The U.S. State Department published advice for individuals selected in the FY2023 Diversity Visa (DV) program.

Key Points:

  • Individuals selected in the DV-2023 lottery only need to submit the DS-260 immigrant visa application form for themselves and family members to the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC).
  • DV-2023 selectees should not submit other required supporting document to the KCC. The State Department will collect supporting documents in connection with the interview at the embassy or consulate where the application was submitted.
  • Selectees who fail to provide required supporting documents during the interview process may be denied their visa application.
  • The State Department encourages applicants to have all required documents prepared beforehand. The list of required supporting documents is available here.

Additional Information: The DV-2023 program saw over 7 million qualified entries. Of those entries, approximately 119,262 applicants were notified that they are eligible to submit an immigrant visa application. Egypt topped the list of countries with the most registrants selected (5,529), followed by Algeria (5,526), Iran (5,506), Russia (5,505), Sudan (4,863), Morocco (4,469), Democratic Republic of the Congo (4,385) and Ukraine (3,808). The full list of countries is available here.

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