The U.S. State Department has suspended the requirement for Diversity Visa 2024 selectees to submit supporting documents through the Kentucky Consular Center.

Key Points:

  • For the DV2024 program and onward, selectees only need to submit the DS-260 immigrant visa application form for themselves and any accompanying family members to the KCC.
  • DV applicants should no longer submit any required supporting documents to the KCC.
  • State Department authorities will collect supporting documents for DV selectees during the interview at the embassy or consulate where the visa application is made.
  • Failure to provide all required supporting documents to the embassy or consulate will prevent selectees from establishing their eligibility for the visa and may result in refusal of the visa application.
  • A list of required supporting documents is available here.

Additional Information: The entry period for the 2024 Diversity Visa program was between Oct. 5 and Nov. 8, 2022. DV2024 entrants may enter their confirmation information on this website to see if their registration has been selected for the DV2024 program. Individuals who are selected to participate in the Diversity Visa program are not guaranteed an interview or visa; some selectees do not receive either during the DV program year.

BAL Analysis: The State Department determined that it can increase the number of DV appointments scheduled during the earlier months of the program year by not requiring selectees to submit supporting documents to the KCC. DV applicants are encouraged to be prepared to demonstrate eligibility for the visa at the time of interview by bringing all required documents.

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