The Green Card Lottery has a plethora of advantages to it and before you apply you should understand how valuable it is.
It’s surprisingly inexpensive to apply for the Green Card Lottery because there is relatively little wait time, you won’t have to spend a lot of time preparing letters of recommendation. You also won’t have to spend any money on an immigration petition, potentially saving your family or future employer money.
Application for the Green Card Lottery is relatively easy when compared to the other immigration pathways. In other Green Card application processes, applicants must first mail in a petition, then wait for its approval, then wait for their priority number to become current (which could be years!) and only then can they apply for their Green Card.
With the Green Card Lottery, applicants simply apply during the registration period, six months later they find out whether or not they have won and they spend the summer making their final application for their Green Card.
It has minimal requirements for entry!
Many potential immigrants find out that they can’t come to the United States because they don’t have any relatives or work prospects in the United States. The Green Card Lottery is perfect for these people because it only has two requirements:
- Applicants must be from a country with historically low immigration to the United States.
- Applicants must have at least a high school education or two years of experience in a job that took two years of training.
If you can meet these two requirements, you can immigrate to the US.
Lots of people apply for the Green Card Lottery, but the computer selection system that the Department of State uses to choose winners is designed to fairly select winners of the Green Card Lottery.