The Department of State announced on January 5, 2022, that those who are Diversity Visa (DV) selectees for the 2022 DV program year with a case assigned to the U.S. embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, or Baghdad, Iraq, should request reassignment of their DV cases to another embassy or consulate that processes immigrant visa applications. Such persons must be physically present in the consular district where the embassy or consulate is located at the time of interview and have permission to remain in the country by the host government for a period sufficient to complete processing.

Reassignment of a case to another embassy or consulate does not mean that it will be automatically scheduled for an immigrant visa interview. The interview will be scheduled after the DS-260 immigrant visa application has been fully processed, when the case number is current according to the Visa Bulletin, and when the reassigned embassy or consulate has an interview appointment available.

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