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What Is Green Card Lottery

06th April 2011
By Sachin Kumar Airan in Immigration Law
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Green card lottery is a program that is for people that are coming from other countries. This program provides visas to people coming from countries that have sent less than 50,000 immigrants to the United States in the last five years.

The United States department of State conducts the lottery every year. They choose the winner at random based on the applications that they receive. If you have been chosen as one of the winners then you will be given the choice of living in the United States permanently. One your permanent residence is granted you will be able to live and work in the United States as a United States resident. If you are a winner of the green card lottery you will be able to bring your wife or husband over to this United States along with any children that are unmarried and are under the age of 21.

Before you fill out the application you need to make sure that you are qualified to participate in the green card lottery. The requirements are not difficult to meet. The green card lottery is one of the easiest and most simple ways to gain a green card to be able to work and live in the United States. The requirements for the green card lottery are: Belonging to a country that is qualified meaning the country that you are trying leave has to have had less than 50,000 immigrants coming to the United States in the last five years. You can only submit one application if you are caught with more than application submitted you can be disqualified from the lotto the only way that you can submit more than one application is if you're married. Your spouse can fill one out as well.

You have to have an educational background. You either have to have completed high school or the equivalent, or you can have work experience that is relevant of the last five years. If your country is not eligible for the green card lottery then you can enter the lottery through your spouse if they are from an eligible nation or through your parents if they were born in an eligible country.

Once you have been deemed eligible you can fill out the application, which is easy to do and obtain, you access the application online fill it out and take pictures of all your family members that have been registered on the application. There is a processing fee that you have to pay for in order to complete your application. When you submit the application and pay the fee you will be given a confirmation number that allows you to track your application.

If your application is chosen you will be sent a letter that tells you a date and time that you will need to talk to the United States counselor office. You will only be notified if you are a winner, you can go online and check to see if you won or not with the confirmation that was given to you when you completed the application.

USAFIS organization invites you to participate in the US Diversity Visa and Green Card Lottery program where you may get an immigration visa and be able to legally live and work in the United States.
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