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United States Visa Lottery 2022

The US Department of State has announced that applications for the U.S. Visa Lottery 2022 programme will be received from October 7 to November 10.

An act of congress established the diversity immigrant visa programme, popularly known as the ‘visa lottery’ to provide an opportunity for natives of certain countries who do not obtain adequate admission to the United States on other bases such as family reunions, employment, etc., to seek immigration to the Unites States. This is an ongoing yearly opportunity, and up to 55,000 visas are available for successful applicants from all over the world. Srilankan’s are eligible to apply for the 2022 programme as well. Any person born in Srilanka irrespectiveof present country of residence is eligible to apply.

Each DV applicant must meet the education/work experience requirement of the DV programme by having either. At least a highschool education or its equivalent, defined as successful completion of a 12-year course of formal elementary and secondary education, or two years of work experience within the past five years in an occupation that requires at least two years of training or experience to perform. The Department of State will use the US Department of Labor’s O* Net online database to determine qualifying work experience.

There is no application fee to apply for this visa lottery. You are required to submit the application electronically. You must submit your Electronic Diversity Visa Entry Form (E-DV Entry form or DS 5501) on line at dvprogramme.state.gov. An updated browser is recommended, because older browsers are likely to encounter problems with the online DV system (Google ‘DV lottery 2022’ for additional information).

After you submit a complete entry, you will see a confirmation containing your name and a unique confirmation number. You may print this confirmation screen for your records and for future reference.

Starting May 8, 2021, you will be able to check the status of your entry by returning to, dvprogramme.state.gov, clicking on entrant status check and entering your unique confirmation number and personal information.

You must follow the application instructions very carefully, and complete your entry.

You are allowed to makeone application and making more than one application makes your entry invalid. In case of married persons, each spouse is allowed one entry, if each meets the eligibility requirements. If one is selected, the other is entitled to immigrate as a derivative dependent.