DV-2015 American Visa Lottery.
DV-2015 is the current diversity visa lottery program that did accepting entries recently. It was operated by the American Government. This program will provide nearly 50,000 visas for the eligible candidates and they will have the chance to start their new life in the USA. This name selection is done through the computer random name selection and then the selected winners will have to attend the normal immigration visa application procedures to obtain their entry permits.
DV - 2015 Starting date: 01 - 10 - 2013
Closing date: 02 - 11 - 2013 (The program currently don't accept any entries)
The next draw will be DV-2016.
Entering the program is free for the eligible candidates although those who had been selected will have to pay a Visa processing fee of US$ 330 and they are issued with the visas then they have to deposit another US$ 165 each for the USCIS as another processing fee before their departure through the online payment system.
Single person can start their life in the USA alone after getting the entry permit, while the eligible married person can travel over there with his/her spouse and eligible children.
The draw is limited to single person or husband, wife and their eligible children. Note parents, brother and sisters are not allowed to participate with the entrant. Like wise polygamy marriages too are not accepted by the law. Using fraud methods to get the visas will results in life time ban from entering there.
This program will allow certain country native only to submit entries as some prohibited country natives had immigrated to the U.S.A numbering more than 50,000 within the last 5 year period.
Applicants should have been born in an eligible country and must meet the required education level or work experience. Every year allowed countries will be decided by the U.S State Department and will be published before the entry submission period.
Education - Work Requirement.
Must have successfully passed the High school certificate with compulsory subjects after reading in the primary and high school for 12 years or must have 2 years of work experience within the last 5 years in a work which the applicant should have under gone for 2 years of training/education to perform it. Also the job must be in the DOL Onet* web page as to meet the Instructions. (Very few people qualify for the visa with their job experience.)
Minimum age limit of 18 years is required to apply for the lottery.
People who are living in the U.S too can enter in the draw to get LPR status, if they have the required eligibility during their legal stay.
Those who are selected for this program, can proof their eligibility to the USCIS office to change their current status to the required
LPR status, when their case numbers are current. This procedure will allow them to get the official Green Card quickly.
People living in the States can submit entries for them, for their relatives and to their friends if they had requested them to do so. An eligible participant is allowed to submit one entry only as primary applicant with his/her name and if had submitted more entries for a person as a primary applicant, all the entries will be rejected from the system with out giving any notice to the applicant.
This draw is endorsed by the Senate to maintain the diversity of people living there, although some Senators don't like this program as they think that this draw is bringing unwanted people in to the country.
If you are using a lawyer, law firm or an agent to apply for the program don't forget to tell them to give your confirmation number, so you can check the results online to see whether you are selected for the greencard lottery. If you are selected for the program KCC will not send you any winning notifications. The confirmation number of your application is the only means for you to check your selection results online.
Why this program is being called as green card lottery?
The program's official name is Diversity Visa Lottery. It is popularly called as green card lottery in many countries because at the end of the selection process the winner will get the green card to live and work there. In the early years LPR card was in green color, when it was introduced in the USA.