Potential immigrants can now have a chance to get permanent legal resident status in the United States through the US Green Card Lottery Program, also known as DV (Diversity Visa) Lottery program. The green card lottery is held annually to randomly select 50,000 applicants to be awarded with â€œGreen Cardsâ€. The requirements are simple but they are strict and eligible. Immigrants who meet the requirements will be awarded by this official program with permanent residence visas. Through a computer-generated random lottery drawing, the DV Lottery Program chooses 50,000 applicants to be awarded with permanent residence visas made available by the U.S. government.
There are six geographic regions covered by the Green Card Lottery where the visas are distributed. The regions where the immigration rate is quite low receive the larger number of visas. Citizens of countries that have sent over 50,000 U.S. immigrants within the last five years will not receive visas. In all the regions selected, not more than seven percent of available Diversity visas will only be distributed each year.
The Immigrant Diversity Visa Lottery Program or more popularly known as Green Card Lottery was instituted through the 1996 Immigration Act. The purpose of which is to provide visa to deserving immigrants of countries besides the main source of immigration to the United States. This is an official program by the USA Congress. The objective of this lottery program is to expand the American population by providing opportunities to some 50,000 eligible immigrants and their families and be given the chance to study, work and live in the United States of America. The registration requires very simple steps and can be over in just five minutes in which time you will be receiving all the personal support that you will need. The U.S. Department of State requires that all entries for the U.S. Green Card Lottery are registered through electronic process using the electronic Diversity Visa entry form. Online applications are also accepted. In addition, married people have twice the chance to win the U.S. green Card.