Learn about the Green Card Lottery
Important Announcement: The registration period for the 2022 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV-2022) has officially opened!
By: Berman Law Group
The Diversity Visa Program, or "DV Lottery," is an annual initiative administered by the Department of State. It is responsible for the issuance of 55,000 permanent residence visas ("green cards") to individuals from countries with historically low levels of immigration to the United States. See below for a list of countries that are not eligible to participate in the program. Application instructions and additional information can be found here.
In order to qualify for the DV lottery, individuals must 1) be nationals of a qualifying country included in the current program and, 2) must also possess "at least a high school education or its equivalent" OR "two years of work experience within the past five years in an occupation that requires at least two years of training or experience to perform." Individuals who meet the eligibility requirements will be entered into a computerized drawing. Selection for the program will be announced via the DV lottery website starting May 8, 2021.
Applications can only be submitted via the program's website, located at https://dvprogram.state.gov/
Applicants should be aware of potential fraud attempts associated with DV Lottery. Per guidance from the Department of State:
There is no charge to download or submit the Diversity Visa Lottery forms.
*Natives of the following nations are not eligible to enter the DV lottery:
Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (mainland and Hong Kong; note individuals who were born in Macau SAR and Taiwan are eligible), Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam.
Contact us if you'd like us to assist you and apply: 1-800-
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