Get your keyboards & photos ready folks! The DV-2013 visa lottery will open on October 4, 2011.
What is the Diversity Visa Lottery?
The DV lottery program, also referred to sometimes as the green card lottery, is a program created by Congress to encourage diversity within the US pool of immigrants. Specifically, the program allots a total of 50,000 visas to natives of certain countries. These countries are ones from which historically, fewer people have immigrated. Watch out – the list of countries changes from year to year, so just because your country was on the list last year does not mean it will be this year, and vice versa.
Some additional tips:
If you are interested in pursuing permanent residence in the US, and if you meet the other requirements, this is a great opportunity to take advantage of a fantastic program that may mean the fast-track to a green card!
As with all other information on this site, the above is not legal advice, and you should not take action or refrain from taking action based on this information. If you need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact our office.