Beginning this year, all selected diversity visa applicants will have to submit the electronic DS-260 "Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration Application" accessible through the Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC).
Previous method of sending the forms by courier or by postal mail to the KCC is cancelled. So don't try to send the old DS-230 forms for processing.
The winners must go and log into CEAC web site and must provide the following details
The web page is time locked and will stop from functioning after 20 minutes.
Once Winners submit their ONLINE DS-260 visa application form it will be processed at KCC.
Interview letter and date will be shown once it will be avaialble.
Till then it will show ERROR message.(This is not a problem, keep trying another day.)
This what the US Embassies around the world say about the winner processing.
"The principal applicant and all family members applying for a diversity visa in the current program must complete the online DS-260 Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration Application, which can be accessed in the Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC)."
"After submitting the Form DS-260 online, print the confirmation page. You must bring the confirmation page to your visa interview."
"The Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) will review your information, and will let you know if there are any problems with the data you have provided. KCC may request that you go back to CEAC to update information on your DS-260.
Please be aware that KCC can only tell you if your form is complete. KCC cannot tell you whether or not you or your family members are qualified for diversity visas. Only the consular officer who interviews you can make that decision."