The Green Card Lottery (DV-2013)

By |2011-10-15T13:08:54-05:00October 15th, 2011|Categories: Lawful Permanent Residence in the U.S., Visa Lottery and Diversity Visas to the U.S.|Tags: , |

Published:  October 15, 2011 As in years past, millions of people from all over world will submit entries to have a chance at one of 50,000 diversity immigrant visas and obtain “green card” status in the US.  Excluded from eligibility are natives of Bangladesh (new), Brazil, Canada, China (mainland born), Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and Vietnam. That is because these are considered to be “high admission” nations, and the basis of Congress establishing the visa lottery statute was to provide immigration opportunities for individuals from […]