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US Green Card Priority Dates

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Priority dates, as they are called by the United States Department of state, are the timeframes issued to visa applicants that indicate when they are able to actually get their Green Cards.

Fortunately for those who win the Green Card Lottery, diversity visa winners do not need to have a priority date and they can immigrate within two years of filing their application.

There are no priority dates do not exist for the Green Card Lottery because there is no wait time. There are only a certain number of visas issued per year and only a certain number of people have the opportunity to apply for them.

Green Card Priority dates

On the other hand, many of the other ways one can get a Green Card are high in demand and therefore develop a wait time because there are not enough Green Cards to go around.

Green Cards through employment and most categories of family based visas are in very high demand. Immediate relative visas are issued on an unlimited basis and therefore do not have a wait period.

The wait periods for some family category visas are 24 years old! That means that they have only just now, in January of 2013, started granting immigration visas that were applied for in 1987.

The other routes to getting a green card can take a long period of time.

In many circumstances it may make a great deal of sense to file for a family category and file for the Green Card Lottery.

If you have already filed once with the United States government they can get a good idea of how much you really want to immigrate to the United States. Additionally, there is no penalty for applying for the Green Card Lottery and another program.

Really, one could look at the Green Card Lottery as a lottery for a very fresh priority number, one that is current so that you don’t have to wait.

You can check whether or not you have won the Green Card Lottery in May with your confirmation number. Do not lose your confirmation number because without it you cannot find out your status with the lottery.

The chances of winning the Green Card Lottery are significantly better than winning a cash lottery by many thousands of times. However, it sometimes takes multiple submissions to finally win. By using, you can be sure that your application is filed properly and on time year after year.

Can I Submit More Than One Application?

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Recently, has been asked if it is possible to submit more than one application for the Green Card Lottery, the short answer to this question is no.

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Applying for the Green Card Lottery can be a complicated process, there are a lot of rules! However, with, you can be sure that your application is submitted properly and your application will be accepted.

Most folks correctly reason that submitting more than one application they can increase their chances to win the lottery, but the United States Department of State explicitly forbids people from submitting more than one application.


You could potentially apply more than once, but as soon as the State Department realizes that you have done so all of your applications will be rejected. So, instead of slightly increasing your odds, the probability of winning drops to zero and you would have to wait until next year to apply again.

Generally, the only time of year when you can apply for the Green Card Lottery is around October. has found a kind of way around this problem. While it is true the application can only be submitted during the registration period, this does not mean that you have to wait for the registration period.

You can file with us at any time of the year and we will prepare your application for submittal as soon as the lottery opens up in the fall (Northern hemisphere of course).

This is really the only way you can improve your chances of winning. By filing correctly and on time, you can ensure that your application won’t be rejected, that’s a 100% chance of your entry into the lottery. If you aren’t sure whether or not you have filed correctly, your chances may be reduced down to some other percentage.

One very important thing that happens when you file your application with the Department of State is that they will give you a confirmation number. The confirmation number is important because it becomes your identifier in the lottery. Imagine it as the equivalent to the numbers you pick in a gambling lottery.

The confirmation number will be how you can find out if you have won or not in May of the following year of your application submittal. Without this number you will have no idea whether you won or not.

In the unfortunate scenario where you lose your confirmation number, the State Department cannot send you a new one. You might as well have never entered the lottery at all!

This is why it is exceedingly important for you to keep this number in a safe place. A good idea might be to keep a folder with all of the information related to the Green card Lottery and have the confirmation number written on the actual folder as well as on a sheet of paper within.

Be sure to file in time for the 2015 Green Card Lottery! The registration period is less than a year away!

Permanent Resident? Live in or Visit Historic New Orleans!

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

The Green Card Lottery ends in one day! Hurry up and apply with now so that in a couple of short years you can move to a beautiful place like New Orleans. The requirements for entry in the Green Card Lottery are few and makes the application process completely pain-free!

The city of New Orleans, located by the delta of the Mississippi River and the shore of the Gulf of Mexico, is a distinctly American town, although it has a rather unusual cultural makeup. Most places in the United States are primarily informed by British or Spanish tastes which reflect its history of colonization. Most of the United States was settled by the Spanish or the British Empire. However, New Orleans was settled by the French and was not purchased by the United States until the early 1800s.

The French colonial influence on the state of Louisiana is exemplified in a variety of ways. Many of the towns have French names, instead of counties they have parishes, and the architecture of New Orleans. Not to mention the famous French Quarter neighborhood of that gulf city.

The diversity of the city also comes from it being a major point of entry for immigrants in the 19th century and as a result is full of different kinds of cultures and peoples.

New Orleans is generally considered to be a cultural center of the South and is so distinctive that it even has a special local accent and dialect or creole. It is also often called the birth place of jazz and was Louis Armstrong’s home. Today there are many different Jazz festivals that take place within the city.

The French influence on the city is also evident in some of the traditions there such as their symbols, like the fleur-de-lis. France was a catholic colonizer and therefore catholic holidays happen to be of great importance in the city. Mardi Gras, which, translated into English means Fat Tuesday, takes place before lent every year (lent is a traditional period of aestheticism in the Catholic church) and is celebrated by an absolutely huge party involving decadent eating and drinking.

These features of the city not only make it a wonderful place to visit, but also to live. The history of the region make for the opportunity to constantly learn about American culture and diversity.

Permanent Residency: Path to American Benefits

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

The United States is full of infrastructure and programs that make life easier and make America one of the most advanced countries in the world. The Green Card Lottery, which is ending at noon on November 3, 2012, allows immigrants to get relatively easy permanent resident status which lets them enjoy the benefits and ancillary perks of the United States.

Many of the things that residents of the United States enjoy are courtesy of the government and are often overlooked by people who already live in America. There are some truly amazing structures and public works in the United States that make everyone’s lives easier, but we either don’t see them or we ignore them.

One of the largest and most ignored feats of American infrastructure is the Interstate Highway System. Officially it is named after Dwight D. Eisenhower the commanding general of World War II and American President during the 1950s. The primary interstate roads take up thousands upon thousands of miles of high-speed traffic across the country which feed smaller, but still impressively long state tributaries.

These roads are the arteries that keep the United States alive and its economy going strong. It allows millions of people to get to where they need to go every day and makes going on vacation a possibility without having to take three weeks to get to the vacation location.

Many people are also unaware that there are large amounts of money available to residents of the United States for the purpose of getting higher education. These come in the form of Pell grants or subsidized loans and are available to permanent residents as well as born citizens. Many people are wary of loans for school because they are afraid of debt, but they shouldn’t be. First of all debt isn’t an entirely bad thing, in fact, it builds one’s credit and allows you greater financial freedom. Student loans also carry some of the lowest interest rates around, significantly lower when compared to credit card interest. Also, with a college degree you are statistically more likely to get a higher paying job which will make it easier to pay back what you owe on the loan.

In order to receive the benefits of government assistance in going to school it is necessary to file the correct paperwork. Part of this is registration in the Selective Service if you are a man. The Selective Service is the American conscription registry and all men must register for it within 30 days of their 18th birthday. If you are a new immigrant between the ages of 18 and 26 you must also register with the Selective Service as soon as possible.

If you don’t register you will not be able to take out student loans or apply for grants for school so it is important that you do register. The likelihood of being drafted is extremely unlikely due to the United States’ military’s preference for an all-volunteer armed force. However, enlisting in the military is not a bad idea, there are a variety of programs surrounding the American armed forces that can help you be successful. Visit an enlistment station near you for more information.

Some Things You Might Not Know About The Green Card Lottery

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

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There are a lot of countries on this beautiful earth of ours and the majority of them are considered eligible for the Green Card Lottery according to the State Department. Eligibility is determined to belong to a certain country if the applicant was born there, had a parent who was born there or their wife was born there.

Countries become ineligible for the Green Card Lottery when they have more than 50,000 of its residents immigrate to the United States in the period of about four years. Congress, which makes the Green Card Lottery possible, determines other rules for which countries are eligible as well. The ineligible countries are Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, the United Kingdom and Vietnam. This list, however, does not mention some of the exceptions. Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and North Ireland are all eligible for the Green Card Lottery. Any territories associated with the UK are not eligible. Guatemala, which in the past was ineligible, is now eligible for the Green Card Lottery.

The State Department does not accept paper applications anymore and will not contact you regarding the status of your lottery submission. This means that if you get any unsolicited messages about the Green Card Lottery it is likely to be a scam. In order to learn about your status in the Green Card Lottery you must check online using the confirmation number that you obtained when you applied online. is not a scam and does provide a very valuable service albeit at a nominal price. By using our service to help you file for the Green Card Lottery you can be sure that your application will not be rejected for any mere clerical errors that so often disenfranchise other applicants. In this way you will be increasing your chances to win the Green Card Lottery.

The Green Card Lottery’s registration period only lasts for one month every year. In order to sign up you must register during this time period. For 2012 the registration period is from October 2 to November 3. This of course means that you only have about four days to register. Registration both begins and ends at noon.

After the applications have been collected the State Department will draw the winners using a randomized computer which will make the selection process as easy as possible. The selection takes place on May 1st of 2013. After the selection, winners will be notified that they have won and then may begin applying for the actual green card, or permanent resident card.

Immigration Reform: Romney’s View

Monday, October 29th, 2012

The upcoming presidential election will seriously impact the political direction of the United States and it is important for everyone, and particularly immigrants, to be familiar with the positions of both major candidates. Governor Mitt Romney has his own ideas regarding immigration in America:

The United States’ political parties are sometimes described by the difference between their opinions on how the Constitution should be handled. Oftentimes the more liberal a politician is the more interpretive they become, insisting that the Constitution is not a hard and fast set of laws, but rather a set of guidelines. Conservatives on the other hand are generally originalists and wish to maintain the rule and law of the Constitution. It is this rigid and distinctly loyal interpretation of how the Constitution is to be read that helps inform Mitt Romney’s policies quite often.

Romney supports bringing immigrants into the United States legally with such things as the Green Card Lottery, but there are some policies that he opposes because they are in conflict with the rule of law. Why is the rule of law so important? Because without it the United States would be a lawless land, sure congress could make laws, but who would enforce them if the executive branch arbitrarily chose which laws to uphold.

It is to prevent an anarchic state that Romney must stick to the existing laws about immigration. In his opinion, and rightfully so, it is the job of congress to enact reforms as it sees fit and his sole responsibility is to uphold the laws that congress passes. This is why he adamantly opposes the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. By instituting the DACA program, the President is not enforcing a law that congress passed and that he is required to uphold.

Romney says that he will not revoke the work permits for the people who were granted deferred action this year—because, after all, they did pay for the administration of the permits—but rather institute a different program, one that doesn’t smack of amnesty. Amnesty is probably one of the worst ideas when it comes to immigration enforcement because it will encourage people to disobey American immigration laws in the future. This is against the most basic tenets of American government.

Romney tends to support immigration reform that in turn supports the economy of the country. Considering the poor economic condition of the United States this should be the primary focus of the United States.

By forgiving the unlawful activities of some immigrants in the United States nothing is being added to the United States, instead an additional burden is being placed upon tax payers to support these undocumented immigrants.

Though the Green Card Lottery does not necessarily offer much to the United States Mitt Romney will support the Diversity Visa lottery program because it was created by congress and it is of course his job to enforce this policy.

Permanent Residents’ Rights

Friday, October 26th, 2012

The Green Card Lottery is ending in about a week, so it is of utmost importance to register as soon as possible. As of noon on November 3, 2012 people who want to apply for the Green Card Lottery will have to wait until next year to register. The Lottery grants 50,000 permanent resident visas to immigrants which allow them to live, work and study in the United States indefinitely. Sign up with today and make sure that your application is accurate and complete.

Another benefit of permanent residency, as we have discussed recently in other blogs and articles on, is that you will be protected by the rights of the United States Constitution like any other person in America. Some of the rights granted in the Constitution have influenced other governments greatly within the past couple of centuries and stand as a testament to American liberty.

The Seventh Amendment ensures that you are entitled to a jury in any civil case that you may become involved in. The alternative to this is that a judge makes the decision on your case by his or herself. The addition of a jury is much more Democratic.

The Eighth Amendment prevents the sentencing of cruel or unusual punishment or unnecessarily large bail. Bail being an amount of money you can pay the court in order to get out of jail before your trial. There are often arguments that last to today about what, exactly, cruel and unusual means.

The Thirteenth through the Fifteenth Amendments are very important and were all introduced and ratified immediately after the American Civil war to prevent any such future secession by American states.

The Thirteenth Amendment strictly prohibits the previously accepted practice of slavery and indentured servitude. The American Civil War was fought, partially, because of the trend of Northerners wanting this to become law, but Southerners opposed it.

The Fourteenth Amendment is particularly important for immigrants because it establishes the definition of citizenship. This is where the rule that all persons born in the United States are automatically citizens comes from.

The Fifteenth Amendment is very important to civil rights in the United States because it establishes that everyone can vote, particularly freed slaves. However, women would not get the right to vote until many years later in 1919 with the Nineteenth Amendment.

These rights are available to all citizens in the United States. The Amendments regarding voting are only for citizens because only citizens are allowed to vote. However, you can become a citizen by getting a permanent resident card and waiting a few years before applying for citizenship. Apply for the Green Card Lottery with and get on the path to United States citizenship today!

Green Card Lottery: Common Mistakes

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

The Green Card Lottery is ending soon, so you need to be sure to apply before it’s too late, but don’t be in such a rush to file that you make an error that disqualifies your application! The registration period for the 2014 Diversity Visa ends on November 3, 2012, at noon Eastern Standard Time. Generally applications are rejected either for not having the proper qualifications or not being correctly filled out. Here are some common mistakes that consulates have noticed people making.

Country of Chargeability: The Department of State requires that you be from a certain country in order to apply for the Green Card Lottery. Most countries are eligible except for Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Mainland China, Colombia, The Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, the Philippines, South Korea, the United Kingdom and Vietnam. However, the country that you live in is not your country of eligibility, rather, it is your country of birth. You can also claim your parent’s country of birth or your spouse’s. If you were born in a state that is no longer extant claim your country of chargeability to be the country that the area is in now.

Multiple entries: Some people believe that they will increase their chances of winning the Green Card Lottery by submitting multiple entries, but they would be wrong. Multiple entries will invalidate your application, so the best you can do to ensure that your application will be accepted is to submit it correctly the first and only time.

Listing Spouses and Children: When you file for the Green Card Lottery it is very important to include the names and information of your spouse and children who you plan on taking with you on the Green Card Lottery Visa. If you don’t include this information, even if you will not be taking your wife or children with you on the visa, your application will be disqualified. The State Department is quite strict when it comes to these rules, so it’s best to do exactly as instructed.

Waiting Too Late: Many people wait far too late to apply for the Green Card Lottery which causes them to not read the instructions very closely. It is surprising how very small details can get you disqualified in this program and if you do not take your time in filing the application you may end up being disqualified for some reason or another. This is why it helps to have a second set of eyes to help you look over your application. This is exactly what does and with our experience and helpful customer service we can help you enter the Green Card Lottery in time for the 2014 Diversity Visa.

So sign up today and get on the path to United States permanent residency!

Immigration Reform—On Obama’s Docket if Re-Elected

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

The big news in the United States right now has everything to do with the upcoming Presidential election.  The results of which will most certainly affect permanent residents. This is why if you want to get permanent residency through the Green Card Lottery you should do so as soon as possible before the 3rd of November when its registration period will end for this year. The Green Card Lottery is probably the easiest and most expedient way to get a Green Card in the United States and would behoove you to apply for one today through We ensure that your application is filled out properly and won’t be rejected just because of some silly error.

Barack Obama recently released some transcripts that he previously labeled as being off-the-record that discuss the future of immigration in the United States. Off-the-record is a journalism term that means that whatever has been said cannot be quoted in a publication, a newspaper in this case. However, since Obama released the transcripts the reporters can now write about what he said.

The comments are really no different than the statements he has been making on the campaign trail this year, but he did very specifically address immigration issues. The President made it abundantly clear that he intends to really enact some change on the immigration reform front in the next four years if re-elected.

This may be in response to criticisms earlier in the year that he might just be saying things to Hispanics to get elected, but it is also equally possible that Obama feels a sense of fealty to Hispanic voters because of their constant support. Either point can be interpreted as being true. In the same four years Obama has both tightened immigration enforcement and put in place a relief program for young undocumented immigrants.

President Obama has been criticized by Governor Mitt Romney (his challenger in the election) for this bi-polarity of policy, but it is commonly accepted that Governor Romney is not going to do great things for immigrants if re-elected. In fact, some have even gone so far as to say that he is anti-immigration.

The truth of that matter is that Romney is not anti-immigration, but rather has a very different idea of how the issue should be handled. His opinion is that immigration laws should be based much more on merit than compassion. Instead of granting someone permanent residency because they already live here, he would prefer to give that green card to someone who is going to create jobs in the country.

There are, of course, benefits to both plans, and it will be interesting to see how the candidates will handle the immigration problem in the United States. And although it’s an unlikely thing, it is possible that Congress may push to do away with the Green Card Lottery. So, just in case you should consider applying for your green card here at today and live in one of the best democracies on Earth!

Permanent Residents and U.S. Education

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

The Green Card Lottery’s registration period only comes once a year and it will end this year on November 3rd at noon EST. The Green Card Lottery is one of the easiest ways to get permanent residency in the United States. Some other pathways to green cards can take decades, but if you win the Green Card Lottery you might be able to get a permanent resident card within two years. can help you file your application correctly and ensure that you are entered in the lottery.

Among the benefits of permanent residency in the United States you will have access to the rights guaranteed by the oldest Constitution in the world and you may also live, work and study in the United States. Education has a very high value in American society and it is a topic of near constant discussion. With an education you can raise your social status, get better jobs and make more money. This opportunity is directly tied to the concept of the American Dream.

Every year magazines or other publications release lists of the top universities in America. Below are excerpts from two of these reports, U.S. News and World Report and Forbes. They use different measurements to decide which school is better, so the lists are generally not the same.

U.S. News and World Report’s top five universities in the United States:

  1. Harvard University in Massachusetts.
  2. Princeton University in New Jersey.
  3. Yale University in Connecticut.
  4. Columbia University in New York.
  5. University of Chicago in Illinois.

Forbes top five universities in the United States:

  1. Williams College in Massachusetts.
  2. Princeton University in New Jersey.
  3. Amherst College in Massachusetts.
  4. The United States Military Academy in New York.
  5. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Massachusetts.

The top ranked schools on these lists are most often very expensive and there has been some backlash in recent years about these lists. Are these schools really the best? For some they might be, but really when you are thinking about attending school you shouldn’t necessarily consider what the most prestigious or most expensive school is.

Rather, when choosing a school, you should consider what school fits your needs the best. You should think about your budget, the amount of time you want to spend in school, what program you want to enter and what kind of general experience you want to have while getting your education. Just because these schools rank high on these lists does not mean that they are the best for you.

This is what the phrase “the land of opportunity” means. There are thousands of universities, colleges, community colleges and other technical schools around the country. As a permanent resident you can go to any of them. You might even be able to get financial assistance to attend!

So sign up for the Green Card Lottery today with and get on track for expanding your horizons in the United States of America!

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