The U.S. Department of State has emailed 3417 Kenyans notifying them that they have won a chance to permanently migrate to the U.S. after winning the Diversity Visa (2023) lottery. 9.5 million people worldwide participated in the lottery, according to data from the American Dream program.

A green card is an identification card issued by the U.S. government to non-citizens who have been granted permanent residency in the United States. The card allows one to work, drive, and enjoy equal rights as legal U.S. citizens.

One can qualify for a green card by applying at the official Diversity Visa Lottery website during the registration period. Applicants must submit various documents, including a passport, education and work experience details, and digital photographs.

Once the lottery results are out, applicants can use their confirmation number to assess their acceptance status on the Electronic Diversity Visa website. Lottery winners are expected to follow the following steps:

Complete the DS-260 form

Diversity visa lottery winners are expected to complete the online DS-260 form. This form is required for visa issuance and asks for one’s personal information, educational and work history, among other details.

The form can be accessed via the Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC) website. Applicants can log in to the form using their case number and Invoice ID. The DS-260 form is divided into various sections, such as personal information, address and phone number, education and work history, and family information. Applicants are expected to provide accurate and complete information in each section.

Once they have completed the form, applicants must carefully review all the information to ensure it is accurate and complete. They should then print the confirmation page for future records.

Attend a visa interview

After completing the DS-260 form and gathering their documents, applicants will need to attend a visa interview at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in Nairobi. The embassy will provide instructions via email on how to schedule an interview.

In the interview, applicants will be asked a series of questions to determine their eligibility for a Green Card. The interview is typically in-person at the U.S. embassy or consulate, although it can be conducted via video conference in certain circumstances.

The interview questions include one’s background, education, work experience, and family history. They may also ask about the applicant’s reasons for wanting to live in the United States, their ability to support themselves financially, and their plans for living there.

During the interview, the interviewer will assess one’s ability to speak English, as proficiency in English is vital for integration into American society. At the end of the interview, the interviewer will let you know whether your application has been approved or denied or if additional information or documentation is required. If your application is approved, you will receive further instructions on how to obtain your visa.

Applicants are encouraged to thoroughly prepare for the interview and be honest and transparent in their answers. If you are unsure about a question, it is better to say so and seek clarification. If you have any doubts or concerns, seek advice from an immigration lawyer or an authorized immigration representative.

By bizna kenya