Green Card Lottery Requirements

The rules for entry into the Green Card Lottery are very strict and are not very flexible particularly regarding time-frames and deadlines. When the State Department says that the Diversity Visa registration period ends, it ends. This is why it is so important to register for the lottery as soon as possible.

On November 3 at noon Eastern Standard Time the registration period for the 2014 Diversity Visa will end and applicants who wish to try to win the Green Card Lottery must wait until next year to apply for the next lottery. Most people would like to avoid the unpleasantness of waiting an entire year to apply for the Green Card Lottery so it is important that applicants be prompt in their attentiveness to the deadline.

Properly filing for the Green Card Lottery is also relevant because so many people every year have their application rejected because of one reason or another, most often clerical errors. Multiple applications, incorrectly claimed countries of origin, photos of poor quality and incomplete application forms are common reasons for why applications are rejected every year.

The Green Card Lottery gives out 50,000 permanent resident cards every year to the lucky lottery winners who are able to meet all of the requirements for a green card. There are a multitude of benefits that come with the Green Card Lottery including the right to live, work and study in the United States. This also includes the ability to travel freely throughout the United States and enjoy the basic rights granted to American residents.

Permanent Residency does not expire as long as certain requirements are met, so it is more or less permission to indefinitely live in the United States. Permanent residents who disobey the law or leave the country for seriously extended periods of time will have their Green Cards revoked.

Apply for the Green Card Lottery today!

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