Beware of Scams

In response to significant worldwide challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of State has temporarily suspended routine visa services at all U.S. Embassies and Consulates. Embassies and consulates have canceled all routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments as of March 20, 2020. We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time. Please visit the Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs website for notices which contain detailed information about the current status of visa services worldwide and visa restrictions related to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Fraud Websites: Some websites may try to mislead you into thinking that they are official websites for the DV Lottery.  They may attempt to require you to pay for services such as forms and information, which would otherwise be free on the Department of State or Embassy websites.  Some companies seek payment in order to complete the application form for the DV Lottery.  There is no charge to complete the electronic application form for DV.  Selectees will be notified ONLY through the Entry Status check starting May 7, 2019, at the DV Lottery website, and it is not necessary to use facilitator to apply for the Diversity Visa.

Remember, successful DV applicants are notified by the Department of State, Kentucky Consular Center (KCC).  No other organization or private company is authorized by the Department of State to notify DV applicants of their winning entry, or the next steps in the processing of applying for their visa.

Please check the State Department Warning and Warning of the Federal Trade Commission on DV fraud.