2014 Diversity Visa Lottery Program

September 4, 2012 § Leave a comment

Per the Department of State website, registrations for the DV-2014 Lottery Program will start on October 2, 2012 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) and finish on November 3, 2012 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

It is a known fact that this green card lottery program grants 50,000 diversity immigrant visas to people from many eligible countries. There are a few simple eligibility requirements to be met to qualify for an immigrant visa through the DV lottery program. You should have a high school completion certificate or worked for two years in a qualifying occupation. As far as education is concerned, you should have completed a twelve year course of primary and secondary education that is equal to a twelve year education in the US.

If you wish to immigrate to the US, the DV lottery program proves handy. Normally you should have a US citizen or green card holder in your family to sponsor you for a green card. Whereas that requirement is not needed for the DV lottery. One disadvantage of this program is that not all can participate in this program. The US Department of State has a list of eligible countries. These countries qualify as very few persons from these countries have moved to the US in the past and remember only persons from such eligible countries can participate in this green card lottery program.

File the application only if you are eligible to receive an immigrant visa to come to the US. You should also be admissible into the US. Getting selected in this program alone does not make you eligible to get an immigrant visa . You have to go through various other processes. You will be needed to furnish certain documents to prove that you are eligible.

Submitting multiple entries will lead to rejection. Ensure that you submit only one entry. But you are allowed to submit separate applications for yourself and your spouse if each meet the eligibility requirements separately. If one of you is selected, the other automatically gets derivative status. At the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC), all the applications received will be numbered separately and winners will be selected randomly by a computer from among all the entries received for each geographic region. All the applications have the same chance of winning. Normally, you can get a green card through a family member or through employment. If you do not have relatives or employers to sponsor, this DV lottery is a great opportunity.

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