Diversity Visa Lottery
Important Notice for Diversity Visa (DV) 2012 Entrants:
Successful entrants are encouraged to send in their required documents to the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) immediately, so that an interview appointment at the appropriate U.S. Embassy or consulate can be scheduled before the program ends. In order for an appointment to be scheduled with either a U.S. Embassy or Consulate, entrants must first submit the Form DSP-122 and Form DS-230 to KCC. Embassies and consulates only have a limited number of appointments each month, including September, for DV applicants, so it is vital that successful entrants mail these documents to KCC very soon.
DV 2012 ends on September 30, 2012. In addition, if all of the 50,000 DV visas have been issued before that date, the program will end. U.S. Embassies and Consulates only have six months left to issue visas to eligible applicants in the DV 2012 program. Successful entrants should act now. DV-2012 visas cannot be issued after September 30, 2012. Participants are reminded to check the status of their DV entry through Entrant Status Check http://www.dvlottery.state.gov/, using the confirmation numbers they received when they initially submitted their applications.
Caution: Diversity Visa Lottery Fraud
Please be aware that fraudulent emails are being sent indicating that the recipient has won the Diversity Visa and asking for money to be sent for the visa fee. The Department of State will NOT notify Diversity Visa winners by email. Emails stating that you have won the diversity visa are fraudulent. If you have received such an email, please report it to the Internet Crime Complaint Center at Internet Crime Complaint Center .
Entrants who completed online DV-2012 entries through the official website can check the status of their entries by returning to the website at Servisty Visa Program. Entrants will need to use the information from their DV-2012 confirmation pages saved at the time of entry.
Please do not send any money to anyone who contacts you via email to indicate that you have won the lottery. There is no fee to complete the Diversity Visa Entry Form. If you are selected for the Diversity Visa, all fees for your application will be collected at the US consular section in Dakar at the time of your interview.
An annual Diversity Immigration Program, commonly known as the visa lottery, makes available each year by random selection 55,000 immigrant visas to people from countries with low rates of immigration to the U.S. Eligibility to apply for this Program is determined by a person's place of birth, not citizenship.
Please Note: Should you receive an e-mail notification or a mailed letter about your E-DV selection, be aware that the notification is not legitimate. It is only after you are selected, and respond to the notification instructions made available to you via Entry Status Check, and processing begins on your case, that you may receive follow-up e-mail communication from the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) informing you to review Entry Status Check for new information about your application. The KCC will not ask you to send money to them by mail or by services such as Western Union.
The U.S. government employees no outside consultants or private services to operate the DV Program. Any intermediaries or others who offer their services or assistance to prepare DV entries do so without the authority or consent of the U.S. government.
U.S. Embassy in Nouakchott, Mauritania
Street Address: 288, rue 42-100, (rue Abdallaye)
Mailing Address: BP 222, Nouakchott, Mauritania
Phone : (222) 4525-2660 or 2663, ext. 4551
Fax : (222) 4525-1592
Questions: please contact us at ConsularNKC@state.gov.