Every year, the U.S. government makes available 50,000 permanent resident visas to the citizens of countries with a low rate of immigration to the United States. The program, known as the Diversity Visa Program, or the Green Card Lottery, is mandated by the U.S. Congress and administered by the Department of State.
If you are interested in applying for the lottery, please go to the website at dvlottery.state.gov.
Interested persons should visit the lottery website at www.dvlottery.state.gov to see if their country qualifies. Any person living in an under-represented country, who is interested in emigrating to the United States by way of the lottery, will find the lottery application on the website.
Registration for the 2015 Diversity Visa lottery begins on Tuesday, October 1st, at 1700 hours Greenwich Mean Time, and will close on Saturday, November 2nd at 1700 hours GMT.
If you are interested in applying for the lottery, please go to the website at dvlottery.state.gov. Fill out the electronic DV entry form, or E-DV. Once you have e-mailed the entry, you will receive a confirmation page. Print it out and save it. Don’t give it to anyone else.
This is very important, because it contains your registration number. Only by using this number will you be able to check the dvlottery.state.gov website, to see if your entry was selected. If so, you will be notified online of the date and time of your visa interview appointment, and receive instructions for how to apply for immigrant visas for yourself and all eligible family members.
Do not send more than one entry, as that will automatically disqualify you. No paper entries will be accepted.
Please do not to wait until the last week to apply, because heavy demand might cause website delays. Not being able to access the webpage due to heavy traffic will not cause an extension of the deadline. No entries will be accepted after 1700 Greenwich Mean Time on November 2, 2013.
Please note that you must be a citizen of an eligible country. You must have completed a 12-year course of education, or have at least two years of work experience within the last five years, in an occupation that requires at least two years of training or experience to perform.
All winners are chosen by a random drawing.
Entry into the lottery is free and easy to do. Anyone asking for money to help ease the process is running a scam.