If selected, you must complete all the Green card application process requirements. Once this step is completed, you must wait for the U.S Embassy to review your visa request. The process, from the initial lottery process to immigration, will take about 2 years.
How do you know if you win the green card lottery?
You can only find out whether you have won by going to www.dvlottery.state.gov (typically beginning May 1). If you win and are permitted to apply, you will have to pay a fee, but that will be in person at a U.S. embassy or consulate.
What happens after winning the green card lottery?
If you’re in the United States in a temporary immigration status (technically known as “non-immigrant status”) when you win the Diversity Visa lottery, you’ll apply for a green card through United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) by filing Form I-485.
How long is the green card process 2020?
Green Card interview and approval
You must attend a Green Card interview as the final step of your application. Read more about the interview here. The whole process typically takes 29-38 months.
How many times can you enter the green card lottery?
Yes, you are allowed to participate in the Green Card Lottery every year until you win. Be aware that you have to re-apply every year with a new application because the US authorities do not save old applications.
Does Green Card Lottery affect visa?
Simple answer: No! Keep applying for the DV Lottery and this will have no affect on any future visa applications. Also, you do not have to mention on your visa applications that you applied for the DV Lottery. They are separate entities and they do not care.
Can I get married after winning DV lottery?
After being notified of your win, you have at least half a year’s time before the interview in a US consulate takes place. In this time, you can marry or have a child and the new family member will automatically be considered eligible for a Green Card.
How do I check my green card lottery 2022?
Beginning May 8, 2021, DV-2022 entrants will be able to use their unique confirmation number provided at registration to check the online Entrant Status Check at https://dvprogram.state.gov/ to see if their entry was selected.
How much does Green Card Lottery cost?
For DV-2020 applicants the fee is $330 per person. This fee is nonrefundable, whether a visa is issued or not. Learn more about Fees.
How difficult is it to get a green card?
Applying for a green card isn’t easy for anyone. The law is complicated, and the paperwork tough to deal with. You might wish to consult with an immigration attorney to get help and to learn what you can do to minimize the risk of your application being denied. Learn more about how much this might cost.