The month of May will witness hectic activity at the U.S. Department of State Kentucky Consular Center, as the results of the DV lottery 2013 will be out at that time. Note that you will be able to check your results only through the online entrant status check at dvlottery state gov website. Make sure you keep the confirmation number safe as that is the only option available to check the results. Once you are selected in the program you will receive information regarding the place, date and time of your green card interview. You can expect this 4-6 weeks before the interview date.
Green Card Lottery winners will be called for an interview sometime in October. The interview will go on in ascending case number order and proceed till the visa limit is reached or when the program close date is reached, which ever comes first. Before going to the interview, make sure you read all the instructions carefully and thoroughly at the US Consular Office website. You can also get in touch with the US Embassy in your country to make note of the fees and supporting documents you are required to bring at the time of your interview.
While coming for the interview, you have to bring:
– A Police clearance record according to the US Consular officer in your country or any US Embassy nearest to you.
– Record for the Medical check up as per the US Consular officer in your country or any US Embassy nearest to you.
– Three non refundable fees for the Visa and Green Card processing
– Immigrant visa application processing fee (Form DS-230)
– Green Card Lottery surcharge for immigrant visa application
– Immigrant visa security surcharge, for all Green Card applicants
As the fee structure changes quite often, it is advised to check the latest fee structure before going to the interview. All these fees has to be paid at the embassy. If you became a parent to a new born baby after submitting all the forms that you received from the Kentucky Consular Center and you still did not get the interview letter, get the newborn baby photographed and mail it along with it’s birth certificate to the Kentucky Consular Center. Inform the US Embassy about the newborn. If you already got the interview letter, you are required to bring with you, a photo and birth certificate of the baby and it has to be submitted at the time of your interview.
If you will not be able to attend the interview on the given date, you can request to reschedule it. However, it is best advised not to miss your original interview considering that the visas are limited to 55,000. If you are in the US and won the lottery, you can apply for adjusting status by filing Form I-485 with the USCIS. Beware of scammers. If you receive any email or postal mail that you have been selected, do not believe that.