GREEN CARD LOTTERY FAST TRACK
DIVERSITY IMMIGRANT VISA PROGRAM
The US Diversity Visa
(DV) Lottery, also known as the Green Card Lottery, is taking place once again
this year. The US Department of
State will accept lottery applications between
Please note that the submission period is slightly shorter this year.
The lottery offers a
unique opportunity to obtain a green card. With
a green card you can live and work permanently in the
Normally, to obtain a green card you have to be sponsored either by
an immediate relative who is a
an employer who has offered you a job. The
normal application process can take anywhere from one to fifteen years.
Green Card Lottery therefore is often the only chance for all those people who
would not otherwise qualify for a green card.
Through the lottery 50,000 green cards are distributed to people from
countries that historically have had low levels of immigration to the
There are only two basic requirements to participate in the lottery.
First, you must have been born in an eligible country. Certain countries are ineligible because a large number of people from those countries have already received green cards within the past five years.
countries for this year’s lottery are: Canada, China (mainland-born),
Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico,
Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern
Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam.
Persons born in Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, and
Even if you were born in an ineligible country, however, you still can participate in the lottery if either (1) you are married and your spouse was born in an eligible country, or (2) under certain circumstances, your parents were not born in your country of birth.
second requirement for entering the lottery concerns your education. You must have either a high
school education or its equivalent (defined as the successful completion of a
12-year course of elementary and secondary education) or two years of work
experience within the past five years in an occupation requiring at least two
years of training or experience to perform.
are no other requirements for entering the lottery… you do not have to speak
English; you do not have to have family already living in the
years my office has been submitting lottery applications and helping winners to
obtain their green card. My services
include the following:
your eligibility to participate in the lottery.
For clients born in an ineligible country, there are often questions
about their eligibility claimed through their spouse or parent.
Similarly, for those who did not complete secondary school, we will
verify that their work experience conforms with the Department of State
and submitting your lottery application.
Your lottery application must include information about you and your
family members. Incomplete or
improperly prepared applications will be rejected or, even worse, you could
be ultimately denied a green card. Lottery
applications are submitted electronically by Internet and a digital ID
photograph of each family member must accompany your lottery application.
For those clients who do not have access to a digital camera, my
office will transform their photograph(s) into the proper digital format.
Attention to detail counts. My
office will ensure that your application fully conforms with the Department
of State regulations, and we will send you written confirmation after your
application has been submitted.
my office address as your contact address.
After the close of the lottery registration period, the US Department
of State will randomly select winners by computer and then notify them by
mail the following spring (between May and July).
My clients can use my office address in the
and submitting your green card application.
Winning the lottery is only the first step in getting a green card.
Winners must submit their green card applications between
legal representation until you receive your green card.
DV-2007 lottery winners must receive their green card before
fee for preparing and submitting your lottery application is $45 for one
application and $80 for two applications (for a husband and a wife).
The US Department of State does not charge any fee for the lottery.
If you win the lottery, there are additional fees for me to prepare your
green card application and represent you. You
also will have to pay a fee to the
For a more detailed presentation of the Green Card Lottery, click on the link below:
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