Registrants for the U.S. Diversity Visa Lottery find out whether or not they have won a chance to apply for a visa in May of the year following their registration with their confirmation numbers.
For the DV 2015 the registration period will take place in 2013 and winners will know if they can apply for a visa in May of 2014.
After winners have applied for a visa, they will have to schedule a visa interview.
This interview is an important part of the process to immigrating to the U.S.
Green Card Lottery winners will generally have their interview at a foreign consulate of the United States.
Applicants should be aware that they need the below things when they go in for their interviews.
- All relevant forms that the applicant received from the consulate
- Proof of financial stability in the form of bank statements or a Form I-134, Affidavit of Support
- Long form birth certificates for the applicant, the spouse of the applicant and any children of the applicant (note: even if these relatives will not be accompanying the principal applicant, their birth certificates must be included
- A marriage certificate if the principal applicant has a spouse. Divorce certificates or death certificates must also be included if the principal applicant or his or her spouse was previously divorced or widowed
- Proof of educational qualification this is generally met by a high school diploma
- All members of the applicant’s party must have passports that remain valid for at least six months past the date of the interview.
- Police certificates must be obtained for each member of the application party from every country they have lived in since age 16.
- Military records should be brought to the interview if extant
- Two passport-style, color photographs of each of the applicant’s party
- Medical examination reports for each member of the application party