Preparing for the interview

Make sure you meet all the criteria before applying

While preparing for the interview, DV winners must confirm their qualifications before starting a Diversity Visa (DV) application. The DV Program requires the principal applicant (DV1) to have at least a high school education level, or its equivalent, or two years of qualifying work experience as defined under provisions of U.S. law. Do not pursue a DV application if you do not meet these two basic requirements. Please note that fees and expenses related to the visa application process are non-refundable.

Gather required documentation

As a Diversity Visa selectee, you should receive a notification from the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) that your Diversity Visa file is ready for scheduling. You will receive instructions about certain documents you need to email to KCC. Then, KCC will set a visa interview date for you to appear at US Embassy Kinshasa. Preparing for the interview implies that your file is documentarily complete on the interview day. Those who fail to submit all required documents in advance will not get a visa interview date. Applicants are encouraged to prepare all required civil documents such as birth certificate, police certificate, and, if applicable, marriage, divorce, adoption, or death certificate. You should get all the paperwork ready while awaiting instructions from KCC to facilitate your interview scheduling as quickly as possible.

Confirm your appointment online

Once scheduled for a visa interview at U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, all applicants must confirm their appointment through our online scheduling system at: . First-time applicants need to create a login account on the appointment website so they can confirm their appointment.

For any additional questions about appointment confirmation, please reach out to our customer service; all contact information can be found on the same website. You can also find complete information about preparing for the interview day on the U.S. Department of State’s website.

Feel free to check Frequently Asked Questions on our Diversity Visa main page to learn more about the DV Program qualifications.