This article is from the Sri Lanka FAQ, by Prasad Dharmasena firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
These are the numbers for Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS)
of the United States, Washington, DC office. Toll calls.
Visa Cutoff Date Announcement (202) 663-1541
Visa Information (202) 663-1225
Immigration Lottery Info (202) 663-1600 (DV-1 has been anounced)
Online Visa Information (202) 647-9225 (Modem/Data)
Bureau of Consular Affairs (202) 647-3000 (Touch Tone FAX only)
Also check with your local INS office.
alt.visa.us FAQ "us-visa-faq" is available (along with many other FAQs)
from ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/ If you do
not have access to FTP, send an e-mail to <email@example.com> with
"send usenet/news.answers/us-visa-faq" (without quotes) in the body.