Commonly known as the Green Card Lottery, the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program allows individuals from eligible countries to apply for U.S. Permanent Residence. These countries are selected because of the low number of immigrants residing in the U.S. from these locations.
Every year, 50,000 Green Cards are granted through the lottery process. Selected applicants are allowed to legally live and work in the United States, along with their direct family members. The Department of State sets a deadline and provides all DV Lottery instructions, so applicants can complete their applications for free online.
Citizens of the following countries can not apply for the Green Card Lottery: Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (mainland-born), Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Haití, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam.
To check for further eligibility requirements, schedule a consultation with Immigration Lawyer Alice Antonovsky.
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• Deportation and Removal Defense
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• Political Asylum
Green Card Lottery
- When the applications open, which is usually around October, you’ll need to fill out an online application and carefully follow the instructions. Required data includes personal information, family details, education information and a digital photograph.
- The Green Card Lottery was design to give individuals from countries around the world a fair chance at receiving U.S. permanent residence. Only a few countries are excluded from the list and the selection process is completely random.
- You do not need a lawyer to enter the diversity visa lottery program. However, you can seek legal advice to address all your concerns, confirm application due dates, and, if you get selected, be prepared for a successful interview. An experienced immigration lawyer can make the process easier to understand and less stressful.
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