Also see our Diversity Visa Lottery FAQs – Green Card Lottery FAQs. 50,000 immigrants to the United States in the past five years. Diversity Visa Lottery Program, you will obtain a Green Card and be authorized to live and work permanently in the United States. You will also be allowed to bring your wife or husband and any unmarried children under the age of 21 to the United States. Diversity Visa Lottery every year, and randomly selects applicants from all qualified entries. Green Card issuance, more than 50,000 entries are selected to ensure that all of the available Diversity Visas are issued. Diversity Visa Lottery are no longer notified by mail.
You must go to the electronic diversity visa website and use Entry Status Check to find out if you have been selected or not. Entry Status Check will be available beginning May 1, 2011 and is the only way those selected will be notified for DV-2012. Diversity Visa Lottery is for fiscal year 2012. Persons born in Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR and Taiwan are eligible. For DV-2012, no countries have been added or removed from the previous year’s list of eligible countries. OR you must have two years of work experience within the last five years in an occupation that requires at least two years of training or experience to perform. Then click on the link for the specific Occupation. Diversity Visa Lottery applications are rejected each year for failure to follow the directions.
You are encouraged not to wait until the last week to submit your application because heavy demand may result in delays on the State Department visa lottery website. Diversity Visa Lottery entry, or have someone submit the entry for you. Failure to complete the form in its entirety will disqualify your entry. If someone else prepares your entry form, you are encouraged to be present when it is submitted, and you should keep a copy of the confirmation page and your confirmation number. The confirmation number is required to find out if you are selected and to proceed with the immigration process, and you do not want anyone to lose or withhold this number from you for any reason. A successfully registered visa lottery entry will result in the display of a confirmation screen containing your name and a unique confirmation number. Diversity Visa Lottery entry by returning to the website and using Entry Status Check. Diversity Visa Lottery entries by an applicant will be disqualified if more than ONE entry for the applicant is received, regardless of who submitted the entry. Your country of eligibility will normally be the same as your country of birth. Your country of eligibility is not related to where you live.
Failure to submit the required photographs for you, your spouse, and each child listed will result in an incomplete entry that will not be accepted and must be resubmitted. Failure to enter the correct photograph of each individual into the system will result in your disqualification and the refusal of all visas associated with the case at the time of the visa interview. The image file can be produced either by taking a new digital photograph or by scanning a photographic print with a digital scanner. Color photographs in 24-bit color depth are required. Black and white, monochrome, or grayscale photographs will NOT be accepted. The minimum image resolution must be 600 pixels high by 600 pixels wide, and the height must equal the width. 50 percent and 69 percent of the image’s total height. 56 percent and 69 percent of the image’s height.
The photo should have you in front of a neutral, light-colored background. Photos taken with very dark or patterned, busy backgrounds will not be accepted. Photos in which your face is not in focus will not be accepted. Photos in which you are wearing sunglasses or other items that detract from your face will not be accepted. Photos with head coverings or hats are only acceptable due to religious beliefs, and even then, may not obscure any portion of your face. Photos with tribal or other headgear not specifically religious in nature are not acceptable. Photos of military, airline or other personnel wearing hats will not be accepted. This must be clear and complete, because any future mailings will be sent there.