The Diversity Immigrant Visa program is a United States congressionally mandated lottery program for receiving a United States Permanent Resident Card. It is also known as the Green Card Lottery. The Act makes available 55,000 permanent resident visas annually to natives of countries deemed to have low rates of immigration to the United States.
This year, the online registration for the DV 2015 Program began on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and will conclude on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4).
Winners in the Green Card Lottery may receive an Immigrant Visa, and American Green Card, and the right to live and work in the United States of America.
Winning chances in 2013 per continent were :
Africa 1.84 %
Asia 0.93 %
Europe 1.31 %
North America 0.5 %
Oceania 6.22 %
The application is free !
There is no fee to download, complete and submit the electronic diversity visa entry form. If a website or business wants to charge you a fee for entering the green card lottery, the money does not go to the U.S. government; this is a fee for the company's services.
If you have been selected…
If you have been selected to apply for a diversity visa, a fee will be required for the immigrant visa application, payable to the Department of State. This filing fee DOES NOT go to the person or business who submitted your lottery entry (if you paid someone for this service). No one is authorized by the Department of State to notify diversity visa lottery applicants of their winning entry, the next steps in the processing of applying for their visa, or collect fees on behalf of the Department of State. Current fees for visa services are available on the Department of State website.
Start the application before November 2, 2013
1. Click here to start the application
2. Photo Requirements
The submitted image must adhere to the following specifications. Photographs submitted must be a recent photograph, taken within the last 6 months. Please be advised that failure to comply with any of the following requirements may result in disqualification from the lottery.
The image file may be produced by acquiring an image with a digital camera or by digitizing a paper photograph with a scanner.
Digital enhancement or other alterations or retouching are not permitted.
The original aspect ratio of the image must be preserved. (No image stretching is allowed.)
The image must contain the full face, neck, and shoulders of the entrant in frontal view with a neutral, non-smiling expression and with eyes open and directed at the camera.
The image must not contain any parts of the body below the entrant's shoulders.
The image must not include other objects or additional people.
The entrant must be vertically oriented in the image.
The image must be from a recent (within 6 months) photo of the entrant.
The subject must directly face the camera.
The head must not be tilted up, down, or to the side.
The head height (measured from the top of the head, including the hair, to the bottom of the chin) must be between 50% and 69% of the image’s total height. The eye height (measured from the bottom of the image to the level of the eyes) should be between 56% and 69% of the image's total height. The diagram below shows these measurements on a correctly-proportioned image.
You will know if you are Selected from May 2015.
good luck !