The US Green Card Lottery Program, known as DV (Diversity Visa) Lottery program, is a good opportunity for potential immigrants to obtain the status as a permanent legal resident of the USA. You may apply by yourself at the U.S. Department of State website, if you wish. This program runs each year and provides 50,000 "Green Cards" to applicants randomly selected in a lottery process.
2013 USA Green Card Lottery Service
The United States government issues 55,000 Green Cards every year through the USA Green Card Lottery. Applicants are selected randomly by a computer generated drawing. If selected, the main applicant, spouse and all unmarried children under 21 years of age will have a chance to receive permanent resident status in the United States.
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A chance for you to legally live and work in the U.S.A. with a legal green card.
50,000 winners and their families will win a US green card every year!
Easy online registration
Double chances for married people to win the green card lottery.
Winners will receive a FREE airline ticket from USAGCLS*
Applications for the green card lottery are accepted only online. In the past, paper applications with signatures were accepted. In 2003, this process was changed by the U.S. Government and green card applicants may only apply for the lottery online.
Please see the description of the USAGCLS process:
Check if you qualify
Pay an administrative fee
Receive registration number and password to your account
Log into to your account any time to complete/change your information
Provide photos of yourself and any co-applicant
Have Diversity Visa application submitted
Winners are notified by mail
Winners will receive a FREE airline ticket from USAGCLS *
Permanent Resident is the status received after you complete all of your processing of your applications and obtain your residence visa - Green Card.
You are permitted to remain in the United States indefinitely with a green card.
You are permitted to work in any job that you can obtain, and you may start a business
You must pay taxes on you “world-wide” income on an annual basis
You are permitted to leave the United States and return in the same status with a green card
You must continue to “reside” in the United States. This means you must live most of the time in the United States and have significant ties to the United States. With special permission
you may leave for up to two years. (Reentry Permission)
You can file for citizenship after five years if you have completed requisite residence periods in the United States. Citizenship allows you to vote and obtain a U.S. Passport, while your status as permanent residence with a green card does not.
"Alien petitioners for the Diversity Visa Program will no longer be permitted to submit a petition by mail. Instead, the Department will require that all petitions be submitted to it in an electronic format, using an Internet website dedicated specifically to the submission and receipt of Diversity Visa."
Use of this website is subject to the USAGCLS
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* Winners will receive a free ticket (up to $500 value) for their one airline ticket to the USA. Used airline ticket and a green card copy have to be mailed to USAGCLS to claim a $500 refund from USAGCLS.
Terms mentioned herein are limited to winners of DV 2011 who processed their winning application through a qualified USAGCLS plan and received their green card as a result