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Green card lottery posts in the CitizenPath immigration blog.

3 Reasons Not to Enter Green Card Lottery

reasons not to enter green card lotteryThe Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, better known as the green card lottery, makes up to 50,000 immigrant visas available each year to randomly selected individuals who are from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States.

In most cases, the green card lottery is an amazing once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become a permanent resident of the United States. But in other cases, there are reasons not to enter the green card lottery. Reasons to reconsider before applying to the green card lottery include: Continue reading

Green Card Lottery Hiccup

green card lotteryThe U.S. State Department has disclosed that applicants of their 2015 green card lottery may have been provided with erroneous information. If you are an applicant, you are encouraged to re-check your status.

The green card lottery, formally known as the Electronic Diversity Visa program, is a program administered by the State Department that grants permanent residence (green cards) to up to 50,000 applicants from countries deemed to have low immigration rates to the United States. Countries with significant immigration rates to the U.S. (over 50,000 immigrants per year) are excluded from the program.

The 2015 Diversity Visa Program required applicants to register between October 1, 2013, and November 2, 2013, on the Electronic Diversity Visa website. Applicants for the 2015 program could begin checking the status of their entries on the same website starting May 1, 2014. Unfortunately, many entrants may have been provided incorrect information. Continue reading