Diversity Visa Program

Important Notice for DV Applicants from Syria, Yemen, Libya, Iran, Somalia, and North Korea:

Passport holders from these nations are eligible to enter the DV 2021 program, but remain subject to Presidential Proclamation 9645’s restrictions on immigrant visa, including diversity visa, issuance.

Although eligible to participate in the DV program, selectees from the nations above must qualify for a waiver to the proclamation if they are otherwise eligible for a visa at the time of their interview.

NOTE: To qualify for a waiver, the DV selectee (not a spouse) must be found eligible for a waiver. According to Presidential Proclamation 9645, the following circumstances may allow the applicant to be found eligible for a waiver:

(A) the foreign national has previously been admitted to the United States for a continuous period of work, study, or other long-term activity, is outside the United States on the applicable effective date under section 7 of this proclamation, seeks to reenter the United States to resume that activity, and the denial of reentry would impair that activity;

(B) the foreign national has previously established significant contacts with the United States but is outside the United States on the applicable effective date under section 7 of this proclamation for work, study, or other lawful activity;

(C) the foreign national seeks to enter the United States for significant business or professional obligations and the denial of entry would impair those obligations;

(D) the foreign national seeks to enter the United States to visit or reside with a close family member (e.g., a spouse, child, or parent) who is a United States citizen, lawful permanent resident, or alien lawfully admitted on a valid nonimmigrant visa, and the denial of entry would cause the foreign national undue hardship;

(E) the foreign national is an infant, a young child or adoptee, an individual needing urgent medical care, or someone whose entry is otherwise justified by the special circumstances of the case;

(F) the foreign national has been employed by, or on behalf of, the United States Government (or is an eligible dependent of such an employee), and the foreign national can document that he or she has provided faithful and valuable service to the United States Government;

(G) the foreign national is traveling for purposes related to an international organization designated under the International Organizations Immunities Act (IOIA), 22 U.S.C. 288 et seq., traveling for purposes of conducting meetings or business with the United States Government, or traveling to conduct business on behalf of an international organization not designated under the IOIA;

(H) the foreign national is a Canadian permanent resident who applies for a visa at a location within Canada;

(I) the foreign national is traveling as a United States Government-sponsored exchange visitor; or

(J) the foreign national is traveling to the United States, at the request of a United States Government department or agency, for legitimate law enforcement, foreign policy, or national security purposes.

General Inquiries

If you have been selected by the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) and your appointment has been scheduled, please see: Diversity Visa Program

If you missed your appointment that was scheduled with the immigrant visa unit in Amman, please reschedule your appointment at: www.ustraveldocs.com

Be advised that applicants who request to reschedule their appointments or fail to appear during the month of their originally scheduled interview may lose their opportunity to immigrate on the basis of their Diversity Visa application.

For general information about the annual Diversity Visa program and eligibility requirements please go to: Diversity Visa Program

If you have an approved petition by USCIS and your immigrant visa interviews appointment has been scheduled please see: Preparing for your Interview

If you wish to transfer your case to the U.S. Embassy in Amman from another U.S. Embassy due to a change in residency, please email your request to: support-Jordan@ustraveldocs.com.