Important Information-Immigrant Visas

Female Genital Mutilation

The United States is committed to ending female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C).More information is available at the following link If you believe you are at risk of FGM/C, know of someone at risk of FGM/C, have questions about FGM/C, or have undergone FGM/C and need help or further information, please contact the number below.


Diversity Visa Program

If you were selected for the DV-2020 Program, please visit for interview preparation instructions.

The DV-2019 Program ended on 30 September 2019. If you were not issued a visa by this date, then your case has ended. No further visas will be issued for the 2019 program year.

Please note that the DV-2021 status check date reflected on the Program Instructions available on the Diversity Visa Process page has been changed to June 6, 2020Starting June 6, 2020, you will be able to check the status of your entry by returning to, clicking on Entrant Status Check, and entering your unique confirmation number and personal information. You must use Entrant Status Check to check if you have been selected for DV-2021 and if selected, to check your immigrant visa interview appointment date. The U.S. government will not inform you directly.

Only visa applicants are required to participate in the interview.  Your sponsor/petitioner does not attend the visa interview.


Currently, we have interpreters for the languages of Amharic,Tigrinya, Kiswahili, Kikuyu, Luo, and Somali. If you require your interview to be conducted in any other language, you must bring your own interpreter (who has photo identification) with you to your interview.