What Happens Once You Win the Green Card Lottery

After you win the Green Card Lottery, if you are not looking for cancelling a Green Card application of course, it’s time to proceed to the next step, which is the interview with a U.S. consul. This important meeting will be held at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate. According to USAFIS, “Your meeting with the U.S. consul is one of the most important action steps for gaining entrance into the U.S.” The interview will be very short, often less than ten minutes, but it’s likely that you will spend a good deal of time waiting to be seen by the official. You should have already been advised as to what to take with you and what to expect during your interview. While it’s impossible to know exactly what questions you will be asked at your interview, the USAFIS experts can give you tips on how to answer questions in the best possible way.

All Green Card Lottery winners should complete the DS-260 U.S. government form and electronically submit it to the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) in the United States.

After the DS-260 form has been processed, you will receive an email that gives instructions on how to log in to check your status on the Electronic Diversity Visa (E-DV) website. This will allow you to see the date and place of your Consular interview. Your form will also be forwarded to the Consulate or U.S. Embassy where your interview will take place.

USAFIS: an immigration service to provide assistance to foreign nationals as they apply for their U.S. Green Card and Visa to the United States. USAFIS’ experts can help you through the Green Card Lottery process. The notification email from the KCC will only be sent after your Green Card Lottery regional rank number is reached.

This number is located on your first letter that notified you about winning the Lottery. You can log into the Entrant Status Check occasionally to check on your Consular Interview status in case you aren’t receiving the email.