The annual DV lottery program is a good opportunity for potential immigrants to
obtain the status as a permanent legal resident of the USA. This program
runs each year and provides 50,000 "Green Cards" to applicants randomly selected
in a lottery process - known as Green Card Lottery.
A Green Card is a permanent residence visa and gives a person the legal right to
LIVE, WORK AND STUDY permanently in the United States and to enter and leave the
country freely. You may work in any government, public and private job that is
available. A permanent residence visa is generally good for life. Green Card
holders also receive health, education, retirement, taxation, social security
and other benefits. The Green Card DOES NOT affect your present citizenship. A
Green Card holder may later apply for United States Citizenship, if
The Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery has been established in the 1996
Immigration Act in order to give immigration opportunity to natives from
countries other than the main source of immigration to the U.S.A. This official
U.S. government program aims to diversify the American population by creating an
immigration opportunity to under-represented ethnic groups. The U.S. government
makes available 50.000 permanent residence visas each year through a
computer-generated lottery drawing. A permanent residence visa is commonly
referred to as Green Card. This visa class entitles the holder to live and work
in the United States of America permanently.
Application to this program is
open for all individuals worldwide that fulfill the two basic
We are no longer accepting applications for this year's program. Please check
back in June 2006.
Enrollment is open to all individuals worldwide. There are two entry
1. REQUIREMENT: Being a native of a qualifying
country You must be native of a country with a low rate
of immigration to the U.S.A. . People born in countries with high U.S.
immigration are excluded from this lottery.
A native is someone born in a eligible country. Please note that only the place
of birth determines your nativity, it does not matter what country you have
citizenship or a passport.
Only the following countries are excluded
from this year's lottery program:
All other countries are eligible. If you were born in one of the
non-qualifying countries you can still participate by being
charged to a different country than your country of birth.
2. REQUIREMENT: Education or Work experience
You must comply to one of the following two requirements (Option 1
or Option 2 below)
OPTION 1: You must have completed a foreign equivalent of U.S. high
"High School education or its equivalent" means the successful completion of a
twelve year course of elementary and secondary education in the U.S. or
successful completion in another country of a formal course of elementary and
secondary education comparable to complete a 12 year education in the U.S.
Passage of a high school equivalency examination is not sufficient. It is
permissible to have completed one's education in less than twelve years or
greater than twelve years if the course of study completed is equivalent to a
U.S. high school education.
OPTION 2: You must have worked for at least two years in any qualified
occupation requiring at least two years of training or professional experience.
Most professions are accepted, for a complete list please inquire.
Proof of your requirements should NOT be submitted when entering the lottery
but will be requested by a consular officer after your name has been selected
and you formally apply for your permanent residence visa. Individuals who do not
match these basic requirements should not apply in this program.
DV Information and Registration Service provides an easy and convenient
registration service for the annual Green Card Lottery program. We will ensure
your application is registered in time and without formal errors on your
application form. Each application is checked and you will be contacted if
corrections or additional submissions are required in order for your application
to be valid. Each year approx. 25% of all entries are disqualified, many for
formal reasons: Missing photographs, poor handwriting or use of invalid
signatures are only some of the reasons many applications don't even have a
chance. Using a registration and application submission service will ensure your
application stands a full chance in this program.
A registration service also provides for address changes of people traveling
frequently. You can nominate any new address for notification in case your name