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What is Green Card Lottery?

Every year U.S. government issues 50,000 visas out to the citizens of other countries who want to become permanent residents of the United States. Some participants, their family members and children under age of 21 can receive a Green Card that will allow them to live and work, and later potentially become citizens of the United States. Every year in October U.S. Department of State (part of the U.S. government) names winners of the Green Card Lottery. If you want to participate, don't wait too long and send you applications now!

New Rules for the Green Card Lottery Applicants

U.S. Department of State announced, that starting from 2005, and following years (DV-2006, DV-2007, DV-2008, DV-2009, DV-2010, DV-2011, DV-2012, DV-2013, DV-2014, DV-2015) all "Green Card" Diversity Visa Lottery applications will be accepted only electronically through the website of the Department of State. You must attach digital photo to your application. Applications sent via regular mail are no longer accepted.

Current Lottery - DV-2014

Currently DV-2014 is now CLOSED, applications were accepted between October 2nd and November 3rd 2012. Green card lottery DV-2015 should begin accepting applications sometime in October 2013.

Russian and Ukrainian citizens CAN participate in the lottery.

Go to this website to complete Application for Greencard Lottery http://www.dvlottery.state.gov


Instructions to the application in russian can be found here:
http://travel.state.gov/pdf/DV_2013_instructions_RU_cor.pdf


Previous Green Card Lottery Information

Green Card Lottery DV-2013

Applications for the Green Card Lottery DV-2013 were accepted between October and December 2011. Citizens of Russia could participate.

Green Card Lottery DV-2012

Applications for the Green Card Lottery DV-2012 were accepted between October and December 2010. Citizens of Russia could participate.

Green Card Lottery DV-2011

Applications for the Green Card Lottery DV-2011 were accepted between October and December 2009. Citizens of Russia could participate.

Green Card Lottery DV-2010

Department of State was accepting applications for the Green Card Lottery DV-2010 between October 2nd 2008 and December 1st 2008. Starting July 1st 2008, you can check the status of your application online on the Department's website (see above). Department of State will begin issuing visas on October 1st 2009. Russian and Ukrainian citizens COULD participate in the lottery.

Green Card Lottery DV-2009

Applications for the Green Card Lottery DV-2009 were accepted between October 2nd 2007 and December 1st 2007. Citizens of Russia could not participate.

Green Card Lottery DV-2008

Department of State was accepting applications for the Green Card Lottery DV-2008 between October 4th 2006 and December 3th 2006. Information to the potential candidates was mailed between May and July 2007. Department of State was issuing visas between October 1st 2007 and mid-2008. Russian citizens could not participate in the lottery. Link: DV-2008

Green Card Lottery DV-2007

Applications for the Green Card Lottery 2006 were accepted between October 5th 2005 and December 4th 2005. The information was sent to potential candidates between May and July 2006. Visas will begin issuing starting October 1st 2006. Russian citizens could not participate in the lottery.
Link: DV-2007

Green Card Lottery DV-2006

Applications for the Green Card Lottery 2006 were accepted between November 5th 2004 and January 7th 2005. The information was sent to potential candidates between May and July 2005. Visas were issued between October 1st 2005 and September 30th, 2006. Russian citizens could not participate in the lottery.
Link: DV-2006

Green Card Lottery DV-2005

Registration for the Diversity Visa lottery is between November 1st, 2003 and December 30, 2003. Citizens of the Republic of Belarus are allowed to participate.

Citizens of the following countries can't participate in the Green Card Lottery 2005, because they received more than 50,000 visas in the last 5 years:
  • Russia
  • Canada
  • China
  • Columbia
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Haiti
  • India
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • Pakistan
  • Phillippines
  • South Korea
  • Vietnam
Participants must complete applicatons between November 1 and December 30, 2003. Link: DV-2005

You can read Rules for Participants of the Green Card Lottery here:
http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/types/types_1318.html
 
 


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