DV-2019 Started to accept entries on 03rd October 2017 and on 10th October 2017 the application web page went under maintenance. Later the State Department announced the new application date as 18 October 2017 and the closing date was extended to 22nd November 2017.
Those who had submitted entries between 03rd - 10th of October are requested to reenter their entries as the previous ly submitted entries are removed and the confirmation numbers are announced as NULL.
Now the system is accepting applications forms under the American diversity visa program. This draw is administered by the American Government and this is the best program for Sri Lanka people who want to live and work permanently in the USA. Sri Lanka born people can try this visa name selection program to check their luck to live in the USA. Winners who are selected in the draw will not get the Green cards right away, but will be allowed to apply for the immigration visa and they have to proof their eligibility at the time of their visa interview to obtain one of the available visas under this program. Mean while selected winners living in the USA can contact the USICS office to get their LPR status when their case numbers are current in any given month.
Participants with the required eligibility are allowed to submit ONLY ONE entry as primary applicant with his/her name in any given year, during the entry accepting period. Srilanka participants can apply ONE entry by themselves through the online facility or can use an agent like " BBS Netting 0775811106 " to apply for the draw. There many private entry submission office in Fort, Wattala and Borella areas.
If you had checked your results with your case number, don't throw away it as you may need it later.
Winner attending interview in Colombo.
According to the U.S embassy in Colombo,
Participants must have passed the GCE Advanced level (A/L) examination completely.
Or must have 2 years of work experience within the last five years in an occupation that requires at least two years of learning or training to perform it. (That job must be an approved according to the ONet instructions.)
Very few people used to qualify through the work experience certificates at the time of the visa processing interview.
Our advice: If you don't have the GCE A/L examination complete pass; don't participate in this draw.
According to the Embassy announcement "completion of 6 GCE O-level subjects is no longer sufficient to qualify for the DV program." You will have to apply for the GCE A/L certificate and will have to provide the token to the Embassy as they will collect your certificate themselves. Also you have to provide a certificate from the school principal where you had sat for the examination.
Embassy of the United States of America, Colombo.
DV 2019 PRESS RELEASE SINHALA
PRESS RELEASE TAMIL.
DV-2019 Program: Online Registration