How long do applicants who are selected remain entitled to apply for visas in the DV category?

Persons selected in the DV-2017 lottery are entitled to apply for visa issuance only during fiscal year 2017, from October 1, 2016, through September 30, 2017. Applicants must obtain the DV visa or adjust status by the end of the fiscal year. There is no carry-over of DV benefits into the next year for persons who are selected but who do not obtain visas during FY-2017. Also, spouses and children who derive status from a DV-2017 registration can only obtain visas in the DV category between October 2016 and September 2017. Applicants who apply overseas will receive an appointment letter from the Kentucky Consular Center four to six weeks before the scheduled appointment.

We will let you know via email as soon as we have the winning notification letter from the Kentucky Consular Center and advice you in how to move on.

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