September 12, 2016

Green Card Lottery

Green Card/Diversity Lottery

Every year, there is an official Green Card lottery and people can apply online for this lottery. The lottery generally opens up in October and remains open for one month. There is no cost to register for the DV Program. You do not need to pay for any outside agency or service to do this for you. There are many scams out there and fraudulent programs that guarantee results. The only website to use is the official website at: https://www.dvlottery.state.gov/

Applicants who are selected in the lottery (selectees) must meet certain eligibility requirements in order to qualify for a diversity visa. Selectees are chosen through a randomized computer drawing every year. If you are selected initially, you need to respond quickly as not all who are selected will obtain Green Cards.
https://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/Statistics/AnnualReports/FY2014AnnualReport/FY14AnnualReport-TableVII.pdf