If you and your family are looking to live and work in the United States, the quickest way to do so legally is through the Green Card Lottery.
One must be accepted by a United States college or university that is approved by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) before filing for a student visa.
As a Green Card Lottery selectee, you will submit your Form DS-260 electronically to the U.S. State Department’s Kentucky Consular Center (KCC), where your details will go through processing and review. USAFIS is a private immigration service that provides assistance to foreign nationals who want to move to the U.S. through the Diversity Visa Program.
U.S. Green Card holders can live long-term in any of the 50 states in the United States; legally work and/or start a business in the USA; access educational programs; get a Social Security Card; open a bank account, apply for a driver’s license in the state where they live; travel from and return to the…
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If you meet both eligibility criteria for the Diversity Visa Lottery, you are only permitted to submit ONE application to the DV-Lottery with yourself as the main applicant, USAFIS has learned. The U.S. Congress established a random lottery system to provide a fair method for randomly selecting people to have the opportunity to apply for a Diversity Visa to immigrate to the United States.
Can I participate in the DV-Lottery if I live in an eligible country, but was not born in an eligible country?
The Diversity Visa Lottery Program was created to further diversify the U.S. population, so eligibility is based upon where you were BORN, not where you currently live. Therefore, you must be BORN in an eligible country AND you must meet the education OR work experience requirements to participate in the DV-Lottery.
In order to better understand the US immigration procedure, USAFIS believes it is important to learn more about American immigration terminology. Below, are definitions provided by the experts at the USAFIS Organization for several key terms often used when discussing American immigration through the US Diversity Visa Lottery Program.
When you go for your Consular Interview, you will need two identical photos of yourself and each family member who is applying for a Diversity Immigrant Visa. Photos must meet the requirements of the U.S. government. USAFIS is an immigration service that helps foreign nationals who plan to the move to the United States through the DV-Lottery Program.