Are you planning to enter the United States Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery?
The online system for submitting entries will be open beginning on October 4, 2016, and will close for entries on November 7,2016. If you are interested in entering the DV lottery make sure to apply early to avoid any system delays. This year, entries can only be submitted electronically—paper entries will not accepted. To find out more, please visit: usvisas.state.gov/dv/instructions.
"Abandon Permanent Resident Status Schedule Change”
Effective immediately, submissions of abandonment of legal permanent residency (LPR) will only be held on the first and third Thursday of every month from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm (except holidays). LPR abandonments will only be held at these times. Individuals seeking to abandon their LPR status should appear in-person with their required documents at the Immigrant Visa Unit within these designated service hours. (Posted on 2016/08/24, IV)
New Procedures for Passport and Visa Delivery
Before your visa interview please register at www.ustraveldocs.com/tw to select a delivery address for your passport's delivery. If your visa application is approved, your passport and visa will be delivered to the pick-up location you selected. There are no extra fees associated with this service. (Posted 2015/12/30, IV)
Information on Domestic Violence and Legal Rights for Marriage-Based Visa Applicants
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) developed a pamphlet for visa applicants who are foreign fiancé(e)s and spouses of citizens and lawful permanent residents of the United States. The pamphlet is available on the Department of State’s website in 15 languages, including Chinese. Click here to view the pamphlet: http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/general/IMBRA.html. (Posted on 2016/01/28, IV)
Access to the AIT Immigrant Visa Unit is limited to the following:
- Parents or legal guardians of applicant under 18 years old;
- Aides of disabled applicants;
- For adoption interview appointments only the adopting parents, adoptee children, and social workers may enter the consular section.
* Appointment holders may not be admitted more than 30 minutes before or after their appointment time.
(Posted on 2016/08/01, IV)
The Diversity Visa Lottery Program is administered directly from the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) in Williamsburg, Kentucky. Other organizations using similar names have no connection to the KCC. There is no fee charged by the KCC for sending an entry to the Diversity lottery program. Click here for more details.