The United States Government each year grants 50,000 permanent resident cards also popularly known as green cards due to their green color, to individuals born in countries with historically low immigration rates to the United States. Individuals that meet two basic eligibility requirements qualify to enter this immigration Diversity Visa Lottery. This year’s ( 2020) immigration Diversity Visa Lottery is called the DV 2022 Lottery. Applications for the DV 2022 lottery are accepted until November 6, 2020, and the lottery draw will be held on March 1, 2021, and the winners will be published on May 5, 2021. Winners of this year’s lottery will have to submit immigration forms and attend an interview after May 5, 2021, and due to this process winners can enter the United States in January 2022 on their new permanent resident card also referred to as a green card. Most individuals worldwide are eligible to enter the Green Card Lottery, as long as they meet the two requirements governing the diversity visa law set forth in INA(203). One of the two requirements states that individuals born in a county that sent more than 50,000 immigrants to the US during the past five years are not eligible to apply for or enter the DV-Lottery, the Green Card Lottery Requirements provides a list of countries, if you were born in any of these countries you are not eligible to enter this year’s Green Card Lottery. Be aware that the list of eligible countries will change every year. If the country you were born in is on the list this year does not mean it will be on the list next year too, so check back every you’re to confirm your birth country status.
Diversity Visa Lottery applications can only register on-line. The United States Government will not accept any paper applications. The United States Government implemented an Expert electronic application system in 2003, beginning with the DV-2005 Lottery. The process was changed to eliminate paper applications and to make the Green Card Lottery registration process fast, efficient and secure. The United States has developed special IT technology to find and identify individuals that submit multiple entries and individuals that commit fraud for the purposes of gaining illegal access to the United States. If an individual submits multiple entries that individual will be disqualified. The expert On-line green card lottery application is fast and reliable and a secure 3 step process that you must use if you are interested in registering for the yearly American Diversity Visa Lottery.
The Diversity Visa Lottery process:
- Take the Expert test to decide your eligibility to enter the Lottery
- Pay the small mandatory administrative Application fee
- Receive your registration number and password to your account
- In your account, complete/change your information
- Provide/upload photos of yourself and any co-applicant
- Submit your DV 2022 Lottery application
- Check on-line, if you were selected in the Green Card Lottery