About Us

Hi, and welcome to our website!

Call me Trodvies. I’m your main content creator, and I’m very passionate about the Diversity Visa program. I also possess a reasonable amount of knowledge and experience in that area, having provided guidance for many entrants and applicants over the years.

I own and run this website with my dear wife, who is an invaluable source of support in everything I do. We are quite involved with the DV Program – not just online, but offline as well. 

Our Story

Our involvement with the Diversity Visa Program actually began in 2014 when we started a business that offered services related to the Program.

That business involved every aspect of the DV Program: from entering clients into the Lottery, to checking their results, to hand-holding them throughout the application process. We were a sort of reference for DV-related information and services in our part of the world.

Proof of this are our featured Success Stories, which revolve around persons we successfully guided in emigrating to the United States by means of the DV Program.

Today, we are increasingly involved with online business as that suits our aspirations. But that has not made us to forgo our passion for and interest in the DV Program.

The Idea behind this Website

While guiding DV entrants and applicants, we came to realize that people face many problems surrounding the Program.

For example, many do not know that the DV program even exists. There are also those who know it does, but who do not have a clear understanding of how it works. Not to mention those in search of proper guidance, or those who have the need to get updated on every twist and turn in the process.

We therefore created this website as a means to respond to such needs. We believe that our knowledge and experience in the DV Program can serve to solve problems for people in different parts of the world.

That has motivated us to keep this website running and regularly updated.


We DO NOT purport in any way to be representatives or agents of the United States Government or any of its institutions.

Instead, we are ORDINARY INDIVIDUALS who provide information, education, guidance and services related to the Diversity Visa program in an era when the internet has made it possible for us to reach a global audience.

What you’ll find on this Site

On this website, you’ll find information relating to the Diversity Visa Program. Our articles are a source of information and education about the DV Program; and are in different forms: from facts, to general information, to analysis, to news as it breaks.


You are welcome to make a donation in support of this initiative in case you’ve been helped by the articles and wish to give back.

We also have a Diversity Visa Guidance Program for those who have the need for guidance in their Diversity Visa application process. Visit our Guidance Platform if you are one of such persons.

Thank you for visiting our website; you’re welcome to always do so!

27 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Dear Trodives, thank you very much for this excellent resource! I have a question about the timeline for my DS-260 application for 2023. I applied on September 1, 2022 with the case number EU8XXX. As of today, more than 3 months later, it is still at KCC. From your experience, how long it will take the KCC to process my DS-260?

    1. Hi Mark:

      By this time, your DS-260 must have already been processed. It actually doesn’t take so long for KCC to process the forms. The issue your case faces currently is the scheduling of your interview.

      1. Hi Trodvies,
        Like one of the enquires earlier.
        I’ve had the DS-260 lodged since early September. Case number seems pretty low, OC290.
        Could it be that the embassy is snowed under with other visa requirements that finds me without any request for documents or indeed an interview?

        1. Hi Connell:

          1. There’s no submission of documents to KCC for DV 2023. (They are only to be taken to the interview). So you won’t get any request for document submission.

          2. Not necessarily other visa requirements, but their overall working status. Nowadays, interview scheduling largely depends on what’s going on at your embassy.

          1. Hi Trodvies,
            Thanks so much for your insight. Especially the document requirements.
            Fingers crossed the interview happens before the September 30 deadline comes around.
            Kind regards.

  2. Greetings dear helper. Your responses to inquiry are really helpful. I am a DV 2022 winner. I actually have two question. (1) I checked my result twice in different period and had result dated, first check date on the selectee form May 8 2021 and on second check June 6 2021. I don’t know why.
    (2) My case number is AF50*** and i wrote to KCC not long ago and their response was “Your case number is now current for interview processing. Because your case is ready to be scheduled, KCC can no longer unlock your application”. But when i check my Visa status its “At NVC” not “Ready”. Help me explain please

    1. Hi Collins:
      1. That’s a system error from the previous year. The results were postponed from May to June in 2020. And that change of date seems to have been mistakenly repeated (in their system) for DV 2022 results. Many other selectees had the same experience.
      2. So many 2022 applicants are in that same situation. Your cases have been processed, but either because of the slow rate of interviews at some embassies or the high case number of some cases, they have not been scheduled for interview. Some will soon be, but most won’t eventually.

  3. I am a dv 2022,my case numbr is AF100××,I’m from Morocco,I send my ds-260 and family’s ds 260 on 06/24/2021. but KCC doesn’t finish processing my ds-260 and in the site internet ” ceac.state.gov ” the status of my case number is ” At NVC .

    I do not know what to do? Can you help and guide me please?.

    1. Hi. You should not be as worried as I guess you are. Your Case number is current for this month. But scheduling of cases by KCC has been very slow for the 2022 program. You are not the only one experiencing this situation.

      But the somewhat good news is, unlike in the past, interview appointments are being sent out to applicants with very short notice these days. So just be a little patient, and expect the status of your case to change to READY anytime soon.

      Wishing you the very best!

  4. Hello sir,
    My name is Elvis, I’m one of the dv2022 selectee with a case number of AF23××× but I have some series of questions to ask.

    I don’t know if I’ll have chances of being issued a Visa base on the fact that I’ll have my high school degree but in August 2022.?

    When summiting my ds260, I mistakenly added an accompany under my principal applicant, I have tried to delete it to no avail, I added a spouse of which I’m not yet married, I don’t know if that will render me ineligible?

    I submitted my ds260 since July 27 and I haven’t received any email requesting for my supporting documents. Is there any problem?

    Thanks very much for your efforts, I’ll really appreciate if you’ll attend to my questions.

    1. Hi Elvis:

      Your case is actually a complicated one. Firstly, without a high school degree, you were ineligible for the program. I’m not sure how you ‘handled’ the part that concerns education on your DS-260. But if it was observed from your DS-260 that you are in fact not yet out of high school, you may never be contacted to continue the process.

      Then there’s the issue of an added ‘spouse’. After submitting your DS-260(s), if you wish to make changes to it (them), you need to request of KCC to unlock it (them). The previous version(s) will however still be available to the interviewing officer who will not be easily convinced that adding a ‘spouse’ was a mistake on your part.

      With such critical issues, it’s going to be extremely difficult – if not impossible – for you to get by.

    2. Hi sir . I’m dv 2022 selectees with case number AF 42xxx summited D’s 260 on the 25 July and according to the visa bulletin my case is current for April . Do you think my case number is too high to have an interview before the end of this fiscal year

      1. No, your case number is not too high. It seems that cases are currently being scheduled at random. You could be one of the lucky ones!

  5. Dear Trodivies
    I am National of India and presently in Working in Kazakhastan and family staying in India i applied for DV-2023 and i got the confirmation number if i selected can i obtain visa from india please reply

  6. Dear Sir
    I am selected for DV program, my family is planning not to travel at the moment and planning to travel at a later stage. I am the principal applicant and while filling my DS-260 form I have mentioned that my family is not traveling with me. since my family is planning to travel later, is it required to complete their DS-260 now?

    Regards, Zul

    1. Yes, do for them as well. And remember: their entitlement to Diversity visas remains valid only during the fiscal year concerned.

  7. Kindly sent me an information as to play the DV for me this 2o21.I am a Liberian born January 20,1989 and have a passport,I am seeking opportunity to improve my life and my Family.High school graduate, Diploma graduate from Teacher college in General Education and have Three(3)Kids.My regards to you Brother Trodvies

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