The green card lottery, more popularly referred to as the DV lottery is basically a doorway for aspiring foreign nationals to live and work in the country which has been their dream country – the United States of America. It is one of the easiest ways of getting a green card; in other words it is fairly an easy ticket for easy immigration.
Green Card Lottery:
Every year green card lottery program is conducted and 55,000 visas are distributed to all the lucky winners. When compared to the traditional ways of getting a green card, this lottery program is comparatively easy to obtain a green card. This is open to foreign nationals who will be able to participate after meeting the simple but strict eligibility criteria. And it is because of this reason people all over the world try their chance in the lottery program.
To become eligible for the lottery it is very essential to have fulfilled two major eligibility criteria, which includes being a native of a qualifying country and meeting the work and educational experience requirements. After fulfilling the criteria stipulated by the State department, one becomes eligible to take part in the lottery program.
Generally the visas are distributed amongst the six geographic regions with a Matka more number of visas allotted to the countries which send lower number of immigrants to the US. Such visas are not given to the countries which have sent more than 50,000 immigrants to the US in the past five years. In cases where you are married and you are not eligible from an eligible country, you can claim your eligibility through your spouse if your spouse is from an eligible country. The O’Net program on the internet is used to identify if the job history meets the requirements to apply for the green card lottery.
The green lottery applications are generally prepared online, and to make the selection process very secure and efficient an electronic registration system is used. The application for green card lottery is offered by various private websites too. The application has to be filled in completely per the requirements for successful participation in the lottery. The photo in the application process plays a major role and all the photo requirements should be met before the photo is uploaded in the application. There are chances for the application to get disqualified if the photo does not meet the specified criteria.
Generally only after two years the results of greencard lottery programs are declared.Which means people who aspire to appear in the DV 2012 will have to apply for the lottery in the year 2010 itself. It is always good to apply well in advance to avoid the last minute rush during the submission period. It is often seen that most of the applications are rejected because of small mistakes in the application form. To avoid such inadvertent errors which lead to shattering of your dreams, it is advised to make a thorough check before the application is submitted.