The Interview

  1. The Interview
  2. After the Interview

As of October 1st, 2022 we have entered the interview period for the Diversity Visa 2023.

  • DV 2023 interviews can be scheduled after October 1, 2022. Please watch for announcements regarding interview scheduling.
  • There are additional changes to the application procedures to combat fraud and protect applicants from unscrupulous visa facilitators. Please see the latest DV instructions at for more details.

Entrants in the Diversity Visa 2023 program may check the status of their entries on the E-DV website from May 8, 2022 through September 30, 2023 via the online Entrant Status Check at

If you receive notification through the Electronic Diversity Visa (E-DV) website that you have been selected for further processing in the Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) Program, you must successfully complete the certain steps before a consular interview can be scheduled to determine if you will receive a visa. You should complete these steps as soon as possible.

It is important to remember that selection does not guarantee you will receive a visa. In order to receive a DV to immigrate to the United States, selectees must still meet all eligibility requirements under U.S. law.

Before the interview you must

  • Confirm your qualifications for the visa.
  • Register your Visa Application by accurately and completely filling out the DS-260 form(s).
  • Collect all the necessary documents for your application and interview.
    • Ensure that you have all the required supporting documents – including police certificates from anywhere that you have lived for more than 6 months or have traveled to frequently for work purposes.
    • Please note, all educational documents must be verified by the Ministry of Education. To receive the verification required, visit or contact the Center of informational and communication technologies in education (centrul tehnologii Informaționale și comunicaționale in educație) – CTICE at Phone: +373-22-450001; +373-22-441209

Please review all requirements and rules carefully.

After the Kentucky Consular Center has reviewed your completed DS-260, you may receive an e-mail from KCC to let you know that an interview has been scheduled at the U.S. Embassy. The e-mail will instruct you to log into the Electronic Diversity Visa (E-DV) website to view the date, time and location of your interview. Print this information to take with you to your interview.

Note: You will only be scheduled for an interview when and if there is a visa number available for you. The total number of diversity visas is allocated by visa category and region of the world. The allocations are revised monthly as available visas are issued. Each month the Department of State publishes the Visa Bulletin which contains important information about updated allocations.

The day of the interview you and your family members seeking to immigrate as part of your application should be present.

You will:

  • Be screened through a security checkpoint. Please arrive fifteen minutes before your scheduled interview time to complete this step.
  • Pay the Visa Fee. You are not required to pay any fees prior to this moment. Anyone requesting money before the interview may be an attempt to steal your money.
  • Take an Oath swearing that the information in your application and interview is true. Intentional misrepresentation may result in a permanent ineligibility for visas to the United States. It is always better to be honest about your application.
  • Answer questions regarding your application and qualifications.
  • Receive a response:
    • If all required documentation is provided and no further action is needed your visa may be approved
    • Your visa may be refused pending additional administrative processing or awaiting missing documents that are required (eg, medical exams or a diploma)
    • Your visa may be refused due to an ineligibility or lack of qualification