Online applications are now accepted by the US Embassy in Colombo for the Green Card Lottery, the Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery Programme for 2012.
It allows 50,000 randomly selected applicants from all around the world to live, work or study in the United States of America. Conditions for potential applicants include that they should be selected from and are born in a qualifying country and that they meet either an educational or work experience qualification.
Those who wish to apply for the Green Card Lottery could register through the World Wide Web by visiting the website www.dvlottery.state.gov. The US Embassy of Colombo has warned the public to be cautious about persons or companies making claims of affiliation with the US Government.