The Green Card Lottery also known as US Diversity Immigrant Visa program was launched in 1990. The main aim of this lottery is to increase immigration to the US. Around 50,000 applicants are selected randomly through a lottery in the computer.
The DV-2016 opened on 1st October 2014 (EDT) (GMT-4) and will close at noon on November 3rd, 2014 (EST-Eastern Standard Time).
All entries are to be entered electronically using the electronic DV form at dvlottery.state.gov only. The US Department of State also issued the notice that after noon (EST) on Nov 3rd, no entries will be accepted.
The much touted and yearned for Green Card is a ‘symbol of prosperity’ for many. There are other types of US permanent visas or green cards like EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3. EB meaning employment based and 1, 2 or 3 denoting categories based on marriage to a US citizen or to a permanent visa holder.
India and many Asian countries, with China and some European nations have been excluded from the list released by the US State Dept recently. These countries have already met the maximum limit of immigrants sent and America wants other countries to be given a chance. However a person born in one the countries given in the list below can still be eligible to apply if he/she meets the below conditions:
The countries not included in the list given out by the US State Dept are:
Eligibility of applications
In order to submit an entry under the green card visa requirement an applicant must have:
And if lady luck smiles on you and you become of the persons selected out of the millions, it becomes relatively easy to gain immigration to the US.
The screening doesn’t stop here. Applicants once selected via lottery are subjected to further checks such as:
The last date for this year’s closure of entries is 3rd November. The applicants selected in the lottery will be published on the US State Dept’s website.
News Source: US Citizenship and Immigration Services
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