The 2018 Diversity Visa Program entrants can now check the status of their applications at the following website: http://www.dvlottery.state.gov. Applicants should retain confirmation receipts until 30 September 2018.
The Department of State advises the public of a notable increase in fraudulent emails and letters sent to Diversity Program applicants. The scammers behind these fraudulent emails and letters are posing as the US Government in an attempt to extract unnecessary payment from DV applicants.
Diversity Visa applicants must check their status online and will not receive a notification letter, email, or phone call from the US Government. Applicants can only find out if they were selected to continue with DV processing by checking their status online through the DV Entrant Status Check at http://www.dvlottery.state.gov.
The US Government will never ask you to send payment in advance by check, money order, or wire transfer. Beginning 1 October, applicants selected for the Diversity Visa program pay in person $ 330 directly to the US Embassy at the time of their interview.
For further information on the Diversity Visa Program, please visit the State Department website at www.travel.state.gov or the US Embassy Colombo website at http://lk.usembassy.gov.