What are the odds?

What are the odds? What are the odds of winning a green card? To answer this question with mathematical precision we need to divide the number of members of your continent (group of countries) in the year of the draw by the number of immigrant visas allotted to your continent (group of countries). At the time of the draw, it is impossible to guess how many people will participate in the current year. Consequently, it is impossible to calculate the exact probability of winning. To visualize the chances of winning...

Should I participate?

Should I participate? It does not cost anything to participate in the lottery while as a prize one can obtain a residence permit and authorization to work in the U.S., free education, and in future a U.S. citizenship and a visa-free entry to many countries of the world. This is not a complete list of benefits that come with winning the lottery. . Many people think “why do I need this? Life here is good enough! “Others shrug their shoulders and say that they have nothing and no one waiting for them in the...

Instructions for passport photos

Instructions for passport photos A digital passport photo of you, your spouse, and each child must be submitted online with your application. The passport photo can be produced either by taking a new digital photograph or by scanning a photographic print with a digital scanner. The passport photo must adhere to the compositional and technical specifications listed below. Entrants may test their passport photos for suitability through the photo validation link on www.dvlottery.state.gov before submitting their entries. The...

How to participate in the Lottery?

How to participate in the Lottery? The Department of State will only accept completed entry forms submitted electronically at www.dvlottery.state.gov during the registration period. All entries by an individual will be disqualified if more than ONE entry for that individual is received, regardless of who submitted the entry. You may prepare and submit your own entry or  have someone submit the entry for you. There are NO COSTS or FEES to register.  A registered entry that complies with submission instructions will result...

What is Green card Lottery?

What is Green card Lottery? The congressionally mandated Diversity Immigrant Visa Program also known as Green card lottery is administered on an annual basis by the Department of State and conducted based on United States law, specifically Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). This law provides for a class of immigrants known as “diversity immigrants,” with visas made available to persons from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States. Generally, 50,000 diversity...