Preparing for the Interview

Complete information about preparing for your interview is available on the U.S. Department of State website in French.

Selected applicants should confirm their qualifications prior to pursuing a Diversity Visa application. The Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) Program requires the principal DV applicant to have a high school education, or its equivalent, or two years of qualifying work experience as defined under provisions of U.S. law.  Beginning with entries for DV-2021, the Department of State’s regulations require all entrants to provide a valid passport number at the time of DV entry, unless they are unable to obtain a passport and fall under one of three limited exemptions.  You should consider not pursuing a DV application if you do not meet the qualifying education or work experience requirements explained above, or if you provided an invalid passport number with your entry or selected an exemption for which you do not qualify.  Such errors may render you ineligible for a diversity visa and any fees you pay for the visa application will not be refunded. More information is available on the Department of State website.

Selected applicants will receive notification from the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) that their Diversity Visa file is ready for scheduling. Applicants will receive instructions to submit certain documents to KCC by email. Applicants who fail to submit all required documents in advance will not be scheduled for a visa interview. Applicants are encouraged to prepare all required civil documents (birth certificate, police certificate, and, if applicable, marriage certificate) while awaiting instructions from KCC in order to facilitate the scheduling of their interview as quickly as possible.

Once you have been scheduled for a visa interview at U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, all applicants must confirm their appointment through our online interview scheduling system at: