DV-2017 visa interviews for to issue Green card had been started from 1st of October 2016 till the available visas exhaust or till the visa lottery program closes officially on 30th September 2017. After this date those who are selected for the Green card lottery will not be called for interview or will not be allowed to change their current status to American LPR status.
Green card lottery interviews will be held at the US Consular offices that are near to the winner’s homes. Those green card lottery winners in the USA can contact the USCIS office to change their current American status to American LPR status, when their case numbers are current for the month. Current case numbers can be found in the monthly visa bulletins in the internet.
The lower case numbers will be called for the interview followed by the higher case numbers in order each month. The green card lottery winners will be given advance notice for the interview with the date and time by normal postal mail 4/6 weeks prior to their dv lottery interview by regular postal mail.
On the Green card lottery interview date they must bring their
Work experience and other certificates along with the English translations, for those documents which are not in English.
Primary applicant and all the dependents must pay the non refundable diversity visa fees US$ 330 for each of them.
Visa processing fees can be paid US dollar or in local currency too according to the consular office.
The visa fee is non refundable one and for any reason if the visa is refused the visa fee will not be returned back. After receiving the visas must pay another US$ 165 as USCIS office fees before they are issued with the Green cards.
Consular officers will view each individual cases and will decide to issue or reject the visas.
If the visas are refused, it can’t be reported or challenged.
If issued with a visa under the Green card lottery program it will be valid for 6 months only and the winner must enter in to the USA before it expire and can get the PR certificate to stay in the USA afterwards.
Your case numbers are current and if you didn’t receive the second letter in time contact the KCC.
If you want to reschedule your green card lottery interview, contact the consular office. In Bangladesh and Nigeria it is prohibited to reschedule the interview date. Many consular officers allow this with a proper medical certificate.
Source: USA State Department.