The Interview

It is each applicant’s responsibility to come to the Consular Section for their appointment as scheduled.  If it is not possible to keep an appointment for any reason, the applicant must request a “no show” appointment via the online scheduling system. If an applicant fails to attend an appointment as scheduled and fails to notify the Consular Section in advance, no action will be taken on the case. Applicants who have missed an appointment should NOT take it upon themselves to appear when it is convenient for them.

The applicant must pay the Diversity Visa fee of $330 per applicant on the day of their interview at the Embassy. The DV fee is only collected at the embassy the morning of the interview. Do not pay the DV fee at a bank or to a cyber cafe or visa facilitator. The applicant must bring all required documents on the day of the interview. Any documents sent to the Embassy before the interview by e-mail, fax or other delivery services will be destroyed.

The applicant will be interviewed by a commissioned consular officer.  The officer will first determine if the primary applicant (the Diversity Visa selectee) is qualified for the visa. Please read the instructions for the Diversity Visa carefully.

Please do not make any major life changes, such as quitting your job, or make travel plans until you have received a visa. We also discourage you from selling all your property or taking any loans you would be unable to repay if you are refused your visa.  Many applicants are refused, and some qualified applicants may not receive visas after their scheduled interview because visa numbers are no longer available.