PROCESSING DIVERSITY VISAS IN KYIV, UKRAINE
The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv issues visas to successful Ukrainian applicants of the Diversity Visa Program since March 1, 2012. General information on the Diversity Visa Program is available at the following link:
Visa interview preparation instructions are available at the following links:
- http://www.travel.state.gov/visa/visa_4760.html – Steps 3 and 4.
- http://www.travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_3742.html – Kyiv-post specific instructions.
DV 2015 PROGRAM – THE REGISTRATION PERIOD FOR DV 2015 IS NOW OVER
ENTRANT STATUS CHECK
From May 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015, all entrants may check the status of their entry submitted in autumn of 2013. Entrant Status Check (http://www.dvlottery.state.gov/) will be the ONLY means of informing you if your entry DV-2015 was selected or not. Entrants will need to use the information from their DV-2015 confirmation pages saved at the time of entry. The DV-2015 registration period was from October 2, 2013, until November 2, 2013. To review instructions for DV-2015 entrants and selectees, see Instructions for the 2015 Diversity Visa Program.
Important notice: If you have lost your confirmation information, you will not be able to check your DV entry status. We will not be able to resend the confirmation page information to you.
DV 2014 PROGRAM
DV 2014 ends on September 30, 2014. In addition, if all of the 50,000 DV visas have been issued before that date, the program will end. U.S. Embassies and Consulates only have time until September 30 to issue visas to eligible applicants in the DV 2014 program. Successful entrants should act now. DV-2014 visas cannot be issued after September 30, 2014.
Successful entrants are encouraged to send in their required documents to the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) immediately, so that an interview appointment at the appropriate U.S. Embassy or consulate can be scheduled before the program ends. In order for an appointment to be scheduled with either a U.S. Embassy or Consulate, entrants must first submit the Form DSP-122 and Form DS-230 to KCC. Embassies and consulates only have a limited number of appointments each month, including September, for DV applicants, so it is vital that successful entrants mail these documents to KCC very soon.
INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS SCHEDULED FOR AN IMMIGRANT VISA INTERVIEW IN KYIV BY KENTUCKY CONSULAR CENTER
Prior to your appointment date, you must visit http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ua or call the Visa Information and Appointment Service at +38-044-383-8066 Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. or from the United States at 703-988-7107 from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST and follow the steps to register at which TNT courier service location you would like to pick up your visa.
The registration for TNT pick up location is required for every applicant including children. You must have the Passport Number, Date of Birth, Nationality, DV case number, your e-mail address and visa category for each applicant (principal applicant and all family members, including children) ready in order to complete the registration. If you register online, after entering your information you will be prompted to select a TNT location to which you would like to have your visa delivered. Please make sure that you print out your confirmation letter and bring it with you to the visa appointment. If you register through the Call Center, you will receive a confirmation of TNT courier selection by e-mail. You must print it out and bring it with you for your appointment. The U.S. Embassy will not be able to process your visa application until you make a selection of a TNT destination where the visa can be delivered. There is no additional cost for delivery of your visa.
STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE FOR THE DIVERSITY IMMIGRANT VISA PROGRAM
The process of participation in the DV program can be described in 5 steps:
- Submitting an entry for DV program (DV registration); Checking your DV entry status
- Preparing and Submitting your Forms and Photographs
- Obtaining Your Civil Documents
- Your Interview at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate Abroad
- Entering the U.S
Please click on each of the steps below.
Diversity Visa applicants who have been referred for additional medical evaluation, which takes up to 8 weeks to complete, are advised that the last day the Diversity Visa can be issued is September 30, 2014. Unfortunately, we will not be able to issue Diversity Visas to applicants who are not medically cleared for travel to the United States by September 30, 2014.
All individuals issued diversity visas overseas must pay a $165.00 USCIS Immigrant Fee before traveling to the United States. This USCIS website has more details on the new fee, including contact information for USCIS, if there are further questions. Please also see our FAQ page.
- If diversity visa appointment is scheduled at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine you must visit http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ua or call the Visa Information and Appointment Service at +38-044-383-8066 to register for the passport delivery. The U.S. Embassy WILL NOT be able to process your visa application until you make a selection of a TNT destination where the visa can be delivered. Please make sure that you register BEFORE you come for your scheduled visa interview.