DV Lottery for Albania.
Albania born people can participate in the American diversity visa lottery program. The draw is officially operated by the United States Government, Eligible foreigners who are living in Albania too can participate in this draw. Eligibility is decided by the country of birth and not by the passport they holding now.
Albania born people too can participate in this draw, if they are holders of PR in another country or holders of another country passport.
Birth country of a person will decide the eligibility for the American Green Card Lottery draw.
Required Albania education certificate to participate in the draw: Albanian Senior Certificate.
Minimum of twelve years education including FOUR years of high school, which must be the equivalent of a U.S. High School diploma (e.g. completion of "Deftese pjekurie (Maturity Certificate)" in Albania) or qualify under employment standards as set by the U.S. Department of Labor.
US Embassy in Tirana, advice to the winners in Albania.
"All the winners attending interview must pay the processing fee of USD $330 (or in the current Euro equivalent) per applicant to U.S. Consulate on the day of their interview. Please note that you must pay for your entire family before the initial visa interview. If you have not paid for your family before your initial interview, your family will not be interviewed."
All the documents that are not in English should be submitted with a translation copy along with the original one. Take Note, that the visa fees DO NOT GUARANTEE visa issuance as you still need to qualify during the interview.
Kentucky Consular Center Information Here.
The KCC telephone number is 606-526-7500 (7:30am until 4:00pm EST), or send an E-mail inquiry to KCCDV@state.gov
Number of Albania born people selected in the DV- 2016: 1,931
Immigrant Visas Issued for the Albania born people under the Fiscal Year 2016 program: 1,502
Here is a notice from the US Embassy in Tirana, Albania.
Appointment Date for DV Selectees.
They will learn about their interview appointment date ONLY by entering their Confirmation Number, Last Name/Family Name, and Year of Birth through the web page of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs, Electronic Diversity Visa "Entrant Status Check." You are advised to check the Entrant Status Check frequently to learn about your interview date. This is the only way you will learn about your interview date. You will not/not receive notification by mail or by e-mail.
It is the applicant's responsibility to check for their interview date and to appear at the Consular Section on the scheduled appointment date. No assurance can be given by the Consular Section that you will be given a new appointment date upon your request.
Winners in the DV Visa Lottery Draw.
Albania winners selected in the DV Lottery must use the DS-260 online visa application form.
Those who had secured visas under this draw must pay another processing fee of US$ 165 through the online payment method to the USICS before to be issued with the Green Card in the USA.
Source: US Embassy, Tirana, Albania.