The appliance aeon for the 2018 Diversity Acceptance Affairs (DV-2018) additionally accepted as Green Card Action offered by the US would be commenced tonight from 9.30 till November 7 aforementioned time, for the applicants from Sri Lanka and Maldives, the US Embassy in Colombo said today.
The programme would be accessible for online allotment for chargeless of allegation and acceptable applicants would be about alleged at the aboriginal appearance of the procedure.
“Once selected, the applicants would be alleged for an interview. Unless an appellant is alleged for an interview, there is no affirmation to accomplish a payment. For the interview, a fee of USD 330 would be charged,” Deputy Consular Officer of the Embassy David Wagner told a account conference.
He said the DV was offered for immigrants to become acknowledged abiding association (LPR) of the US. Commenting on the action of the lottery, he said the applicants who registered this year would be interviewed in 2017 and would accept Green Cards in 2018, if selected.
“This is a abundant befalling to assignment and alive in the US legally. Those who accept auspiciously anesthetized the GCE A/L examination, accept a amount from an accustomed university or accept two years of minimum assignment acquaintance in assertive occupations are acceptable to apply. Any applicant, built-in in Sri Lanka or Maldives, should accomplish abiding that they accept accomplished all belief above-mentioned to apply,” Wagner said.
He said applicants could go online to the Entrant Status Check folio on www.dvlottery. state. gov May aing year to see if they had been alleged for the DV program.
Under the added phase, the applicants who were alleged would be asked to abide added advice and would be notified back they are alleged for an interview.
“The in-person account would be captivated with a US Consular Officer, who will adjudge if the appellant is acceptable to accept the visa,” he said and warned applicants to beware of scams, of bodies or companies which affirmation to offers Green Card Visa.
Consular Wagner said applicants could alone accelerate in one appliance as assorted entries would aftereffect in awkwardness and brash to accumulate with them the appliance acceptance cardinal accustomed afterwards applying.
A absolute of 50,000 alone applications had been accustomed from Sri Lanka for the action programme aftermost year and about 200-400 applicants had been selected.
The Embassy requested applicants to ability US Embassy Colombo’s website at https://lk.usembassy.gov/visas/immigrant-visas/diversity-visa/ to acquisition out added about the program, including accomplishment requirements and abundant instructions on how to administer in Sinhala, Tamil, and English. They way to administer is online at www.dvlottery.state.gov (Lahiru Pothmulla)
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