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Diversity Visa

Application Process

All Diversity Visa (DV) lottery winners are notified of their interview appointment by the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC). At the time of the interview, a successful applicant must demonstrate the following to the satisfaction of a consular officer:

  • You must provide all documentation required to meet immigrant visa application requirements.
  • Your original DV lottery entry must have included the name, date and place of birth of your spouse and all natural children, as well as all legally-adopted and stepchildren, who are unmarried and under the age of 21 at the time of entry – even if you are no longer legally married to the child's parent or if the spouse/child does not currently reside with you and/or will not immigrate with you.
  • You must be a high school graduate who has successfully passed the WAEC or Senior High School Exam or meet the job training requirements as set forth by the United States Department of Labor. Please be advised, in our experience, most Liberians do not meet the job training requirements in the areas of mechanic, beautician, cook, driver and tailor.

If you cannot meet these requirements, do not submit an application for Diversity Visa. All DV fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.

Interview Extensions

All DV applicants are encouraged to come to the Embassy for his or her scheduled interview. To request an extension, applicants should bring a letter requesting the extension on the day of their scheduled interview.  The letter should contain the applicant’s full name, date of birth and DV case number. All applicants requesting an extension will be placed on a scheduling list and called for the next available appointment. In most cases, this will be one to two months after the original appointment date. 

Applicants who were not able to come to the Embassy for a scheduled appointment should email us as soon as possible to request a new appointment. These applicants will also be placed on a scheduling list and called for the next available appointment.

Please note that due to the high volume of requests, extensions and rescheduled appointments will be handled on a first come, first served basis and are NOT GUARANTEED. Applicants should make every effort to come prepared for his or her originally scheduled interview. Remember, no 2011 Diversity Visas can be granted after September 30, 2011.

Lottery Information

Entrants in the 2012 Diversity Visa Lottery can check their lottery entry status online through the Electronic Diversity Visa Lottery website on or after May 1, 2011. For more detailed information about the entry status check and lottery winner notification, please review the U.S. Department of State’s Diversity Visa Lottery Program page.

Entry information for the 2013 Diversity Visa Lottery has not yet been released. Look for more information throughout the summer of 2011.

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