of the visa application. However, a refusal for lack of documents can be overcome by timely providing any missing documents to the consular section. We strongly encourage applicants to be prepared to demonstrate eligibility for the visa at the time of interview by bringing all required documents, which differ by country.

Selection to participate in the Diversity Visa program is not a guarantee of a visa or an interview, and each program year ends with some selectees receiving neither.