How do I get a US Diversity Visa?

Who is eligible for Diversity Visa?

In order to qualify for the Diversity Visa, you must have been born in a country that sent less than 50,000 immigrants to the United States over the past 5 years.

How long does it take to get a Diversity Visa?

A diversity visa is usually valid for up to six months from the date of issuance unless your medical examination expires sooner, which may make your visa valid for less than six months.

What are the chances of getting a Diversity Visa?

For the past three decades, the Diversity Visa Program has awarded a path to legal permanent residence to about 55,000 people each year from countries with low levels of immigration to the U.S. Each applicant has a less than 1% chance of winning a green card.

How much is the Diversity Visa fee?

Before the interview, each applicant must pay the Diversity Visa fee. For DV-2022 applicants the fee is $330 per person. This fee is nonrefundable, whether a visa is issued or not.

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What documents are needed for DV?

In order to register for the DV Lottery, you must provide the following information:

  • Last name, first name(s)
  • Date, place and country of birth.
  • Address.
  • Passport information (number, country of issue and expiry date of the passport)
  • Marital status.
  • if applicable, information on children and spouse.

Does DV lottery require passport?

Passport Requirement: Beginning with entries for DV-2021, the Department of State’s regulations require all entrants to provide a valid passport number at the time of DV entry, unless they are unable to obtain a passport and fall under one of three limited exemptions.

What is the age limit for DV lottery?

There is no minimum age to apply for the diversity lottery program. However, because of the requirement of a high school education or work experience for each applicant at the time of application, it will effectively disqualify most persons who are under the age of 18.

What is the next step after getting Green Card?

Rights of a Permanent Resident

Apply to become a U.S. citizen once you are eligible. Usually in 5th year after maintaining Green Card. Request a visa for your husband or wife and unmarried children to live in the U.S. Get Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, and Medicare benefits, if you are eligible.

Is green card lottery free?

Entering the green card lottery is free. The drawing is random and by computer. You can only find out whether you have won by going to www.dvlottery.state.gov (typically beginning May 1). If you win and are permitted to apply, you will have to pay a fee, but that will be in person at a U.S. embassy or consulate.

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How can I increase my chances of winning DV lottery?

The best way to increase your family’s chances of success is to have all eligible family members register for the lottery. For details on who meets the country, educational, and other eligibility requirements, see Winning a Green Card Through the Visa Lottery.

How hard is it to win the green card lottery?

The average chance of winning a Green Card with The American Dream is about 1:25 to 1:75, depending on the region and year (for Europeans recently around 1:45).

How many DV visa issued 2021?

Out of 55,000 FY-2021 Diversity Visas (DV) allotted by Congress, so far the State Department has issued less than 14,000.