10:53 AM 10/16/2020
Attending the dv lottery interview is a normal friendly meeting and it is not like a tough job interview. The consular officer will have nice chat with you. They will ask about yourself and about your future plans in the USA. Only important thing is to have all the necessary documents with you. Winners of the American DV Lottery must proof the following things to the interviewing Consular officer.
DV-2019 is officially closed.
DV 2020 is calling for Interviews and changing of status to American LPR Status from 01st of October 2019.
This processing will come to end on 30th September 2020.
Any decision given by the Consular officer is FINAL. You can't challenge it or complaint about it to any offices.
If the visas are refused the visa processing fee will not be returned.
Need to take with you, their winning notification, education/ work experience, country of eligibility, Affidavit of support and medical fitness along with the other required checks according to the US State Department.
You must take note that all the selected winners in a given fiscal year program will not be called for the interview as the allocated visas may exhaust before the closing date. There are 50,000 permits available and they should be issued under this program each year and 100,000 winners used to be selected as winners. It is very rare for all the 50,000 selected winners to have the required eligibility requirements. So to give away all the allocated visas, more winners are selected under each draw.
People will be called for the interview according to their case numbers and the lower rank case numbers will be called for the interviews first. Say 2021AF 000001 will be called first for the interview. Each month they will announce up to which case numbers will be called for the interview in the coming month.
Each month there will be announcements made by the State Department (through visa bulletin) and Embassies about the case numbers that will be called for the interview in the coming months along with the regional cut out numbers. Once you found your case number is in the visa bulletin page, and then you can expect to receive the interview letter within 4-6 weeks of time.
LIST OF DOCUMENTS WHICH DV LOTTERY WINNERS MUST PREPARE. CHECK HERE.
SELECTED WINNERS STAYING IN THE USA. READ HERE. (Green Card Through the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program)
Interview letter will be provided through the official CEAC website. This is the place where you had seen your selection winning notification.
If you had seen your visa interview letter get a printout of it. You have to provide this letter at the time of the interview.
Follow those Embassy instructions given in their official web site.
On the day of the interview,
Be ready to pay the processing fee of US$ 330 for you and each of your dependants if you have any.
All the people in the entry form must attend the interview even if they are not immigrating with you.
Provide all the certified translations along with the original documents to the consular officer at the time of the interview.
Medical examination should be done for you and each of your dependants, if you have any. The fees should be paid by you. Only you must visit a Medical Officer who is appointed by the American Consular office in your Town. Medical examinations certificates from the other doctors will not be accepted by the Visa officer.
If you have to travel another country for to attend the interview, then you must ready to pay for the transport and lodging over there.
If you were issued with the required visas then have to buy your own air ticket.
The US Embassy or the Government will not provide any financial assistance for you to settle in the USA. More.