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Diversity Immigrant Visa Program

Diversity Immigrant Visa Program

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) is pleased to announce that the U.S. Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) lottery 2018 will run from noon, Tuesday, October 4, 2016, through noon, Monday, November 7, 2016, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

The DV-2018 program will be conducted entirely electronically, including electronic entry.  Paper entries are not accepted.  The Department website established for the submission of E-DV entries is . Complete information on eligibility requirements and application procedures is available exclusively at the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program website.

Successfully registered entries will result in the display of a confirmation screen page containing the applicant's name and confirmation number, which should then be printed.  The confirmation screen page will provide information the entrant must use to check electronically the status of his/her own entry through the ESC available at  Only those entrants who keep their confirmation screen page information will be able to check their entrant status and, if selected, receive application instructions and notification of their IV interview appointment.  The Department will not send selectee notification or appointment letters to successful entrants by regular mail or by email.

The program is administered by the U.S. Department of State, Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) in Williamsburg, Kentucky. Important Notice: The Department of State has only one Kentucky Consular Center. Other organizations using similar names have no connection to the Department of State or KCC. There is no fee charged by the KCC for participating in the Diversity Immigrant Visa lottery.

The U.S. Government employs no outside consultants or private services to operate the DV program. Any intermediaries or others who offer assistance to prepare DV entries do so without the authority or consent of the U.S. Government. Use of any outside intermediary or assistance to prepare a DV entry is entirely at the entrant's discretion.

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(Posted on 2016/09/30, IV)