2019 DV lottery results out

KATHMANDU: The US Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs has published the results of the 2019 Diversity Visa programme (DV-2019) today.

Thousands of Nepalis have already reached the US for permanent residency with green cards in their hands through the programme.

Those who have applied for the electronic DV from October 18, 2017 to November 22, 2017, with American dreams, can check for their names in the published list.  The department has advised the entrants to enter their confirmation information on www.dvlottery.state.gov starting at noon (EDT) on May 15, 2018.

It has been learned that only confirmation information for entries submitted during the period mentioned above are valid for checking the entrants' status. Further, DV-2019 entrants are instructed to keep their confirmation number until September 30, 2019.

The DV programme makes up to 50,000 immigrant visas available annually, drawn from random selection among all entries to individuals who are from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States, according to US Department of State.

The lottery winners immigrate through consular processing and issuance of an immigrant visa.