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Live and Work in the USA
Participate in the US Government Diversity Visa program now.

What is the US GREEN CARD LOTTERY ?
 
Each year, 50,000 immigrant visas (Green Cards) are awarded in a lottery held by the US Department of State. The green card lottery is an official program pursuant to Sec. 203 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. If you receive a Green Card through the program, you and your family will be able to live and work permanently in the United States.

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The Official American Green Card Lottery program benefits:
 
50,000 people and their families will Live, Work and Study in USA.
OFFICIAL USA Governmental program.
Your chance to LIVE, WORK & STUDY in USA.
Simple registration within 5 minutes.
Personal support in every step.
Double chance for married people to win the Green Card.
 
How much does it cost?
 
Participation is free. USGCLS charges for the professional services we provide you. Our professional services include: application service, information check, correcting of wrong or invalid data (over 40% of applications we review have problems and would be disqualified without our help), support in different languages, correct completion of the application, and submission of the application on time and in the correct format. USGCLS is a third party service that is not affiliated with the US Government. For more information contact us or read about the USGCLS Advantage or our FAQ.
 
 
The USGCLS Advantage
 
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  Same chance for all entries to be selected
  Register 365 days a year
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  Samples of good and bad photos   (Very important)
  Personal review of your photos   (Very important)
  Update address and photos at any time
  Online help and support
  Guaranteed timely submission   (Very important)
  Saved proof of successful submission   (More)
  Saved proof of all information submitted   (Very important)
  One click registration for future years   (More)
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Important Registration Update
 
All petitions must be submitted to the State Department in an electronic format, using a dedicated State Department website.
 
Use the USGCLS online registration to enter all of the required information and submit the necessary photographs (if you do not have digital photographs, you can send regular photos by mail). When your registration is complete, your application will be processed and submitted to the State Department.
 


Program Overview
 
GENERAL INFORMATION
The US Green Card Lottery Program, also known as DV Lottery program, is a chance for people from all over the world to become permanent legal residents of the United States of America, meaning that they can live. work and study in the United States as any other US resident. The program grants 50,000 'Green Cards' EACH YEAR to potential immigrants who apply. Winners are chosen by a computer-generated random lottery.

HOW DOES IT WORK?
This program is an official State Department program, which grants 'Green Cards' to people who meet the simple, but strict, eligibility requirements. Applicants for Diversity Visas are chosen by a computer-generated random lottery drawing. The U.S. government makes available 50,000 permanent residence visas each year for the program. In order to be eligible for the program, individuals worldwide must fulfill the two basic entry requirements. In order for the draw to be as fair as possible, the visas are distributed among six geographic regions with a greater number of visas going to regions with lower rates of immigration. Furthermore, no visas are granted to natives of countries from which more than 50,000 natives immigrated to the U.S during the past five years. Within each region, natives of no one country can receive above seven percent of the total available Diversity Visas in any one year.

AN OFFICIAL PROGRAM BY US CONGRESS
Established by the 1996 Immigration Act in order to provide an immigration opportunity to natives from countries other than the main source of immigration to the U.S.A, the Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery is an official U.S. government program. The program aims to diversify the American population by creating an immigration opportunity to under-represented ethnic groups.

WHAT IS A GREEN CARD AND WHAT CAN I DO WITH IT?
A Green Card is a permanent residence visa that allows a person to legally LIVE, WORK AND STUDY permanently in the United States. It also allows that person to enter and leave the country freely, as any other United States citizen. In fact, Green Card holders can even work in any government, public and private job that is available. In most cases, a permanent residence visa is good for life. Green Card holders are also eligible to receive health, education, retirement, taxation, social security and other social benefits. It is important to note that the Green Card DOES NOT affect your current citizenship and it is possible to hold a Green Card along with other citizenship documents of your home country. After receiving a Green Card, its holder can apply for United States Citizenship.




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 Lottery News
DV Lottery News

April 17, 2014
Results for the 2013 lottery (called DV-2015) will be available in May. Applicants are reminded that winning notices are NOT sent by email or mail. The only way to check if you are a winner is through the Diversity Visa website using your confirmation number.

If you did not win, you can register now for the 2014 lottery. Register Now

November 3, 2013
Registration for the 2013 lottery has ended. Results will be available after May 1. You are now able to register for the next lotteyr. Register Now

September 24, 2013
Natives of Nigeria will not be able to participate in the 2013 lottery. To check if you qualify for the 2013 lottery, click here

May 1, 2013
Results of the 2012 lottery are now available online. Winning notifications are NOT sent by email or mail.

If you did not win, You you can register now for the 2013 lottery. Register Now

November 3, 2012
Registration for the 2012 lottery has ended. Results will be available beginning May 1.

You you can register now for the 2013 lottery. Register Now

September 15, 2012
Applications will be processed and entered into the lottery starting October 2. To check your status or view a copy of your official confirmation of submission, please log in to your account. If you have any missing information, please complete it no later than October 15.

July 7, 2012
Natives of Guatemala will be eligible to participate in the 2012 lottery (called DV-2014). You you can register now for the 2012 lottery. Register Now

May 1, 2012
Results for the 2011 lottery (called DV-2013) are now available. To check your status, Log in to your account.

If you did not win, you can register now for the 2012 lottery. Register Now

November 5, 2011
Registration for the 2011 lottery has ended. Applicants may now register for the 2012 lottery.

To register for the 2012 lottery, click here

October 4, 2011
Applications are now being processed and entered into the lottery. To check your status or view a copy of your official confirmation of submission, please log in to your account. If you have any missing information, please complete it no later than November 3.

July 14, 2011
The new results for the 2010 lottery (called DV-2012) are now available. Log in to your account to check if you are a winner.

May 12, 2011
Due to a State Department programming error, results for the 2010 lottery (called DV-2012) have been voided. Click here for more information.

May 1, 2011
Results for the 2010 lottery (called DV-2012) are now available. To check your status, Log in to your account.

If you did not win, you can register now for the 2011 lottery. Register Now

February 15, 2010
Over 12.1 million entries were received for the 2009 Diversity Visa Lottery. 2009 Statistical information can be found on the lottery statistics page.

Applicants can register now for the 2010 lottery. Register Now

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2003 - 2008 News


October 9, 2003
FTC shuts down operators of web sites who allegedly falsely claimed to help people enter State Department’s Green Card Lottery.  Details

August 18, 2003
The submission rules for the Green Card Lottery have changed. Applicants will not be allowed to send their applications by mail. Instead, all petitions must be submitted in an electronic format, using a dedicated State Department website.  Details

 
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