Your question: Who is eligible for green card lottery?

Unlike other immigration processes, the eligibility requirements for the Green Card Lottery are few and easy to fulfill. You simply must have a high school education or its equivalent, be 18 years of age or older and be a national of a qualifying country.

Which countries are eligible for Green Card Lottery 2020?

Eligible Countries for the 2020 DV Lottery

  • Afghanistan.
  • Brunei.
  • Hong Kong.
  • Iran.
  • Israel*
  • Japan.
  • Jordan*
  • Kuwait.

Who is eligible for the diversity visa lottery?

U.S. immigration law and regulations require that every DV entrant must have at least a high school education or its equivalent or have two years of work experience within the past five years in an occupation that requires at least two years of training or experience.

Can I get green card through lottery?

If you’re in the United States in a temporary immigration status (technically known as “non-immigrant status”) when you win the Diversity Visa lottery, you’ll apply for a green card through United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) by filing Form I-485.

How is Green Card Lottery selected?

All participants of the Green Card Lottery receive a computer-generated confirmation code. Winners are then chosen randomly by a computer-generated program from the U.S. Department of State. Approximately 55,000 applicants around the world receive a Green Card.

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Is DV Lottery 2020 Cancelled?

The Department of State has made clear that although the court order allows DV-2020 applicants to be issued an immigrant visa, Presidential Proclamation 10014 which applies to DV 2020 immigrants continues to remain in place and suspends the entry of DV visa holders until December 31, 2020.

How much does Green Card Lottery cost?

For DV-2020 applicants the fee is $330 per person. This fee is nonrefundable, whether a visa is issued or not. Learn more about Fees.

What are the chances of winning Green Card lottery?

According to our long-term in-house analyses, the chances of winning a Green Card are currently about 1:25 to 1:75 (depending on the region you live in) – for Europeans, most recently about 1:45. This means that approximately every 45th participant actually wins a Green Card.

Can I get married after winning DV lottery?

After being notified of your win, you have at least half a year’s time before the interview in a US consulate takes place. In this time, you can marry or have a child and the new family member will automatically be considered eligible for a Green Card.

Is it hard to get a green card?

As of May 2020, completing the green card process is impossible for most people, regardless of whether they are living in the U.S. or coming from overseas, owing to U.S. government office closures to in-person visits.

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