Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery (“Green-card”) 2008 Starts Soon! September 17, 2006Posted by dsheen88 in Greencard Lottery, Immigration Laws and Policies, Info for Doctors and Health Professionals, News and politics, Tips.
Each year, the Diversity Lottery (DV) Program makes 55,000 immigrant visas (“Green-Card”) available through a lottery to people who come from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States. Of such visas, 5,000 are allocated for use under NACARA beginning with DV ’99. The State Department (DOS) holds the lottery every year, and randomly selects approximately 110,000 applicants from all qualified entries. The DOS selects the approximately 110,000 applications since many will not complete the visa process. However once 55,000 are issued or the fiscal year ends, the DV program is closed. If you receive a visa through the Diversity Visa Lottery Program you will be authorized to live and work permanently in the United States. You will also be allowed to bring your spouse and any unmarried children under the age of 21 to the United States.========================================The DV-2008 Lottery will begin at noon EDT on October 4, 2006 and will end at noon EST on December 3, 2006.More information about the lottery will be coming soon. Check out this site for upcoming DV-2008 instructions: http://www.dvlottery.state.gov/