Apply for Your Visa

The Visa Application

You must submit Form DS-260 Online Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration Application. The Notice of Selection page will direct to instructions that give access to this form.
It can also be accessed in the Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC) at

If family members are immigrating with you each must complete a Form DS-260. A parent can complete the form for a child younger than 14.

Confirmation Page

Make sure to print the Barcoded Confirmation Page that you will see after you submit the form. You must bring this page with you to the Visa Interview. Otherwise you will not be admitted to the Embassy or Consulate.

Officially you do not need to bring the complete submitted Form DS-260 for your interview. However Consular Officers asked for it. Play it safe: take your copy with you.

Unlocking DS-260

If your situation changes after you submitted the Visa Application you can contact the KCC and ask to ‘unlock’ your DS-260 so you can change and/or add information.
You can also use ‘unlock’ if you realize after submitting the form that you gave an incorrect answer.
After you submit the revised form you will again see a Confirmation Page. You must print this page and also bring it to the Visa Interview.

Nota Bene. By submitting an application for an Immigrant Visa you disclose your desire to immigrate into the U.S. For most temporary/Non-Immigrant visas (tourist, study) and for the Visa Waiver Program (VWP/ESTA) an important requirement is not having immigration intent. In case your Diversity Visa is denied you can no longer travel on VWP/ESTA. The denial must be disclosed every time you apply for an Immigrant or N/I Visa.

For Selected Entrants already living in the U.S.:
AOS Applicants must also complete Form DS-260.