US Green Card Lottery 2018 opens for Sri Lankans

US Green Card Lottery 2018 opens for Sri Lankans

The application period for the 2018 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2018) also known as Green Card Lottery offered by the US would be commenced tonight from 9.30 till November 7 same time, for the applicants from Sri Lanka and Maldives, the US Embassy in Colombo said today.

The programme would be open for online registration for free of charge and eligible applicants would be randomly selected at the first phase of the procedure.

“Once selected, the applicants would be called for an interview. Unless an applicant is called for an interview, there is no requirement to make a payment. For the interview, a fee of USD 330 would be charged,” Deputy Consular Officer of the Embassy David Wagner told a news conference.

The Embassy requested applicants to reach US Embassy Colombo’s website at to find out more about the program, including qualification requirements and detailed instructions on how to apply in Sinhala, Tamil, and English. They way to apply is online at