Facts about Diversity Visa Lottery Program.
To maintain the diversity of the people living in the USA, the U.S Government is operating this diversity visa lottery programto aintain the diversity of the people living over there.
Only people born in eligible countries are allowed to participate in this draw. Each person is allowed to submit only one entry with her/his name as primary applicant in this draw in any given year. They can participate in this draw every year till they are selected as winners.
Winner will not be the America entry permit right away, instad they will be allowed to apply for it through the normal visa application process.
On the day of the interview they have to proof their eligibility to the authorities to get their entry permit.
Applicant's eligibility are decided on their birth country and not by their present citizenship or PR status.
A person born in an ineligible country can participate in this draw claiming his/her eligible spouse country. If selected as winner, both of them must immigrate together.
Your winning can't be transfered to another person.
If the winner is deceased, his dependants will not be allowed to continue with the selection processing.
Assisting another person to get the American visa through bogus marriages is punishable one and will be banned from entering in to the USA for 99 years.
Winners are requested to proceed with their winning, through the online DS-260 application form.
All the winners must provide an Affidavit of support through I-134 form and the winners in the USA will be requested to provide it through the I-864 form.
If both the husband and wife are selected as winners in the same year program, one of the most qualified people must continue with the winning and the other person must withdraw from the processing.
Applying for the draw is free although you will have to pay a processing fee of US$ 330 on the day of your interview, if you are selected as a winner.
The visa processing fee is not refundable one, if the visa is refused for any given reason.
The loser can't lodge complaint anywhere about this visa refusal under the American Green Card lottery Program.
If you are issued with the visas then you will have to pay another payment of US$ 165 as USCIS processing fee to them through their online facility before you depart to the USA. You can pay that amount while you are staying in the USA. Till you pay the processing fees, you will not be issued with the Green card.
You can apply to the next coming visa lottery program, if you are having high case number from the last year draw winning.
Participating in the draw will not interfere with your other American entry permit applications.
It is not necessary to be fluent in English language, to participate in the draw.
The American Government will not provide air tickets, housing, travel expenses or other facilities to the winners and those who came to the USA under this program.
The program will be available only through the internet; once the applicant feeds the required data he will be issued with a confirmation number that will work as password to check their results online in the coming year.
There is NO Canada, UK or Australia visa lottery programs run by the respective Governments.
Facts related to the green card identity document
Green-card issued by the Government doesn't come in green color.
Conditions will apply to maintain the validity of the document.
Its validity is normally for 10 years only and this should be revalidated after the mentioned period.
Doesn't give you the power equal to the U.S citizenship, but you can apply for it in a later period.
You are not allowed to vote in the elections.
Last held program name was DV-2017, and the results are now available from the month of May 2016. Visa processing is going on for the DV-2016 green card lottery winners and it will close on 30th September 2016.
Next coming official program will be called as DV-2018. It will accept entries from eligible people in this year 2016.
Total available visa in a year: 50,000
Total Available visas for a single country: 3,500
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