Global Allianz Immigration consultants will prepare and file all the required forms and documents for DV-1 visas.
The US Green Card Lottery Program is officially known as the Diversity Visa Lottery Program or the DV Lottery Program. Each year, this program allows 50,000 applicants to receive a green card (and thereby permanent legal residency in the US) as part of a random lottery selection process.
The 1996 Immigration Act created The Immigrant Diversity Visa Lottery Program in order to create greater diversity in immigration. Many US immigrants come from a few geographic regions and in many cases these regions remain the same year after year. The DV Lottery Program is designed to allow immigrants from other regions to have a chance to immigrate to the US. The 50, 000 green cards available as part of the DV Lottery Program are distributed among six different world geographic areas, with more green cards going to those areas where little immigration to the US takes place. Any country that has sent at least 50, 000 immigrants to the US over the past five years is not eligible for the lottery program. As well, no country may receive more than 7% of the 50, 000 green cards slated for one year. Green cards offered through the Diversity Visa Lottery Program are awarded through a random computer draw.
WHO QUALIFIES FOR THIS VISA?
- To qualify for the Diversity Visa Lottery Program, you must live in a qualifying country;
- You must also meet either a training requirement or an education requirement;
- If you have two years of training or work experience or a high school education you may meet this requirement in most fields of work.
If you win a visa through the Diversity Visa Lottery Program, you and your children and spouse will be eligible to live and work permanently in the US. To apply for the program, you must file Form I-485 when a visa becomes available. Applications for the Diversity Visa Lottery Program are only accepted at specific times of the year – usually between October and December. You can check the US Department of State website to learn when the next Lottery Program will take place.