Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (Green Card Lottery): A Complete Guide

What is Diversity Immigrant Visa Program?

  • The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program was established by statute and is annually administered by the Department of State. A type of immigrant known as “diversity immigrants” from nations with historically low rates of immigration to the United States is allowed under Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
  • Up to 55,000 Diversity Visas (DVs) will be made available for the Fiscal Year 2023. Registration for the DV program is free of charge.

What is the eligibility?

  • Candidates who are chosen for the program (selectees) must satisfy straightforward but stringent qualifying conditions in order to be eligible for a DV.
  • Those who are citizens of nations with historically low immigration rates to the US may be admitted.
  • Each DV applicant must satisfy the program’s requirements for education and job experience by possessing one of the following: at least a high school diploma, which is the equivalent of completing a 12-year formal elementary and secondary education course,
  • two years of work experience in the last five years in a job that calls for at least two years of education or training. To determine the appropriate job experience, the Department of State will consult the O*Net Online database of the U.S. Department of Labor.

How to register/apply for Diversity Visa Lottery?

  • Between 12:00 pm (noon), Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), Wednesday, October 6, 2021, and 12:00 pm (noon), Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT5), Tuesday, November 9, 2021, applicants must electronically submit entries for the DV-2023 program.
  • Waiting until the penultimate week of the registration period to enter may cause website problems due to high demand. Paper submissions and late entries won’t be allowed.
  • Each entry time is limited to one entry per person by law. To identify multiple submissions, the Department of State employs advanced technology. If you submit multiple entries, you will not be eligible for a DV.

Where to check Diversity Visa Lottery results?

  • You will get a confirmation screen with your name and a special confirmation number after submitting a complete entry.
  • For your records, print out the confirmation screen. Return to the Entrant Status Verify page, click it, and then input your specific confirmation number and personal data to check the status of your submission.
  • To receive instructions on how to continue with your application, you must visit Entrant Status Check.
  • The American government won’t give you a direct update. The only place to get guidance on how to proceed with your application is Entrant Status Check. If you are chosen and submit the necessary paperwork and a visa application, you must use the Entrant Status Check to determine the date of your immigrant visa interview appointment.

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