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DV Green Card Lottery starts at Oktoberfest

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Have you ever heard about Green Card Lottery? Who can participate in the Lottery and what conditions of obtaining Green Card?

In the beginning, let’s talk about DV Green Card Lottery. It is known also as the Diversity Visa program, or E-DV Lottery, which gives you the opportunity to get an immigrant visa to the USA – Green Card. Green Card is proof of the legal immigration status of legal permanent residents in the United States.

To be specific about the purposes of the lottery, the main goal is to encourage immigration of people to the United States from countries where immigrants in the U.S. are practically not represented. Countries that are sending more than 50,000 immigrants to the U.S. during the last five years are not eligible to win the Green Card Lottery. Did you know that around 80% of the diversity visas are received to Africa and Europe? However, there are some countries that are not eligible to apply in DV Green Card Lottery. They are: Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (mainland only), Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and Vietnam.

DV Green Card Lottery starts in October. Requirements for completing the online application are extremely simple, registration takes 1 month. Any person who has the equivalent of secondary education (10 classes or college diploma (school) after 8 classes) can participate in the lottery. Also the spouse and unmarried children under 21 years have right to obtain the Green Card.

In order to participate in the Green Card Lottery, first you must fill out a registration form or a statement on the U.S. government website. Keep in mind that you can not send an application by mail. The initial supply of the electronic application form for participation in the annual Green Card Lottery Program is free of charge.  Be careful, there have been several websites or individuals pretending to be official U.S. Government websites and charging a fee to process your application. There have been several cases of fraud of individuals or websites sending emails notifying customers that they won the Green Card Lottery and asking them to pay a fee to process their Green Card. Keep in mind, the Department of State does not notify winners by calling or mailing.

After filling out a registration form online, you should wait until May 1 next year to review and check the status of your application. If your application to participate in the Lottery Green Card has been selected, it does not confirm your right to obtain a Green Card automatically. You have to make an interview and be interviewed at a local U.S. embassy or consulate to obtain a visa. Consular officers will test whether you are ready and whether the program Green Card Lottery is acceptable for you. Suitable candidates will be eligible to receive an immigrant visa, moving to the United States for permanent residence and, subsequently, to obtain a Green Card. 

You need to know the requirements and constraints on the adoption of participation in the Lottery Green Card. To learn more about the rules of participation in the DV Lottery Green Card, please visit http://www.usimmigrationapplication.org/green-card/green-card-lottery