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!


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