Green Card Lottery
The United States Government each year grants 50,000 permanent resident cards also popularly known as green cards due to their green color, to individuals born in countries with historically low immigration rates to the United States. Individuals that meet two basic eligibility requirements qualify to enter this immigration Diversity Visa Lottery. This years (2016) immigration Diversity Visa Lottery is called the DV2018 Lottery. Applications for the DV2018 lottery are accepted until November 3, 2016 and the lottery draw will be held on March 1, 2017 and the winners will be published on May 5, 2017. Winners of this years lottery will have to submit immigration forms and attend an interview after May 5, 2017 and due to this process winners can enter the United States in January 2018 on their new permanent resident card also refereed to as a green card. Most individuals worldwide are eligible to enter the Green Card Lottery, as long as they meet the two requirements governing the diversity visa law set forth in INA(203). One of the two requirements states that individuals born in a county that sent more than 50,000 immigrants to the US during the past five years are not eligible to apply for or enter the DV-Lottery, the Green Card Lottery Requirements provides a list of countries, if you were born in any of these countries you are not eligible to enter this years Green Card Lottery. Be aware that the list of eligible countries will change every year. If the country you were born in is on the list this year does not mean it will be on the list next year too, so check back every your to confirm your birth country status.
dv-2018 Applicants are now Welcome to Register.
Expert Green Card Lottery Registration
Diversity Visa Lottery applications can only register on-line. The United StatesGovernment will not accept any paper applications. The United States Government implemented an Expert electronic application system in 2003, beginning with the DV-2005 Lottery. The process was changed to eliminate paper applications and to make the Green Card Lottery registration process fast, efficient and secure. The United States has developed special IT technology to find and identify individuals that submit multiple entries and individuals that commit fraud for the purposes of gaining illegal access to the United States. If an individual submit multiple entries that individual will be disqualified. The expert On-line green card lottery application is fast and reliable and a secure 3 step process that you must use, if you are interested in registering for the yearly American Diversity Visa Lottery.
The Diversity Visa Lottery process:
- Take the Expert test to decide your eligibility to enter the Lottery
- Pay the small mandatory administrative Application fee
- Receive your registration number and password to your account
- In your account, complete/change your information
- Provide/upload photos of yourself and any co-applicant
- Submit your DV2018 Lottery application
- Check on-line, if you were selected in the Green Card Lottery
Diversity Visa Lottery History
The Department of State administers the annual congressionally mandated Diversity Visa Lottery Program. The Diversity Visa Lottery is based on Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) and is conducted by the Department of State. This law create a group of immigrants also known as diversity visa immigrants, and makes 50,000 visas available to them yearly. These diversity visa immigrants are born in countries with very low immigration rates to the United States. For this fiscal year 2015, the United States Government will give 50,000 green cards to successful applicants.
DV-Lottery Expert Test
To ensure you qualify for this years Diversity Visa Lottery, you must take the green card eligibility test and pass it. Take the test and if you qualify, register immediately to enter the DV2018 Green Card Lottery today.