The Kathmandu Post, 3rd May 2017, Kathmandu
The US Department of State has published the results of the 2018 Diversity Visa programme (DV-2018) on Tuesday.Thousands of Nepalis have already reached the US through the programme.
Those who had applied for the electronic DV from October 4, 2016 to November 7, 2016, with American dreams can check whether they were lucky enough to win the lottery on www.dvlottery.state.gov.
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.
Meanwhile, the US Embassy in Kathmandu has said inquiries regarding diversity visas should be directed to its customer service centre via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone.
From Nepal: 1-800-091-0114 from 8:00am to 8:00pm Monday-Friday.
From the United States :(703) 988-3428.
It further warned the applicants of scams, saying the Embassy does not send the DV lottery winners emails informing them of their selection, and emails, letters or announcements asking them to pay a processing fee in advance of their visa appointment.