Diversity Visa-2022 document submission requirements updated

10 Dec 21

UNITED STATES

The U.S. State Department is no longer requiring 2022 diversity visa (DV) selectees to submit their supporting documents to the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC).

Key Points:

  • Foreign nationals who were selected to participate in the DV-2022 program only need to submit the DS-260 immigrant visa application form for themselves and accompanying family members to the KCC.
  • Supporting documents for DV-2022 selectees and their family members will be collected during the in-person interview and evaluated at the embassy or consulate where the visa application was made.
    • A full list of required supporting documents can be found here. DV applicants should also check the embassy or consulate’s website prior to their visa interview.
  • The State Department will refuse all DV-2022 applications that do not have all supporting documents; in case of a refusal, selectees will have the option to provide missing documents to the consular section.
    • The State Department strongly encourages applicants to have all required documents at the time of the interview to demonstrate their visa eligibility.

Additional Information: The State Department has changed the process for DV-2022 selectees to help fill all available DV appointments. As of Dec. 9, the Department is treating the document processing change as a pilot program and will analyze the costs and benefits of the change later in the program year.

This alert has been provided by the BAL U.S. Practice group. For additional information, please contact berryapplemanleiden@bal.com.

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