27 October, 2020

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2015 US Green Card Lottery Program Starts Tomorrow

The U.S. Embassy Colombo today announced that the 2015 Diversity Visa Lottery Program, also known as the “Green Card Lottery,” will start accepting online applications from 9:30PM local Sri Lankan time on October 1, 2013, until 9:30PM on November 2, 2013.  The Diversity Visa Lottery is an annual program that allows randomly selected applicants who were born in qualifying countries – including Sri Lanka and Maldives – the opportunity to interview for an immigrant visa, and if they are qualified for immigrant visas, to become legal permanent residents of the United States.

If you are interested in finding out more about the program, including the qualifications and detailed instructions in Sinhala, Tamil and English, please go to the U.S. Embassy Colombo’s website at: www.srilanka.usembassy.gov/visas/diversity-visa-lottery-program.html.  To apply for the lottery, please go to www.dvlottery.state.gov.

A few suggestions to keep in mind:

·         The lottery application period is only open from October 1, 2013 to November 2, 2013;

·         The lottery is only open to people born in certain countries, including Sri Lanka and Maldives;

·         You may only apply once; multiple entries will result in disqualification;

·         You must meet either the educational or the work requirement qualification for the Diversity Visa program, so please make sure you qualify before applying;

·         After submitting the online application, you will receive a confirmation number, which you must keep in order to check if you have been selected for a visa interview.

The online application is completely free – there are no hidden costs.  Beware of scams and persons or companies making claims of affiliation with the U.S. Government, or those who promise improved odds of selection.  You do not need 3rd party assistance to complete and submit an application.

Notifications and next steps

 

Beginning May 2014, applicants may go online to www.dvlottery.state.gov to see if they have been selected for a visainterview.  If selected, the interview will be with a U.S. Consular Officer, who will decide if you are eligible to receive a visa.

*US Embassy Press release 

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Latest comments

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    Please tell All the BBS to apply because when Gota moved to US and they need a leader

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      He goes to TelAviv where there is no extradition.
      He regularly travels USA via Tel Aviv.

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    No thank you!! I prefer to not be under surveillance.

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    im is srilanka.distic of mullaitiv

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      Ganeshamoorthy.chandramohan

      “im is srilanka.distic of mullaitiv”

      So what?

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    I think Meditation Fake Theory will work better in USA as many USA around 70 million belive in Horoscope and Meditation and Nude Yoga crap. so BBS can interprit this and start raping Girls and Boys….

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      Anti B

      “around 70 million belive in Horoscope and Meditation and Nude Yoga crap.”

      Why do you think Nude Yoga is crap?

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      What about fake god & paradise theory?

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    but how to make BBS pass the scoring system ?
    it’s not easy to swap US immigration forms like swapping ballot paper or easy as Namal passing law exams?

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      RajasH

      “but how to make BBS pass the scoring system ?”

      If Gota and Fonseka can BBS can only if their services are valued by US.

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    hehehe,

    Makes me laugh. Why are you fellows so worried about BBS. We are going nowhere. We will stay here. This is our country. It will be so much better and also save us a lot of work, if you fellows leave to the US for better of for worse. From what I know despite all the greatness rhetoric moving to the US will not be all that better.

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      BBS rep

      “This is our country.”

      No it isn’t.

      Its my ancestral land. Please go.

      • 0
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        get lost you bloody vedda

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          you dropped the word “native” so you must be in agreement with him about the ancestral land

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          ela kolla

          “get lost you bloody vedda”

          You wish and we won’t.

          Please go back to your mother country India. When you go please take your Tamil brethren with you.

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        Hehe Native Vedda,

        I do sympathise with you for the way you feel. However your ancestors as well as ours are all migrants to Sri Lanka. Neither you nor I are accountable for the errors of our forefathers for choosing to travel east instead or north. If they had chanced to travel north we both today will be in much more comfortable circumstances in Europe. (Or perhaps not)

        Neither you nor I had a say in where we would like to be born. It just happened. So let us live and let live. But as for those who constantly complain how bad life is in Sri Lanka, let them choose to live outside.

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          i agree with most of what you say BBS rep but then your BBS booruwas dont act or thik like that now thats where the problem is if the Tamils are educated then they get jealous,if the Muslims do well in Business then they get jealous and harras them under the guise of many things

          if your BBS jokers were so concerned about Sri Lanka what r they doing about the big Casinos coming up in Colombo which is bring in many vices or about the incident in weliweriya ?

  • 0
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    US is “shutting down”, so why go there?

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      the Federal Governbment Agencies are shutting down including the Visa Lottery so this is your chance to sneak in

  • 0
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    Good

  • 0
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    how to check my work requirement?

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