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My interview experiance.... Diversity Visa 2006 - Colombo Sri Lanka
Hello everyone!


Thank you all for your good wishes for our interview.

This forum was very helpful for me during my CP process. Now I would like to share my interview experience with all of you. Hope this information may help all the Sri Lankan winners and all the others who’s waiting for their interview.

First our time line :

21st of May 2005 - Received the 1st NL
26th of May 2005 - Sent back the filled forms to KCC via UPS
24th of September - Received the 2nd package, with instructions and the Appointment Letter
27th of September - Went to the US Embassy and collected the Medical Forms
01st of October - Did our Medicals in Asiri Hospital. (Procedure took only one day.)
03rd of October - Went and collect our Medical reports. They have given the sealed envelops to hand over to the Embassy.
04th of October - INTERVIEW DATE

We went to the embassy 30 minutes earlier than our scheduled time. There were few people standing out side the embassy. One guard came out around 12.45 and we all were ushered in to a security room.

I was the 2nd on the queue and in turn we had to present our appointment letters and the passports then they emptied our hand phones from our bags and kept the bags on the x-ray machine, then we went through a ****l scanner (and be scanned with a handheld scanner too).

After the security clearance they have open the heavy iron door for us to enter the embassy ground. There we had the 2nd Security checkups before entering in to the building ( same procedure went on ) Finally we all went to the consular room and took seats until they open the counters.

Sharp at 1.00 pm. one lady came to the counter no.2 and asked us to hand over the appointment letters.

There was another two DV winners ( one was with his wife) we handed over the letters and were asked to be seated. Within 10 minutes time another lady came to the counter no.3 called the couple and informed them that the letter which they handed was a forged document and not a proper NL which was sent by the KCC. (We all were shocked)According to the couple they applied the DV program through a company which they had paid and the company has cheated them by sending the forged NL.

Please keep this mind and encourage all the applicants to apply the DV program only through the state gov. web site.

Lets focus on my interview again……….

At the same time the previous lady came to the counter no : 02 and called one by one I was the 2nd to be called.

Here are the list I was asked for :-

1. Birth Certificates + Translations + Copies ( Main applicant & Dependant )
2. O/L Certificate ( M.A. only )
3. Passports ( M.A & D. )
4. Marriage Certificate
5. Sponsor letter ( I had 02 sponsor letters + affidavits 1-134 so I asked should I hand over both, she said only one is sufficient and that should be one from the sponsor which I mentioned in my DS 230 form. They only wanted the sponsor letter not the 1-134 even though I had it.)
6. Medical forms (sealed envelopes only ) ( M.A & D.)
Never mentioned of my police clearance, bank statements or current employments at all.

Once these documents were handed out, she then asked me to sit and wait. After about 15 minutes the same lady came to the cashier and called my name and asked to pay the fee of $755 each, since I was prepared with Bank drafts I paid through them. Upon the receipt of the payment , she then asked me to take a seat again and told me that I would now be called to room # 4 or 5.

We then took a seat and waited. After about 45 mints we were called up to room # 4. This time we were faced with an American male and a female ( it was very small room and they were sat behind a thick glass) . We started off by swearing an oath to tell the truth. He then took fingerprints of our index fingers. ( first my wife’s then mine)

Then just few questions were asked :-

When did I pass out the Medical College ? What I intend to do when I go there ? How long I was married? Whether I have children? he Asked my wife her name before marriage ?
Then he explained us that the embassy going to have a police clearance even though we did one, if the clearance ok we can collect the visas on 20th . Then he thanked us and gave a blue form on which he had ticked a box that mentioned return on 20th That was pretty much it.
now it’s just more waiting...

MC and all Sri Lankan DV winners.....

I'm sure you all can go through this process without any problem. My advice is to prepare all the documents + translations + photocopies in order, Don’t wait till you get the 2nd package. Officers of the US Embassy are very kind and helpful, you just have to be honest and loyal with them. so that’s about it,

I am really grateful to this forum and all the members for their valuable information and advices during my CP process.

If anyone have questions please feel free to post in this forum, I will try to answer them best to my knowledge. I will update you all after the 20th …… Good luck to the rest of you!
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