What is a dv lottery Lottery :
dv lottery Lottery program provides 55,000 green card lottery each fiscal year. Persons are drawn from the randomly selected entries from the persons who meet strict eligibility requirements from countries with low rates of immigration to the U.S. It is officially called the Diversity Immigrant Visa program(green card lottery) and provides the U.S. green card to those selected and who go through the entire process of getting the immigrant visa and are not otherwise ineligible to immigrate to the U.S.
green card lottery Eligible Countries:
ALGERIA, ANGOLA, BENIN, BOTSWANA, BURKINA FASO, BURUNDI, CAMEROON, CAPE VERDE, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, CHAD, COMOROS, CONGO, CONGO- DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF, COTE D’IVIORE (IVORY COAST), DJIBOUTI, EGYPT, EQUATORIAL GUINEA, ERITREA, ETHIOPIA, GABON, GAMBIA-THE, GHANA, GUINEA, GUINEA-BISSAU, KENYA, LESOTHO, LIBERIA , LIBYA, MADAGASCAR, MALAWI, MALI, MAURITANIA, MAURITIUS, MOROCCO, MOZAMBIQUE, NAMIBIA, NIGER, RWANDA, SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE, SENEGAL, SEYCHELLES, SIERRA LEONE, SOMALIA, SOUTH AFRICA, SOUTH SUDAN, SUDAN, SWAZILAND, TANZANIA, TOGO, TUNISIA, UGANDA, ZAMBIA, ZIMBABWE
AFGHANISTAN, BAHRAIN, BHUTAN, BRUNEI, BURMA, CAMBODIA, EAST TIMOR, HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION, INDONESIA, IRAN, IRAQ, ISRAEL, JAPAN, JORDAN, KUWAIT, LAOS, LEBANON, MALAYSIA, MALDIVES, MONGOLIA, NEPAL, NORTH KOREA, OMAN, QATAR, SAUDI ARABIA, SINGAPORE, SRI LANKA, SYRIA, TAIWAN, THAILAND, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, YEMEN
(Asia countries which do not qualify for DV-2015 program: BANGLADESH, CHINA – mainland born, INDIA, PAKISTAN, PHILIPPINES, SOUTH KOREA and VIETNAM.)
ALBANIA, ANDORRA,ARMENIA, AUSTRIA, AZERBAIJAN, BELARUS, BELGUIM, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, BULGARIA, CROATIA, CYPRUS, CZECH REPUBLIC, DENMARK including components and dependent areas overseas, ESTONIA, FINLAND, FRANCE including components and dependent areas oversees, GEORGIA, GERMANY, GREECE, HUNGARY, ICELAND, IRELAND (only Northern Ireland) , ITALY, KAZAKSTAN, KOSOVO, KYRGYZSTAN, LATVIA, LICHTENSTEIN, LITHUANIA, LUXEMBOURG, MACAU SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION, MACEDONIA, MALTA, MOLDOVA, MONACO, MONTENEGRO, NETHERLANDS including components and dependent areas overseas, NORTHERN IRELAND, NORWAY, POLAND, PORTUGAL including components and dependent areas overseas, ROMANIA, RUSSIA, SAN MARINO, SERBIA, SLOVAKIA, SLOVENIA, SPAIN, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, TAJIKISTAN, TURKEY, TURKMENISTAN, UKRAINE, , UZBEKISTAN, VATICAN CITY
(In North America, CANADA AND MEXICO do not qualify for the green card lottery diversity program.)
AUSTRALIA including components and dependent areas overseas, FIJI, KIRIBATI, MARSHALL ISLANDS, MICRONESIA Federated States of, NAURU, NEW ZEALAND including components and dependent areas overseas, PALAU, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, SOLOMON ISLANDS, TONGA, TUVALU, VANUATU and SAMOA
SOUTH AMERICA, CENTRAL AMERICA, and the CARIBBEAN
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, ARGENTINA, BARBADOS, BELIZE, BOLIVIA, CHILE, COSTA RICA, CUBA, DOMINICA, GRENADA, GUATEMALA, GUYANA, HONDURAS, NICARAGUA, PANAMA, PARAGUAY, SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS, SAINT LUCIA, SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES, SURINAME, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, URUGUAY, VENEZUELA
(Countries in this region which do not qualify for green card lottery diversity program: BRAZIL, COLOMBIA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, ECUADOR, EL SALVADOR, HAITI, JAMAICA, MEXICO, and PERU.)
green card lottery Qualifying education/Work experience and Occupation requirements:
The dv lottery Program requires the principal Green card applicant to have a high school education, or its equivalent, or two years of qualifying work experience as defined under provisions of U.S. law.
dv lottery Work Experience requirements:
If you are qualifying with work experience, you must have two years of experience in the last five years, in an occupation which, by U.S. Department of Labor definitions, requires at least two years of training or experience that is designated as Job Zone 4 or 5, classified in a Specific Vocational Preparation (SVP) rating of 7.0 or higher.
green card lottery Age Requirements:
There is no age requirement for the dv lottery lottery application.
If You Are Selected for the green card lottery :
If you receive notification through the Electronic Diversity Visa (E-DV) website that you have been selected for further processing in the dv lottery lottery program, you must successfully complete the steps before a consular interview can be scheduled to determine if you will receive a green card lottery visa. You should complete these steps as soon as possible.