Monday, December 21, 2009

USA Green Card Lottery

Each year, the Diversity Lottery (DV) Program makes 55,000 immigrant visas available through a lottery to people who come from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States. Of such visas, 5,000 are allocated for use under NACARA beginning with DV '99. The State Department (DOS) holds the lottery every year, and randomly selects approximately 110,000 applicants from all qualified entries. The DOS selects the approximately 110,000 applications since many will not complete the visa process. However once 55,000 are issued or the fiscal year ends, the DV program is closed. If you receive a visa through the Diversity Visa Lottery Program you will be authorized to live and work permanently in the United States. You will also be allowed to bring your spouse and any unmarried children under the age of 21 to the United States.

Once you are shortlisted for the lottery, you have 50% chance of getting the green card.

Good luck.

Click here to register.

List of countries that could not participate last year:

  1. Anguilla
  2. Bermuda
  3. Brazil
  4. British Virgin Islands
  5. Canada
  6. Cayman Islands
  7. China mainland
  8. Colombia
  9. Dominican Republic
  10. El Salvador
  11. Falkland Islands
  12. Gibraltar
  13. Haiti
  14. India
  15. Jamaica
  16. Mexico
  17. Montserrat
  18. Pakistan
  19. Peru
  20. Philippines
  21. Pitcairn
  22. Poland
  23. South Korea
  24. St. Helena
  25. Turks and Caicos Islands
  26. United Kingdom
  27. United States
  28. Vietnam

Source: http://www.usagreencardlottery.org/requirements.html

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

h1b workers replacing americans

Are H1b workers replacing American workers.

Lets see the statistics. With unemployment rate of 8.9%, around 14 million (14,000,000) Americans (source) are with out jobs as of Aug 2011. Total labor force is 153.6 million. Number of H1b visa slots this year is 85000. This counts to 0.61% of the total unemployed. How is avoiding this 0.61% visas, going to give jobs for the remaining 99.39% of the workforce.

People got to find ways to create jobs for everyone, rather than pointing fingers to things which don't mean anything at all.

Demand for h1b goes down

This year, the h1b applications have not filled even after 5 days. This clearly indicates, how some companies have misused the h1b visas in the past 2-3 years. With the strict rules enforced, the eligible candidates have a good chance of getting and adding value to the America's technical work force. There are total of 85000 visas alloted. 20000 for those with a Master's degree and 65000 for the others.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Future of US economy

What do you think will be the future of US economy. Will Barack Obama be able to keep up to his words. He is taking all possible steps to back up the economy. Are the steps taken good for providing jobs to the people? Will the people to able to retain their homes? So many questions arise in the minds of people.

I am also having the same question? Any comments?

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