The yearly Diversity Visa-DV Lottery otherwise called the Green Card Lottery is a US government program that makes 55,000 Permanent Resident cards accessible consistently to people from “underrepresented nations,” which have been less addressed in business and family-based inclination classes in the United States of America and who meet two essential qualification prerequisites. The current year’s (2022) Green Card Lottery Program is called DV-2024 (where 2024 is the year fruitful candidates might enter the United States of America on the green card they won), and is presently open to all people overall who meet two fundamental passage necessities.

The Program makes Permanent Resident Cards accessible to the victors, approving the champs and their families to live, study and work in the United States of America as long-lasting occupants. The Green Card Lottery program is a United States legislatively ordered program for getting a United States Permanent Resident Card, likewise famously known as a USA Green Card, because of the green shade of the Permanent Resident Card.

How do I apply for a Green Card in the Diversity Visa-DV Lottery ?

Applications for the USA Green Card Lottery are acknowledged online as it were. Before, paper applications with marks and appended visa photographs were acknowledged. In 2003, this cycle was changed by the United States Government and candidates may just apply online at this point. We have smoothed out the web-based enlistment process, making it a quick, secure and dependable three stage enrollment process that takes around 15 minutes for every candidate.

The Online USA Green Card Lottery Application Process:

  • Check if you qualify
  • Pay the administrative fee for our services
  • Receive registration number and password to your account
  • Log into to your account to complete/change your information
  • Provide/upload photos of yourself and any co-applicant
  • We will crop and resize your photos so that they meet the diversity visa lottery requirements
  • We will submit your complete and error free application
  • Check online, if you won your Diversity Visa Green Card
  • Winners are notified by email
  • Winners receive advice on how to file the formal visa application, at no additional cost
  • Winners receive interview preparation advice, at no additional cost
  • We Accept Registration 365 Days a Year
  • Free Online Support by our USA Immigration Experts

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USA Diversity Lottery Guarantees

The Diversity Visa Lottery Program is the most liberal settler visa program on the planet, with up to 55,000 Permanent Resident Cards apportioned yearly. Assuming an individual can’t meet all requirements for family, outcast or business visa in the United States, this is the main choice they need to move to the United States of America. While karma is unquestionably a vital variable in the underlying draw, numerous significant elements that influence the candidate’s possibilities winning a Permanent Resident Card can be controlled. These incorporate speed and an exact adherence to the projects rules and guidelines. To guarantee your prosperity, our USA Immigration Experts have definite information on the techniques and guidelines of this program and give close consideration to the likely lawful weaknesses, everything being equal. Allow us to assist you with arriving at your fantasy about turning into an American inhabitant today!

Do you qualify to enter the American DV Green Card Lottery?

Enlistment into this years USA Diversity Visa Green Card Lottery program is available to all people around the world, who meet the two section prerequisites indicated underneath. In the event that you meet these two section necessities, you can enter the USA Green Card lottery here: Register for the DV-2024 Lottery. Note: This years lottery is known as the DV-2024 Lottery, where 2024 methods the year where fruitful candidates can enter the United States of America in January, 2024 after they have won a long-lasting occupant card in the lottery, presented their migration shapes and took part in an effective green card interview at the Embassy nearest to where they reside.

1. To be Eligible to enter the Green Card Lottery you must be a native of a qualifying country

To qualify for the USA Diversity Visa Lottery, you must be a foreign citizen or national not born in the United States of America, from a country with a low immigration rate to the United States. People born in countries with high US immigration are excluded from this immigration program. Please see the table below, for countries whose natives are currently excluded from this years immigration lottery program. Please note, eligibility is determined only by the country of your birth, it is not based on country of citizenship or current residence. This is the most common misperception that applicants make when entering this immigration program.

Natives from the following countries are excluded from participation in the Green Card lottery program this year

Bangladesh Brazil Canada China (including Hong Kong SAR) Colombia
Dominican Republic El Salvador Haiti Honduras India
Jamaica Mexico Nigeria Pakistan Philippines
South Korea United Kingdom
(except Northern Ireland)
Venezuela Vietnam

Natives from all other countries may register and apply for a USA Permanent Resident Card, also known as a green card in this immigration program, if they also meet the second eligibility requirement described below.

If you were born in one of the non-qualifying countries in the table above, you may still be able to participate in the USA Diversity Visa Lottery based on the country of birth of your parents or spouse, click on More Information to see how you can charge your eligibility to either your spouse or parents country of birth.

The United Kingdom includes the following dependent areas: Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn, St. Helena, and Turks and Caicos Islands. Note: Northern Ireland does qualify.

Natives born in the Gaza Strip are chargeable to Egypt for the USA Diversity Visa Lottery this year and should use Egypt as their country of birth. Natives born in the West Bank are chargeable to Jordan and Natives born in the Golan Heights are chargeable to Syria.

Natives born in Macau SAR and Taiwan are eligible to enter this years DV immigration program.

Natives born in the Habomai Islands, Shikotan, Kunashiri, and Etorofu are chargeable to Japan. Natives born in Southern Sakhalin are chargeable to Russia.

2. Education or Work experience that qualifies for entry into the Green Card Lottery

For a foreign citizen or national not born in the United States of America to qualify for the USA Diversity Visa Lottery, the applicant must be born in a qualifying country (see requirement 1. above) and in addition, the applicant must comply with one of the following two requirements (Option 1 or Option 2 below):

OPTION 1:

The applicant must have completed a US High School education or a foreign equivalent of a US High School education. “High School education or its equivalent” means the successful completion of a twelve year course of elementary and secondary education in the United States of America or successful completion in another country of a formal course of elementary and secondary education comparable to completing a 12 year education in the USA. Passage of a high school equivalency examination is not sufficient. It is permissible to have completed one’s education in less than twelve years or greater than twelve years if the course of study completed is equivalent to a US High School education; or

OPTION 2:

The applicant must have worked in one of the following occupations for at least two years within the last five years.

Proof that you satisfy these requirements should NOT be submitted when entering the USA Diversity Visa Lottery, but will be requested by a consular officer after your name has been selected in the draw and you formally apply for your permanent residence (Green Card) visa via the three immigration forms that you will receive, if selected. Individuals who do not meet the two requirements outlined above, should not apply for a permanent resident card in this immigration program, since they will be disqualified. You need to provide proof of education, work experience and native country only if you are selected. For this reason we do not request this documentation in the online application form.

Passport Information Requirement

All DV2024 applicants must provide the passport number, country of issuance, and expiration date for the principal entrants valid, unexpired international travel passport. This requirement applies to the principal entrant only, not to dependents. You must enter valid international travel passport information unless you are stateless, a national of a Communist-controlled country and unable to obtain a passport from the government of the Communist-controlled country, or the beneficiary of an individual waiver approved by the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Secretary of State.

Do You Qualify to enter the American DV2024 Green Card Lottery?

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Take the green card test to determine if you qualify. Please enter the following information:

Please fill in the form below using only English characters
First Name: Last (Family) Name:
Email: Re-enter email:
Country of Birth:
What is the highest level of education you have achieved, as of today?   More Information
Primary School Only University Degree
High School, no Degree Some Graduate Level Courses
High School Degree Master’s Degree
Vocational School Some Doctorate Level Courses
Some University Courses Doctorate Degree

Green Card Lottery Winning Chances

Have you ever wondered what the chance of winning in the USA Green Card Lottery is? If so, then our green card lottery odds calculator will give you the answer. The calculator displays the DV-Lottery year, country of chargeability, number of applicants, number of spouses and children, the total number (applicants plus spouses and children) and the winner odds. The DV-Lottery winner odds is the chance of winning the DV-Lottery that a person from the selected country has.

If you would like to know what your chances are of winning in the green card lottery, please use our green card lottery odds calculator below to learn your exact chance of winning:


Green Card Lottery Odds Calculator:
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The DV-2013 green card lottery had a few interesting statistics: 30 percent of all applicants came from Nigeria and the chance of winning having been born in this country, was only 0.32 percent as a result. People born in the following six countries had the highest chance of winning a green card in the DV-2013 green card lottery: Tokelau with a 24.14 percent chance, Nauru with a 10.37 percent chance, Tuvalu 9.68 percent, Faroe Islands with a 8.57 percent chance, New Zealand with a 6.9 percent chance and Australia with a 5.71 percent chance of winning.

Double Your Chances of Winning in the Green Card Lottery

A married applicant can double the above noted chances of winning by entering the green card lottery twice, also know as a Husband/Wife application where the husband submits an application once and includes his wife and children under 21 years and his wife submits an application including her husband and children under 21 years of age. Thus, now they have two applications in the draw and if any of the two applications gets selected they all win. Therefore, being from Tokelau and submitting a Husband/Wife application would make the chances of winning in the green card lottery 48.28 percent, i.e. statistically that means that if a married couple from Tokelau entered the green card lottery two years in a row, they would statistically be 100 percent certain in winning in the green card lottery, where the chance of winning the first year is the same as the chance of winning the second year.

Green Card Lottery Winner Statistics

Currently we have only published the DV-2013 green card lottery chances of winning statistics. We will be extending the calculator to include the DV-2012, DV-2011, DV-2010, DV-2009, DV-2008 and DV-2007 lottery statistics in the near future, at which time we will include a new feature that will display how the green card lottery chances of winning has changed over time for each country, as well as, how the number of applicants from that particular country has changed. Please check back in the near future if you are interested in these green card lottery winner statistics.

Green Card Lottery Photo Requirements

All DV2024 Green Card Lottery applicants are required to provide a recent photograph of themselves and all co-applicants (spouse and children). You will need a digital photo file of your self and any co-applicant, which you can upload to your account online in the member’s area.

Photographs that do not comply with all specifications, including but not limited to recency of the photos, composition of the photos, and unacceptable backgrounds are grounds for disqualification of the entire Diversity Visa Lottery registration. Any manipulation of photographs that alters the facial characteristics is also grounds for disqualification of the entire application as well.

Diversity Visa Lottery Photo Requirements

The applicant or co-applicants (spouse and children) must face the camera directly and both ears and eyes must be 100% visible, unless head coverings are worn for religious reasons in which case both eyes must be 100% visible. In addition, the person being photographed must not look up, down or to the side.

The height of the head in the photo must be between 50-69% of the complete photo height, see photo template above. The height of the eyes, measured from the bottom of the photo to the level of the eyes, must be between 56-69% of the total photos height.

Photos where the applicant is wearing glasses, sunglasses or other decorative items are not acceptable and ground for disqualification.

Photos where the applicant is wearing head coverings are only acceptable if worn for religious reasons, i.e. if you are wearing a hat for no religious reason your photo is unacceptable and your application will be disqualified of the same reason. In the case of head coverings for religious reasons, the applicants face must be completely visible, i.e. no part of the face must be hidden by the head covering.

Photos submitted by the applicant must be in 24 bits per pixel color, i.e. black and white photographs are not acceptable and ground for disqualification. The minimum acceptable dimensions are 600 x 600 as shown in the photo template above. It is always better to upload a larger photo and have the Image experts at USA Diversity Lottery adjust your photo to the exact specifications.

All photos submitted by the applicant must be in JPG or JPEG format. We allow you to upload GIF, PNG, JPG, JPEG and BMP images and we will convert any photo that you upload to your account to the required JPG format to ensure your photos meet this requirement too.

Need help with your Green Card DV2024 Lottery photos?

We realize that it may be difficult for most people to provide correct digital photos for the Diversity Visa Lottery, or have them adjusted to the appropriate specifications detailed above. It may be quite difficult to adjust them correctly so that the photos meet the exact requirements outlined above. Photos that do not meet the exact requirements are ground for disqualification of the entire DV-Lottery application, so make sure that your photo meet the exact specifications as shown in the photo above. In order to address this potential issue and make it easier for every applicant, USA Diversity Lottery accepts photos in all formats (digital or paper) and through all forms of delivery (mail, e-mail and digital upload). Once we receive your photos here at USA Diversity Lottery or you upload them online to your account, we digitize and adjust them to the exact specifications to ensure your application is valid and that your photos do not jeopardize your entire application. After we have adjusted your photos to the exact US Department of State specifications, we upload them to your account in the member’s area so that you can see your complete and error free application. If there is a problem with your photo that we can not correct, we contact you via the e-mail address you provided us during registration, and ask that you send/upload a replacement photo for your USA Diversity Visa Green Card Lottery registration.

Important: Before you try to submit your photos, you should register. After you have signed up with USA Diversity Lottery and paid the administrative fee, you may submit your photos to your account by uploading them directly or mailing them to us via regular mail.
If you already have registered with USA Diversity Lottery and paid the administrative fee, please go to www.usadiversitylottery.com and login to 1) access your account, 2) enter your application data and 3) submit/upload your photos.

Green Card Lottery Photo Examples

If you would like to see some valid and invalid examples of images, please click on DV-Lottery Photo Examples.

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