The Diversity Visa Program is to issue as many as 55,000 diversity visas in 2015. The program is unofficially referred to as the green card lottery system and allows people from all over the world to put in an application for a United States Permanent Resident Card.
The US visas program allows foreign residents to have the chance to be able to live and work legally in the United States. The US Department of State opens registrations every year in October and those who wish to submit an application will be able to fill out forms online until the beginning of November. The State Department administers the Diversity Visa Program on an annual basis under the 1990 Immigration and Nationality Act.
Registration for next year’s Diversity Visa Program will begin on October 1 and will come to an end on November 2. Although applications are open to people from all over the world, the program is aimed particularly at people who come from countries that historically have low immigration rates and who meet the eligibility criteria.
In order to be eligible to be accepted into the Diversity Visa Program, applicants need to have at least graduated from high school and have worked for a minimum of two of the last five years, in addition to having had at least two years of training in their chosen profession.
Those who applied for last year’s program can check out their application status on the State Department website.