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What is the DV Lottery and How Apply for US Green Card

DV Lottery and Different Ways to Apply for US Green Card

The DV Diversity Visa Lottery is a lottery system which allows anyone to apply for a green card. The intent of the DV lottery is to create more diversity in US immigration. Therefore, each year, US immigration authorities set aside a specific number of visas just for the program. Each year, during the period the DV lottery is available, residents of participating countries are allowed to enter the lottery in order to get a green card. A random drawing is held to determine who gets the green card. If you are chosen and you are eligible to receive a green card, you will get a green card. To understand more about this program, keep in mind:

  • You need to be from an eligible country to take part. The countries which are eligible for DV lottery participation change each year. In general, countries that let in large numbers of immigrants into the US are not eligible. To learn more about the DV lottery, be sure to check out a free article from US-Immigration.com all about the topic.

  • You need to be generally eligible for a green card in order to get a green card through the DV lottery. For example, you need to have at least a high school education or work experience equivalent and meet other eligibility requirements applicable to all green card holders to qualify. Even if you do not qualify for a green card through the lottery, this guide can still show you how to secure permanent residency in the US.

  • You do not need to win the DV lottery to get a green card. Only 50 000 visas are granted each year through the lottery. Luckily, there are many other ways to get a green card. For example, your family can sponsor you to get a green card or you can apply for a green card through employment. To find out how to apply for a green card through family and to get everything you need to apply today in one handy kit, be sure to check out the US-Immigration.com Green Card Through Marriage Application. It contains everything you need to apply.

  • The DV lottery is free to enter and you can enter from the official Department of State website. If you are eligible, you should apply. However, keep in mind that there is no way to increase the chances of winning the lottery. Be especially wary of any company or program that promises to increase your chances - for a price. To get the facts about the DV lottery without the price tag, check out this free guide from US-Immigration.com.