Registration for the Diversity Visa Lottery is open on October 18, 2017, and closes on November 22, 2017.   If you are interested in applying, you should apply early to ensure your case is included in the lottery.

The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV Program) consists of 50,000 immigrant visas available annually.   The selected cases are drawn at random from among entries to individuals who are from countries with low immigration rates to the United States.  The lottery is open to individuals residing in and outside of the United States.  If selected in the lottery, the green card case must be completed by September of the next fiscal year.   There is no fee for submission in the lottery and it must be submitted online.  Late entries are not accepted and multiple entries will disqualify an applicant.

Each DV green card applicant must also meet the education/work experience requirement by having either: 1) A high school education or equivalent; or 2) two years of work experience within the past 5 years in a field that requires at least 2 years of training.

This information is intended for informational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice.  If you would like legal advice regarding your specific immigration case, please email or contact us here.


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