US Diversity Visa status available starting today

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The entrants for US Diversity Visa (DV) programme could check their visa application status starting today and should retain confirmation receipts until September 30, 2016, the US Department of State said.

“Entrants for the Diversity Visa Program can check the status of their applications on the website (  Entrants should retain confirmation receipts until September 30, 2016,” it said.

The Department also advised the public to be vigilant about a notable increase in fraudulent emails and letters sent to applicants.  

“The scammers behind these fraudulent emails and letters are posing as the US government in an attempt to extract payment from DV applicants. There are no hidden fees in the Diversity Visa program.  Selected applicants for the DV programme will be required to pay $330 USD in person only at their interview at the U.S. Embassy beginning October 1, 2015,” the Department said.

Diversity Visa applicants must check their status online, and will not receive a notification letter, email, or phone call from the U.S. government.  DV Entry Status Check will only be provided through the Department of State secure online site,

For further information on the Diversity Visa Program, please visit the State Department website at or the U.S. Embassy Colombo website at

  Comments - 9

  • p nonis Friday, 08 May 2015 01:35 PM

    Mr Cobra it should be otherway round.cobras were always a dsicarded species in the book of the OLd Testement in the BibleGod Bless Australia and the devil have America.God doesnot want America. The hypocrits

    Anil Thursday, 07 May 2015 07:04 PM

    Good,we need more english news.good job.

    Cobra Friday, 08 May 2015 06:18 AM

    God bless America. Let the Devil have Australia!!!!

    piyal fernando Thursday, 07 May 2015 07:16 PM

    how are you

    Don Saturday, 09 May 2015 11:49 PM

    Is there a way to check the DV Entry Status i f I do not have the confirmation receipt (misplaced), pls let me know.

    meeran sahib mohamed afkar Thursday, 07 May 2015 07:42 PM

    I appriciate if I get it.thank youregards afkar

    dr nimali wijayasinghe Thursday, 07 May 2015 08:46 PM

    Pl send the application.

    bandula rathnayake Saturday, 09 May 2015 09:03 PM

    i like i need

    pulsie handunmali Thursday, 07 May 2015 09:19 PM

    this dv lottery for 2016

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