Can I Submit More Than One Application?

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!