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

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