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  • What is the DV Lottery Program / Green Card Program ?

    The Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery program is administered by the United States Department of State. The DV Lottery immigration program grants 50,000 Permanent Resident cards each year to individuals world-wide that entered the DV Lottery. Winners of the DV Lottery immigration program are chosen randomly by a computer drawing conducted by the United States Department of State.

  • Am I eligible for the US Green Card?

    If you were born in one of the currently eligible countries and you meet at least one of the following requirements you may participate in the Green Card Lottery:
    - You have at least 12 years of formal primary and secondary schooling
    - You have a high school degree or higher (vocation schools or equivalency degrees are not accepted)
    - You are a skilled worker in an occupation that requires at least two years of training or experience
    If you have questions or doubts we are happy to assist you.

  • Is there a minimum age requirement to apply for a Green Card?

    The minimum age to apply for a Green Card is 18 years. However applying at the age of 17 is possible if you meet education or work experience requirements.

  • Do I need a US Green Card to work in the US?

    If you want to work legally in the United States, you will need to have a job offer, a pending application for a Green Card, or some other right to remain in the United States.

  • How do I get a Student visa for the US

  • Can the US Green Card provide permanent residency in the US?

    The Permanent US resident card, also called Green Card allows non-American natives to live and work in the United States of America permanently.
    Holders of the Green Card can become American citizens after living in the US for five years.

  • What are the education requirements?

    To apply for a Green Card you must meet at least one of the following requirements you may participate in the Green Card Lottery:
    - You have at least 12 years of formal primary and secondary schooling
    - You have a high school degree or higher (vocation schools or equivalency degrees are not accepted)
    - You are a skilled worker in an occupation that requires at least two years of training or experience
    If you have questions or doubts we are happy to assist you.

  • Which nationals can’t participate in the DV Lottery?

    Bangladesh
    Brazil
    Canada
    China (including Hong Kong SAR)
    Colombia
    Dominican Republic
    El Salvador
    Haiti
    Honduras
    India
    Jamaica
    Mexico
    Nigeria
    Pakistan
    Philippines
    South Korea
    United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its territories
    Venezuela
    Vietnam

  • Why are people born in certain countries disqualified from entering the DV Lottery?

    The DV Lottery is intended to diversify the American population and therefore people born in countries that send large numbers of immigrants to the United States would not diversify the population. Each year, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services identifies the countries whose natives will be ineligible for the annual DV Lottery. This is achieved by adding up the family and employment immigrant admission figures for the previous five years and if any country sent more than 50,000 immigrants to the United States within that time period, then people born in that country would not be eligible to enter the DV Lottery. This determination is conducted yearly and the list of countries whose natives are not eligible will change from one year to the next. For example, if you were born in a country that is ineligible this year, your country could become eligible next year based on the statistics.

  • I am born in a country that is not qualified, what can I do?

    People born in countries that are excluded from participating in this years DV Lottery may claim chargeability to the country where their spouse was born. In a similar manner, you can be “charged” to the country of birth of either of your parents as long as neither parent was a resident of the ineligible country at the time of the your birth. Example: If you are born in India, a country that is not qualified and your spouse is born in Thailand, then you can claim Thailand as you country of birth (chargeability) and you then qualify to enter the DV Lottery, as long as, you also include your spouse on your application.

  • How we can help you at obtaining a Green Card

    The steps in obtaining a Green Card are very complex and can lead to a disqualification if documents are not submitted correctly. Therefore Green Card Group Srl is the platform to guarantee you a flawless participation in the DV Lottery and guide you trough every step in obtaining a Green Card. You will receive an official Certificate of Participation by the US Authorities and get your own customer account which offers an easy way for you to update your CV and to submit all the documents needed.

  • What are the photo requirements

    The requirements created by the US authorities are very complex and can lead to a disqualification.
    We will double check your photo to make sure that if fulfills all the necessary requirements.

    Please make sure your photographs comply with the following specifications:

    - The photo must be taken within the last six months
    - The photo must reflect your current look
    - Unacceptable backgrounds are grounds of disqualification.
    - The photo should be taken against a white and plain background on which no shadows can be seen
    - Any manipulation of photographs that alter the facial characteristics is ground for disqualification.
    - Make sure your photo is not overexposed or underexposed.
    - The photo must be square and 1200x1200 pixels.
    - The size of the photo must be less or equal to 240 kilobytes
    - The photo must be in jpeg format
    - If you use the same photo as in your passport please make sure that the passport is brand new. Otherwise US Authorities will be able to draw conclusions about your photo not being up to date.
    - Make sure you face the camera directly and that your eyes are fully opened.
    - Make sure to put on a neutral facial expression
    - It is not allowed to wear glasses on the photo
    - Head coverings will not be tollerated
    - If applicable, photos of your spouse and children must be submitted.

    For further information about US Visa Photo Guidelines please visit :
    https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/photos.html

  • Are there any language requirements for the US Green Card?

    There are no language requirements to apply for a Green Card. However we would always recommend to have a sufficient ability to speak, write and understand English if you are planning to become a permanet resident in the US.

  • How many DV Lottery applicants will be selected?

    Each year, the United States Department of State will select 50,000 winners that will be granted a Permanent Resident Card.

  • Can I submit more than one entry?

    The law governing the DV Lottery immigration program only allows one entry for each person during each DV Lottery year. Individuals that submit more than one entry are disqualified from the DV Lottery.

  • Can I increase my chance of being selected in the DV Lottery?

    A computer will randomly select the 50,000 winners and all applicants have an equal chance of being selected. However as a married couple you can both apply and double your chances of winning since the spouse of a Green Card winner also receives a Green Card

  • How much does a Green Card cost?

    We provide our customers a paid service for registration to the US Diversity Visa Program and for assisting them on further steps in obtaining a US visa.
    The exact fee will depend on the plan you choose and will vary around the equivalent of 50 - 120 USD.
    After receiving your immigrant visa from the Department of State you will have to pay the USCIS Immigrant Fee. For further information please visit :
    https://www.uscis.gov/forms/filing-fees/uscis-immigrant-fee

  • What are the passport requirements for applying to the Green Card Lottery.

    In order to participate you must possess a valid and unexpired passport from your country of nationality unless you are unable to obtain a passport and fall under one of three limited exemptions:
    Stateless Individuals: In general, statelessness is a rare situation. If on your DV entry you checked the box corresponding to this exemption, you must provide evidence to establish that you did not acquire the nationality of your country of birth under the laws of that country and that you do not have any other nationality.
    Nationals of a Communist-controlled country: If, on your DV entry, you checked the box corresponding to this exemption, you must provide evidence to establish that you are unable to obtain a passport from the government of your country of nationality.
    Beneficiaries of individual waivers: you must provide evidence that you are unable to obtain a passport and the reason you should receive an individual passport waiver

    The requirement to have a valid passport for the Green Card Lottery will no longer apply for participation starting with DV-2024.

  • Can married couples apply for a Green Card ?

    As a married couple you can both apply and double your chances of winning since the spouse of a Green Card winner also receives a Green Card

  • What family members must I include on my entry?

    Your Green Card application must include your spouse and all of your children under 21 years. You also have to include children who may not live with you or who dont plan to move to the US.
    If your application is selected, your spouse and unmarried children under 21 years will also receive a Permanent Resident card.

Support

  • I have a question, how can I get in touch?

    You can contact us via the general support email address :
    support@green-card-lottery.us
    We strive to reply within one business day. Business days are Monday to Friday. Business hours are 9am to 5pm.
    If your email is not answered within two business days, it is likely the reply was caught in a spam filter. Alternatively, give us a call. Our phone number is listed on the contact page.

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