You’ve entered the green card lottery year after year, and you know you qualify for all the eligibilities criteria to be selected for the lottery.  And after all the years of waiting, you finally get that letter in mail notifying you that you are now 1 of 50,000 selected few people this year that’s been selected to move forward with the diversity visa green card program.   Now what?

First of all, winning the green card lottery does not actually guarantee you a green card.  It simply gives you the opportunity to move forward to apply for the green card.  The important thing to do is to fill out the forms immediate and began the green card application process immediately.  Since the process is essentially on a first come first serve basis, people with the most issues on their applications will likely take longer to process, and therefore, more likely to get rejected as the spaces fill up.

If you are currently living abroad, you will need to go to through the U.S. consulate in your country to interview for the immigrant visa.

If you’re already living in the U.S., you will simply fill out the I-485 Form to began applying for the green card.

The entire process along with the application must be completed before the deadline or before the diversity visas run out.

Once all that is done, you will then be approved for the green card.  You will be able to enter the U.S. without major problems as you will be entering as a permanent resident.  Then you will be living the American dream!


Eligibility For Green Card Lottery

  • Do you have a job opportunity lined up for you in the United States?
  • Do you have any family members residing in the United States?
  • Do you have $500,000 to $1,000,000 to invest in a new business and create new jobs in the United States?

If none of these options apply to you, then  you may want to look into the diversity visa, which is most commonly known as the green card lottery or the dv lottery.

Each year the USCIS issues 50,000 diversity visas through a lottery system, with all qualifications being equal, your chances of getting a green card basically is drawn from a hat.

Rules for the Green Card Lottery

You can either be currently living in the U.S. or abroad, your chances are the same.  Essentially why this system was created was to promote and allow people from countries that typically have very few immigrations into the U.S.  The U.S. is, afterall, land created by migrants, and the U.S. would like to continue to draw interest from different parts of the world.  As long as you fit the criteria above, and is either a high school graduate OR have two years of working experience, then you can submit a diversity visa entry form, along with all the supporting documents to the DOS by lottery deadline, then you will be entered into the lottery.

Green Card Lottery Cost

The cost to enter the dv lottery?  FREE!  That’s right, the only cost is the green card application if you’re chosen in the green card lottery.

Grren Card Lottery Selection

The green card lottery system is purely random, selected by the computer.