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Apply for US Electronic Diversity Visa Lottery (Green Card Lottery) 2024

Apply for US Electronic Diversity Visa Lottery (Green Card Lottery) 2024
 
   
 
 
 
     
 

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Content updated, January 2023

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Apply for the US Electronic Diversity Visa Lottery (Green Card Lottery) 2024 with iVisa!

Do you want to live as a resident in the US? Well, this is your chance to do it!

Keep reading if you want to be selected for a Green Card.

What is the US Electronic Diversity Visa Lottery?

The US Electronic Diversity Visa Lottery or Green Card Lottery is a program created by the Department of State that allows up to 55.000 randomly selected people to obtain a Green Card or permanent residency paper visa.

This program was created to receive more diverse immigrants from countries with a lower immigration rate to the US. The winners will receive a residence card, also known as a Green Card.

Submit your DV Lottery Entry Form here.

About the Diversity Visa

The Diversity Visa will allow you to live in the United States as a permanent resident, and if you are selected as a winner, you must enter the country within six months from the date your new visa is issued.

So make sure to enter the United States before the expiration date. You can learn more about this lottery and how to apply below.

Submit your DV Lottery Entry Form here.

Which countries can apply for the DV Lottery?

Citizens who come from countries that don’t usually send many immigrants to the United States are chosen to increase the diversity of the immigrants that enter this country.

Please check our FAQ section below to understand which countries fall under this category and the terms and conditions under which you’ll be able to apply for the Diversity Visa Lottery Program.

As you can only apply once, our expert review service will ensure no mistakes in your application to increase your chances of being selected.

How can I apply for the DV Lottery Program?

To apply for this program you only need to fill out a simple online form that you can find on iVisa's page.

The sooner you apply, the sooner you’ll be able to correct any errors on your application form before the DV Lottery opens.

Once we make sure your application is correct, we will hold onto it until the DV Lottery Program starts in October. When it does, we’ll submit the form and email you the confirmation number.

Once you submit your application, you’ll be able to check its status in early May of the year following submission of your application. You must save your confirmation number so you’re able to see if you were selected or not.

You’ll also receive a preparation guide so you can get ready for the interview if you’re one of the randomly chosen winners.

Visit our application page to get started.

Check the FAQs below to view other important information about the DV Lottery Program.

How long does this process take?

Going through this process alone can take a long time since there are forms to fill out and many requirements to match to get the Diversity Visa. The winners from the lottery normally get a notification 7 months after their application.

In addition to that, waiting to receive an interview at the embassy can take up to 14 months. That is why you should apply as soon as you can!

Don’t worry! iVisa is here to save you time and effort to have an easy and stress-free application process.

Apply here!.

Should I apply to the Diversity Visa Lottery Program outside or inside the United States?

The vast majority of people who are selected for the Diversity Visa aren’t in the United States and will apply for a green card through the U.S. consulate in their home country.

However, if you’re in the United States with temporary immigration status, you’re also able to apply for the Diversity Visa Lottery Program.

Benefits of applying with iVisa

If you apply with iVisa you won’t need to visit an embassy or a consulate. Our service is completely online. We make all the hard work for you so you don’t need to worry! We will make sure to help you to make an error-free, fast, easy, and smooth application.

Forget about filling out long and complicated forms or visiting the embassy. iVisa offers you simplified application forms that are 50% shorter than the average government ones. You can complete them at your peace and if you haven’t finished, you can save them for later! In this case, we offer you the Entry Form.

In addition, we provide you a preparation guide with the steps selected applicants must follow to get their US Green Card approved and give you the information you need to match the requirements for this program and track your visa status.

What are you waiting for? Apply here!.

How much does it cost to apply for the DV Lottery Program?

To apply for the Green Card Lottery you don’t need to pay any fee, but if you win there will be applications that have some fees.

At iVisa we charge you for our services but it is worth it because, as we explained previously, this process is hard to do alone and can become time-consuming.

iVisa saves you all that time and gives you all the necessary tools to make an error-free application that fits government standards.

Are there any requirements to apply for the Diversity Visa Lottery?

Yes, apart from making sure your country is eligible, education is a major requirement.

You must have at least a high-school diploma or 2 years of work experience in the last 5 years that require a minimum of 2 years of training. This is determined by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Please note that you and your spouse ought to meet the same requirements as any other U.S. green card applicant.

As part of your DV lottery application, you must have a proper recent photo (taken within the past 6 months.) Thankfully iVisa can help you with that here!

Apply for the DV Lottery Program here.

Where can I learn more?

You can always reach out to our outstanding customer support team. They are available every day of the year, to answer any questions you might have about this or any other travel documents. They are incredibly helpful and experts in processing visas.

Required Documents to Apply
  • Applicant's Photo

  • Photo of your children (if applicable)

  • Spouse Photo (if applicable)

Important Instructions
  • The US Electronic Diversity Visa Lottery or Green Card Lottery is a program created by the Department of State.

  • It allows up to 55.000 randomly selected people to obtain a Green Card or permanent residency Paper Visa.

  • If you are selected and you win the DV Lottery Program, you will need to enter the United States within 6 months from the date of issuance of your new Green Card.

  • Our service only includes the application of the Entry Form and a preparation guide with the steps that selected applicants must follow to get their US Green Card approved.

  • As part of our processing service, we are going to make sure you meet all the requirements needed to apply for this program.

  • To be able to apply you need to make sure your country is eligible.

  • You also need to have at least a high-school diploma or 2 years of work experience in the last 5 years that require a minimum of 2 years of training.

  • The Department of State will determine selectees through a randomized computer drawing.

  • To know if you have been selected, please follow the instructions in the preparation guide we are going to send you. There you will find all the further steps you should follow.

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Questions?

If you get an error while making your application, feel free to contact our group of experts who are here for you and will gladly help you solve the issue.
Each person may only participate once per year in the DV Lottery! If you submit more than one form, you will be automatically disqualified; so, if your application is canceled, you need to wait one year to apply again.
Travelers in transit through the United States require valid C-1 visas or already having a visitor B visa.
If you were born in a country that is excluded from participating in the United States DV Lottery you can claim chargeability to the country where your spouse was born. Likewise, you may be charged to the country of birth of your parents, provided that neither parent was resident of the ineligible country at the time of your birth. One example is that if you were born in India, a country that does not qualify, but your spouse was born in Thailand, you can claim Thailand as your country of birth (chargeability), then qualify to enter the Diversity Visa Program. To do this you must also include your spouse in your application.
The DV Lottery requires the principal applicant to have a US school diploma or the equivalent of education, or two years of qualifying work experience as defined under provisions of U.S. laws.
A married couple may each submit a DV Lottery application separately, and if either is selected, the other would be entitled to a permanent resident card. This increases your chances of winning.
No. Do not leave out your spouse and biological or legally adopted children under 21. All immediate family members must be included in your initial entry. Failure to do so will lead to automatic disqualification.