The DV 2020 Program

Agencies Involved

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) is responsible for the DV-program and for the eDV website.

The program is administered at the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC). This Service Center was especially created for the DV-program.

Visa Applications are finalized at U.S. Embassies or U.S. Consulates. These are also part of the Department of State.

When you cross the U.S. border your papers are inspected by a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officer. CBP is an agency of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Green Cards are issued by another branch of DHS handling immigration: the U.S. Citizen and Immigrant Services (USCIS).

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the DHS agency enforcing immigration regulations inside the U.S.

Websites First

If you need more specific information about the DV-program first check the website of the State Department and the web pages of the Embassy or Consulate in your home country.
The DOS website can be found at www.state.gov

KCC

You can contact the Kentucky Consular Service Center by e-mail at KCCDV@state.gov Give your confirmation number in the subject line.
Include in the email text your full name as entered on the Entry Form, your date of birth, your confirmation number. And of course your question(s).

The KCC telephone number is 606-526-7500 from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. EST.
If you call from outside the U.S. you must first dial 001 – the code for the U.S. – and then the phone number.

USCIS

To contact USCIS call toll-free to the National Service Center at 1-800-375-5283 from 8:00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. local time – your time zone – from Monday through Friday.
For more contact information go to www.uscis.gov

 

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