Pre-Selection

A successfully registered entry will result in a confirmation screen containing your name and a unique confirmation number which you should print and retain. It is very important for entrants to keep a record of their unique confirmation number. If you have lost your confirmation number, you will not be able to check the status of your entry. We will not be able to resend the confirmation number to you.

On or about May 5, information on the Entrant Status Check on the Electronic Diversity Visa (E-DV) website is updated to inform all entrants if their online registration was selected or not. You will need to enter your confirmation number, which you obtained when you filled out your entry form, to check your entry status.  This is the sole means of informing you of your selection for DV program.

Due to the number of people who are pre-selected but who do not continue with the process or who do not qualify for the visa, more candidates are preselected than there are visas available.  Applicants should not quit their job or make travel plans on the basis of being pre-selected.

Following the pre-selection process, the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) will continue to process the cases and assign interview dates between October and September.  Candidates are not finally selected for an interview until notified by KCC of the date and time of their interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy Havana.