After the Interview

After the DV interview, the consular officer will inform you whether your visa application is approved or refused or if you require additional documentation, a follow-up interview, or extensive administrative processing. Most administrative procedures are due after 60 days of the visa interview. However, the processing time may vary according to the circumstances of each case.

You can check the status of your visa application online. If your visa is approved, you will find out how and when to pick up your passport. Also, please read the “After the Interview” section on . You will learn about what to do when you receive it, how to enter the U.S., pay the USCIS immigration fee, and other important information. If your visa was denied, you can find information about ineligibilities and waivers.

We encourage all applicants to read DV instructions carefully before coming to the Embassy.

Feel free to check out FAQ on our Diversity Visa main page to learn more about the DV Program qualifications.