What is the 2018 DV Lottery Program?

The U.S. DV (Diversity Visa) Lottery Program, also known as the Green Card Lottery, provides 55,000 Diversity Visas each fiscal year to persons drawn from randomly selected entries. Winning entrants are from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States and must meet strict eligibility requirements. Officially called the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, the DV Lottery provides a U.S. green card to those who are selected and who go through the process of obtaining a U.S. Immigrant Visa. This year, the U.S. Department of State will again offer the Diversity Visa Program, which will provide winners with legal entrance to the U.S. Entries made in 2016 are for the DV-2018 Lottery, as January 2018 will be when winners are allowed to immigrate permanently to the United States. By then, permanent residence card winners are required to have submitted all of their immigration forms and successfully participated in a green card interview at the nearest Embassy to their current place of residence. Online registration for DV-2018 will only be available on the State Department website between October and November 2016, but is available at all times here at DV-Experts.

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