What is the meaning of DS 260 confirmation page?

If the consular officer approves your online DS-260 application, that means you’ve been granted permanent resident status in the United States. For now, the consulate will place an I-551 stamp inside your passport to indicate you’re a permanent resident.

What is the purpose of form DS 261?

The DS-261 has the purpose of establishing a communication line between the applicant and the NVC. Simply put, this simple online form will tell the state department exactly how to communicate with you during the application process.

Who needs to fill out DS 260?

The principal applicant and all family members applying for a diversity visa program must complete Form DS-260. You will need to enter your DV case number into the online DS-260 form to access and update the information about yourself and your family that you included in your DV entry.

What happens after you submit DS-260?

After you submit your DS-260, the NVC will send out a notice (again via mail or email) confirming receipt of your DS-260, usually on the same day. You will then need to submit your supporting documents to the NVC as well.

What happens after NVC approved documents?

After NVC receives your approved petition from USCIS, NVC creates a case file for you at the Department of State and assigns you an NVC case number. NVC will send you a letter or e-mail with your case number and a separate invoice ID number.

How much is the fee for DS-260?

How much is the DS-260 fee? The USCIS Immigrant Fee is $220 and is required for USCIS to create and send you your physical green card. As soon as your receive your visa stamp, which you will use to enter into the U.S., it’s important to pay the fee online.

How long does it take to get interview after DS-260?

Once you’ve sent your supporting documents, it generally takes 1-2 months before your visa interview is scheduled. You’ll receive a notice from either the NVC or your local U.S. consulate informing you of your interview time and date.