Every year the U.S. government offers foreign citizens an opportunity to obtain green cards and be granted legal permanent resident status through the Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery, also known at the "Green Card Lottery". Winning the DV lottery means you will be given all the work, health, educational, and other benefits afforded to U.S. citizens.
To participate in the visa lottery, you must meet specific nationality and education or work experience requirements. Individuals whose home nation has sent in excess of 50,000 immigrants to the U.S. during the prior 5 years are not eligible for the DV Lottery. The list of qualifying nations is updated yearly to ensure those individuals who may not otherwise have the opportunity to immigrate to the U.S. will be given the chance to do so.
Even if you are not from a qualified nation, you may still have options available to you. In cases where the spouse of a U.S. citizen or permanent resident is from an ineligible nation, the spouse may still be able to participate in the DV Lottery program providing that the U.S. citizen or permanent resident is from an eligible nation.
The same holds true for couples wishing to register for the DV lottery together. As long as one spouse was born in an eligible country, both individuals can claim the country where the eligible spouse was born. To find out more about the specific qualifications necessary to obtain a green card through the DV lottery, contact The Law Offices of Lloyd E. Bennett, Esq., P.C. at once.
My experienced immigration firm will be able to help you determine your eligibility and guide you through the registration process. Any errors or mistakes made on your entry could affect your eligibility. By working closely with a lawyer who has a comprehensive understanding of how the lottery is conducted you will greatly improve your chances of having your name selected.
It is important that you act quickly, because registration for the DV Lottery begins far in advance of the lottery selection. If you are selected to continue processing in the DV program, I can help you with the additional documentation and evidence you will need to gather to show that you qualify. With more than 25 years of legal experience, I can advocate for you and help you through the process while protecting your interests and rights. Call The Law Offices of Lloyd E. Bennett, Esq., P.C. now so that I can review your situation and advise you on how to proceed.