The Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery, also known as the Green Card Lottery, provides an opportunity for individuals from eligible countries to apply for immigrant visas to the United States. Here is a step-by-step overview of the DV Lottery process:
Check Eligibility: Ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements to participate in the DV Lottery. You must be a citizen of an eligible country, and As of 2012, Bangladesh Is No Longer Eligible to Participate in the Diversity Visa Program. But only people can apply whose spouse lives in the eligible country.
Have you been born in a country where the original citizens were ineligible, but where none of your parents were born or lived legally at the time of your birth? If yes, you can claim the country of birth of one of your parents if it is a country where its local citizens are eligible for the DV 2024 program. You also need to have at least a high school education or its equivalent, or two years of work experience within the past five years in an occupation that requires at least two years of training or experience.
Which country can not apply to DV Lottery 2024?
However, this time citizens of 18 countries including Bangladesh will not be able to apply for DV. For DV-2024, natives of the following countries and areas are not eligible to apply, because more than 50,000 natives of these countries immigrated to the United States in the previous five years:
Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (including Hong Kong SAR), Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of Korea (South Korea), United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, Venezuela, and Vietnam. Natives of Macau SAR and Taiwan are eligible.
Way number 2 for go USA: Each DV applicant must meet the education/work experience requirement of the DV program by having either: at least a high school education or its equivalent, defined as successful completion of a 12-year course of formal elementary and secondary education OR two years of work experience within the past five years in an occupation that requires at least two years of training or experience to perform. The Department of State will use the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*Net Online database to determine qualifying work experience. You should not submit an entry to the DV program unless you meet both of these requirements.
Registration Period: The DV Lottery is open for a specific period each year. The exact dates may vary, so regularly check the official website of the U.S. Department of State’s Diversity Visa Program (https://dvprogram.state.gov/) for the latest information.
Submit Online Application: During the registration period, complete and submit an online application through the official DV Lottery website. Provide accurate and truthful information, including personal details, education, work experience, and a recent photograph that meets the specific requirements outlined in the instructions.
Confirmation Number: After submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation number. Make sure to keep this number safe, as you will need it to check your application status later.
Selection Process: After the registration period ends, a computerized lottery system randomly selects individuals from among the qualified applicants. The selection process is conducted by the U.S. Department of State.
How to check if you are qualified for the DV program?
If selected for the DV Lottery, you will be notified through the Entry Status Check on the official DV Lottery website (https://dvprogram.state.gov/ESC/). You can check your status using your confirmation number. It’s important to note that the U.S. government does not send notifications through postal mail or email. Therefore, be cautious of any fraudulent communications claiming to inform you about your selection.
Visa Application and Interview: If you are selected, you can proceed with the visa application process. The notification will provide instructions on how to apply for the visa, including submitting additional documents, completing the required forms, and paying the necessary fees. You will also need to schedule an interview at the U.S. embassy or consulate in your country. During the interview, a consular officer will evaluate your eligibility and ask you questions about your background and intentions.
Medical Examination: As part of the visa application process, you must undergo a medical examination by an approved panel physician. This examination ensures that you meet the health requirements for immigration to the United States.
Visa Approval and Travel: If your visa application is approved, you will receive your passport with the visa stamp. Make sure to carefully read the instructions provided and follow any additional requirements. You will then be able to travel to the United States within the visa’s validity period.
It’s crucial to stay updated with the official instructions and requirements provided by the U.S. Department of State’s Diversity Visa Program throughout the entire process. Remember to be cautious of fraudulent services or individuals claiming to guarantee selection or expedite the process.