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DV-2020 Sri Lanka.

DV-2020 Sri Lanka

DV-2020 will accept entries from 03rd October 2018 till 06th November 2018. After this date the application web page will go under maintenance.

Sri Lanka people can attend the seminars organized by the US Consular officers in this month.

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. 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.

Can Sri Lanka born workers in S.Korea, Middle East, Italy and other countries allowed to participate in this DV-2020?

Yes, if they meet the education requirements of the Gereen Card Lottery.
Also they if they are married, they must include their spouse and all the eligible children in the Application Form.

Winner attending interview in Colombo.

Eligibility. Applicants Eligibility

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.

Issuing Visas.

  • Selectees must proof their eligibility to the Consular office by paying a non refundable processing fee of $ 330 for the main applicant and to each of his/her dependants, on their interview day. Can be paid in Sri Lanka in Ruppes to the Embassy on the day of your visa interview.
  • If a father is selected with wife and two eligible children, then he must pay US$ 330 X 4 = US$ 1,320 in total or equivalent in local currency on the day of his interview only to the US Embassy and all the dependants too must attend the interview.
  • The processing fee may be paid in US$ or local currency in the form of bank draft drawn in favor of the US Consular office.
  • Those who had obtained the entry permits only must pay $165 to the USCIS office before they fly. Get your code number from the U.S Embassy.

Police Clearance.

  • Winner must get their Sri Lanka police clearance from the Police head quarters located in Colombo.
  • It may take 3 - 4 weeks of time and the fee should be paid by the applicant to obtain which is Rs 500/-.
  • Those who had stayed in foreign countries must obtain their police clearance through the relevant Embassies

Education Certificates.

  • Higher educational certificates must be obtained from the education department.
  • Once the requirement is submitted by the applicant a token will be given to the applicant. (Applicant must not collect the certificate himself.)
  • The token must be hand over to the consular office before the interview date on any day between Mondays to Thursday.
  • The consular office will collect the original O/L, A/L certificates from the Sri Lanka Examination Department.

DV-2018 winners Srilanka.

  • Online Visa Application for DV 2019 Winners DS-260. Here.
  • Visa Fees: Here
  • Visa Interview: Here
  • Affidavit of Support I-134. Here.
DV-2018 visa lottery program was closed on 30th September 2018.

Embassy of the United States of America, Colombo.
DV 2019 Instructions SINHALA
DV-2019 Instructions in TAMIL.
DV-2020 Program: Online Instructions

Latest news about DV-2019 in Sri Lanka.
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