The Interview

After you have completed the steps on the Diversity Visa Process on, including submitting the required immigrant visa application form (DS-260), you may receive an email from the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) to let you know that an interview has been scheduled for you.  The e-mail will instruct you to log into the Entrant Status Check on the Electronic Diversity Visa (E-DV) website, using your DV entry confirmation number, to view the date, time and location of your interview.

You can learn more about the interview process on


As of January 1, 2022 all Immigrant Visa (IV), Diversity Visa (DV), and Fiance (K) visa applicants must register with and choose a visa pick-up option before coming to the Embassy.

We will not be able to accept your visa applications and supporting documents without proof of your registration (we will need your Unique Identification number, or UID).  For registration and selection of a passport and visa pick-up option, visit or call the information line at +48 22 307 1361 (in Europe) or (703) 988 7101 (in the United States).  Passports and visas are returned by courier; applicants may choose either Premium Delivery (for an additional fee, paid directly to the courier upon delivery to your selected location in Poland) or, at no additional charge, one of two Mail Boxes Etc. (MBE) locations (one in Warsaw and one in Krakow).

The Consular Section at U.S. Embassy Warsaw generally requires at least 3-5 business days to process a visa once it has been approved.  During this time, the applicant’s passport must remain at the Consular Section.  Please also be aware that technical and procedural concerns may require longer than the normal 3-5 days following interview to complete processing of the case.  Applicants should plan accordingly when making travel plans.  Please see which documents are required to pick up passports from an MBE location.  DO NOT visit MBE until you are notified that they have your passport ready for pick-up.