USCIS Green Card Lottery in New Jersey
Obtaining Green Cards Through Diversity Visa Lottery
Most people don't think that a person could win permanent residency
through a lottery, but since 1995 the United States government has made
available a total of 50,000 diversity visas each year through the Diversity
Immigration Visa Lottery (also known as the Green Card Lottery, U.S. Visa
Lottery, DV Lottery, or the U.S. Immigration Lottery). Visas offered through
the DV Lottery grant a foreign national permanent residency and work status
The diversity visa lottery is a great opportunity to apply for a green
card—however, the process must be performed correctly, and any errors
or incorrect procedures could prevent an individual from receiving permanent
New Jersey immigration attorney is able to assist clients seeking a green card through the diversity visa lottery.
Our firm has helped thousands of clients facing a variety of immigration issues. Ensure you apply to the green
card lottery with the strongest chance possible, and do not let any unnecessary
errors get in the way!
How do I apply for the U.S. visa lottery?
To enter the lottery, you should meet the work experience and education
you may qualify in one of two ways: complete high school or equivalent education in your country, or have
two or more years of work experience in the past five years. Besides these
qualifications, you must also be eligible to enter the U.S. under immigration law.
You must complete the application form and provide photographs. You may
apply online without any filing fee. Once you have applied, you may be
eligible for random selection by the U.S. State Department. If you are
selected from the finalists, you then complete the visa application form
and pay the filing fee. Individuals who obtain a visa may
apply for U.S. citizenship.
Each Country has a Yearly Visa Limit
Some nationalities are ineligible to participate in the DV Lottery. Applicants
who were born in any territory that has sent more than 50,000 immigrants
to the U.S. in the last five years are not eligible to receive a diversity
visa. Once the yearly visa quota is reached, additional visas may not
be given out until the following visa period.
For the 2011 lottery, natives of the following countries were ineligible:
- China (mainland-born)
- Dominican Republic
- El Salvador
- South Korea
- United Kingdom
Get the Application Process Done Right—Call 800-909-8129
At The Law Offices of Lloyd E. Bennett, Esq., P.C., our New Jersey Immigration
decades of experience helping countless individuals facing difficult issues with visas and other legal matters. The DV lottery
has many complexities in the procedure that can block someone from receiving
permanent residency. With the help of our legal team, many of these issues
may be avoided. No matter how difficult or troubling your situation may
be, call our firm and explore your legal options.
Schedule a case consultation with our New Jersey visa and immigration attorney and discuss your circumstances today!