The Diversity Visa Program (DV-2025):
Your Chance for a Green Card
Your Chance for a Green Card
Imagine having the opportunity to win a Green Card to live and work in the United States. Well, it's possible with the Diversity Visa Program (DV-2025), also known as the Green Card Lottery. Let's break down what this means in a way that's easy to understand.
What is the Green Card Lottery?The Green Card Lottery is like a special contest where you can win the chance to live in the United States. Here's what you need to know: Open Enrollment: The Green Card Lottery is open for applications from October 4, 2023, to November 7, 2023. You can apply during this time.
Application Fees: Although the Immigration Department does not charge fees to apply, an attorney helping you through the process could charge for their services. There may also be other fees that you need to pay later, so make sure to check with the official office or your attorney for those.
Education or Work Experience: To be eligible, you must either have a high school diploma or an equivalent qualification OR have two years of work experience in a specific job.
55,000 Visas: This year, 55,000 visas will be given to lucky winners. These visas allow you to come and live in the United States.
Checking if You Won: After applying, you'll need to wait until between May 2024 and September 30, 2025, to see if you won the Green Card. Unfortunately, the Department of State won't let you know if you weren't selected. They will only contact the lucky winners.
Why is This Important?The Diversity Visa Program is a way for people from different parts of the world to have a chance at living in the United States. It's called "diversity" because it promotes people from various backgrounds coming together. Winning the Green Card Lottery can be a life-changing opportunity. So, if you or someone you know is eligible, don't miss the chance to apply for the Green Card Lottery. It could be the first step towards a new and exciting chapter in the United States.
If your or your loved ones are in need of a green card and would like to get a chance to get one from this program, please call us at 385-399-1135 any time. We will be happy to answer your questions or help you with advice.
Eligible CountriesIf you're from one of the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean, you can apply for the Green Card Lottery. Here's the list of primary eligible countries:
South America, Central America, and the Caribbean:
Antigua and Barbuda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
These Countries Are Also Eligible For the Diversity Visa ProgramThese countries from other regions around the world that are also eligible for the Diversity Visa Program. Here are the additional eligible countries listed by continent:
Central African Republic
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Sao Tome and Principe
United Arab Emirates
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Denmark (including components and dependent areas overseas)
France (including components and dependent areas overseas)
Macau Special Administrative Region**
Netherlands (including components and dependent areas overseas)
Norway (including components and dependent areas overseas)
Portugal (including components and dependent areas overseas)
United Kingdom (including dependent areas)
**Macau S.A.R. does qualify and is listed above and for the purposes of the diversity program only; persons born in Macau S.A.R. derive eligibility from Portugal.
***For purposes of the diversity program only, Northern Ireland is treated separately. Northern Ireland does qualify and is listed among the qualifying areas.
****Persons born in the Habomai Islands, Shikotan, Kunashiri, and Etorofu are chargeable to Japan. Persons born in Southern Sakhalin are chargeable to Russia.
*Great Britain (United Kingdom) and its dependent areas do qualify for DV-2025. Great Britain (United Kingdom) includes the following dependent areas: Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, British Indian Ocean Territory, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, St. Helena, and Turks and Caicos Islands.
In North America, natives of Canada and Mexico are not eligible for this year’s DV program.
Australia (including components and dependent areas overseas)
Micronesia, Federated States of
New Zealand (including components and dependent areas overseas)
Papua New Guinea