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Green Card Information

Below you will find useful information regarding various aspects of the Diversity Visa (Green Card) Lottery program:

  • The history and origins of the Green Card LotteryThe Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery program (also known as the Green Card Lottery) is the official US Government program for immigration to the United States.  With its roots stretching back to the Immigration Act of 1965, the Diversity Visa program was established by the US Congress as a way to further diversify the American population by making 55,000 USA Green Cards available each year to qualified people from around the globe who successfully complete each step of the process.
  • DV program entry requirementsIn order to participate in the USA Green Card Lottery, an individual must be born in a country that is currently eligible AND have at least a high school education OR have certain job experience that meets the requirements established by the American Government.  The list of countries eligible to take part in the annual Diversity Visa Lottery program is usually published by the US State Department just prior to the brief registration period.  Millions of people apply for the Green Card Lottery each year, but many are disqualified for making mistakes on their applications.  USAFIS guarantees its qualified customers 100% participation in the DV-Lottery!
  • Detailed results for the Green Card Lottery from recent years.  Each year, millions of people from virtually every region of the Earth apply to participate in the US Diversity Visa program to immigrate to the United States.  Out of the several million applicants who actually take part in the Green Card Lottery, approximately 100,000 applicants are randomly selected from across the planet to continue this competitive process to obtain one of the 50,000 USA Green Cards made available by the American Government each year.
  • A very important Consumer Fraud AlertMillions of individuals dream of immigrating to the USA through the DV-Lottery program and enjoying the opportunities available in America. Unfortunately, there are several scams each year that fraudulently inform susceptible individuals that they have won a Green Card, and try to trick them into sending money “to the US Government” via Western Union (or other means) to pay government “processing fees,” etc.
  • A glossary of U.S. immigration terms and definitions.  When discussing immigration to the United States through the American Diversity Visa program, often there are important terms used that may not be familiar to people who are not US citizens (and many Americans might not even understand some of the immigration-related lingo!).  Our alphabetized glossary of immigration terms and definitions can help to clarify the procedures involved in applying for and obtaining a USA Green Card.
  • General information about American CitizenshipOne of the many benefits that Green Card holders enjoy, in addition to being able to live, work and study freely in the United States without any time constraint, is that they also have the option to apply for American citizenship after living in the USA as permanent residents for five years and meeting other US Government requirements.