Presidential Proclamation (P.P.) 9645 suspends the issuance of Diversity Immigrant visas to nationals of Sudan

On January 31, the President signed a proclamation which includes Sudan in an expanded set of countries whose nationals are subject to entry restrictions under Presidential Proclamation (P.P.) 9645.  This new Proclamation suspends the issuance of Diversity Immigrant visas to nationals of Sudan, effective February 21. Other immigrant and nonimmigrant visa categories are not affected. …

Read More»

DV-2021 Program Announcement: Online Registration

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE 2021 DIVERSITY IMMIGRANT VISA PROGRAM (DV-2021) (PDF 348 KB) DV-2021 Program: Online registration for the DV-2021 Program will start at noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, and will end at noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-5), Tuesday, November 5, 2019.  Do not wait until the last week of the registration period to enter, as heavy demand may …

Read More»

DV End of DV2017 Announcement

Congratulations to the DV-2017 winners whose visas were approved and printed.  Your passports with visas have been delivered to you. The DV limit for 2017 of 50,000 visas was reached, so no further DV numbers are available for DV 2017.  If your visa application was not approved before the DV visa limit was reached, please …

Read More»

Consular Announcement

When an individual makes a visa application, only a U.S. consular officer reviews the facts of the case and makes a determination of eligibility based on U.S. law. All visa applications are reviewed individually in accordance with the requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and other relevant laws, which establish detailed standards for determining …

Read More»
Show More ∨