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US Green Card Lottery

Green Card, Permanent Resident Card – this is a document (looks like a regular plastic card), which allows a person who is not a US citizen to live, work and study legally in America. In fact, this is a residence permit in the United States.

You can become its owner by winning the Green Card Lottery.

The lottery began in 1994. Every year, the US State Department issues 50,000 green cards. Thanks to immigrants in the country provided an influx of new experience and culture.


Take part in the drawing can almost anyone. Main requirements for lottery participation:

The country where the applicant lives must be present in the list of countries admitted to participate in the Green Card Lottery. If it is excluded, there are two possibilities to apply for participation:

If the applicant’s husband / wife is from a country that is eligible to participate, then this country should be indicated on the form.

If both parents were born in another state, and at the time of the birth of the applicant were citizens of another country (allowed to participate), you can indicate its country of residence.

The participant of the drawing must have a document confirming the presence of secondary education or its equivalent. If there is no certificate – it is necessary to have work experience in a position for which training is required for a period of 2 years. Moreover, the experience must be acquired in the past 5 years.

The procedure for participation in the Green Card program can be divided into several stages:

  • Application, but remember that participation in the lottery is free. You do not have to pay for registration, for filling out a profile, for anything else, until you win.You can fill out the form only on the website: www.dvlottery.state.gov. Please note that the site has the extension .gov, because sometimes fraudsters create fake sites with the .net extension, .com and others;

 – Preparing and submitting forms;

– List of required documents;

– Passing medical commission;

– Interviewing winners;

– Visa application.

The only way to learn that you become a winner is using your confirmation number, you can check the status of the application on the website.