The Green Card Lottery has entered the second week of its registration period. That leaves only three more weeks for hopeful lottery winners to register for their chance to immigrate to the United States!
The Green Card Lottery only accepts applications for a month every year, which makes it very important to ensure proper application in the program.
There are only two requirements that immigrants must be able to meet in order to be eligible for participation in the lottery:
- Immigrants must be from one of the approved eligible countries of origin. This list has been published in the State Department’s Diversity Visa Lottery Instructions.
- Applicants must also meet a minimum education requirement. A high school degree equivalent to the United States education program will be accepted. Alternatively, two years of experience in a profession that required two years of training will also be accepted as long as the profession meets certain Department of Labor standards.
Registrants for the Green Card Lottery will only be given one chance to apply for the lottery correctly, any attempts to submit multiple applications will result in the disqualification of the applicant.
As a result of this rule, it is very important that applicants have all of the necessary information at hand when registering.
It is suggested that applicants closely examine the Diversity Visa Lottery instructions before applying if they do not wish to retain third-party assistance.
One of the most important parts of the process is to retain the confirmation number when finished with registering.
Without the confirmation number, applicants will not be able to tell if they have won a chance to apply for an immigration visa. The winners of the Green Card Lottery are announced on May 1 of the year following the registration period.
The Green Card Lottery 2015 winners will be announced on May 1, 2014.