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DV Lottery Visa Fees.

6:41 AM 9/19/2021

DV lottery visa Fees for current the DV program.

Selected DV winners will be called for their interviews according to their case number order from 01st of October. The lowest case numbers will be called for the interviews first. On the day of their interview, winners must pay their non refundable visa processing fees at the Consular office and the winners in the USA must pay their processing fee to the USCIS office. Take note this visa fee is a non refundable fee. Diversity visa processing fee is a compulsory one for each of the selected winners (including each of their dependants) who are going to face their interview under this program. The fees can be paid in US Dollar or in local currency according to the US Embassy instructions and can collect their payment receipt. Those winners staying in the USA must pay it according to the USCIS instructions. Never send visa fees through Bank or Postal Departmet.

Without paying these processing fees the cases will not be processed. If for any reason your visas are rejected under the DV Lottery Program, the visa fees will not be refunded to you. So take utmost care to see whether you meet all the requirements to be issued with the required American entry permits to you.

USA Visa processing fees

Current Diversity Visa Processing Fees for Selected Winner.

Diversity visa processing fee is US$ 330 for the primary applicants and for each of her/his dependants.(Non Refundable) or equivalent in local currency.
The Diversity Visa processing fee for the winners in the USA is US$ 330 for the primary applicant and each of her/his dependants when they are going to change their current status to American LPR status..

Winner Staying out Side of the USA.

Primary applicant and each of his dependants must pay this visa processing fees on the day of their interview to the consular office and can obtain the receipt for their payment.
Some embassies may request to pay the processing fees as cash in local currency according to their current conversion rate or to pay with US Dollar.
Some may say to deposit the money in their official local bank account and to provide the receipt at the time of their interview. Or get a bank draft from the designated local bank for the embassy name and to provide the draft on the day of the interview.

According to the US Embassy website in Sri Lanka, "The Diversity Visa application fee is currently US$330 per person. The application fee is the only fee required and it is to be paid to the U.S. Embassy at the time of the interview."

DV Lottery Winner Staying in the USA.

Are you selected as a winner under the USA visa lottery program while being in the USA?

You and each your dependants must pay the processing fees to change your current status to LPR status through the USCIS and to obtain the Green Cards. These processing fees should be paid to the USCIS office. This will be allowed when your case numbers are current in any given month under that FY program only. Pay the USCIS Immigrant Fee. HERE

Affidavit of Support Review $88 (only when reviewed domestically).
Those who had obtained Visas under the DV lottery must pay another processing fees through online.(US$165).

USCIS Special Notice.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin collecting a new USCIS Immigrant Fee of $165 from foreign nationals whom are seeking permanent residence in the United States. This new fee was established in USCIS's final rule adjusting fees for immigration applications and petitions announced on Sept. 24, 2010. The fees should be paid through their online website using your pin number issued by the embassy after your visas were issued by them.

Special Notice for DV Winners.

Never send money by postal mail, Moneygram, Westernunion or as bank drafts to people to get American visa winning notification that came through E-Mails or phone calls.
Don't trust those emails or phone calls. If you are a selected winner, you can confirm it by checking the results through the official DV results checking website.