Wondering how you can move to the United States and start fresh? There are a couple options available depending on your situation. With Fall right at the doorstep, one of them moves right at the top of the list. The Green Card lottery is hands down your fastest shortcut to the land of opportunities.
Get ready for your big move to the U.S by applying for a DV Program this season.
What is a Green Card Lottery?
Green Card lottery or a Diversity Visa Program is a government initiative that allows for 50000 participants to receive a right to live and work in the U.S indefinitely through winning a permanent residency card.
The results are random for the first step. You should totally be as honest and clear as you can to increase your chances if you get to the next one, which is the interview with the authorities.
How Do I Apply for a DV Program?
- First things first, you need to establish whether your country of birth is eligible for the lottery. To do that you can check via the official website of the program. Don’t worry if you don’t see your country on the list, there may be other ways to help you apply. For instance, you can state your spouse’s or parents’ country as yours to be able to enter the draw.
- Make sure you have an appropriate education and work experience as well. All applicants must have at least a high school diploma or an equivalent to qualify. Two-year experience in your field of work is required.
- Get a decent photo for your application. More than half of the submitted entries get cut because the image doesn’t resemble the current look. Take your DV Program photo no earlier than 6 months prior to applying. Using an online service can help you take a 100% compliant top-quality photo for your Green Card lottery application. Besides, it is almost 50% cheaper than having your photo taken at an offline photo service.
- Your chances are a little better if you submit an application during an early bird period. Watch out for the start of the lottery to be among the first ones to apply.
How Can I Prepare for the Application?
To avoid any potential mix ups and mistakes, you can fill in a copy of an actual Green Card lottery form to ensure you have all the correct information. Training lets you save and come back to your application multiple times, whereas the real form doesn’t allow that option.
Practice goes a long way, especially if you are applying by yourself, without an agent. Misinformation is greatly deprecated by the government authorities and all submissions with incorrect answers get automatically rejected.
Can I Increase My Chances of Winning?
There is no real way to trick the random drawing, but you can still try to get better chances at winning.
All members of the family above the age of 16 are allowed to submit an entry and include their immediate relatives. Meaning, not only both you and your spouse can send in separate applications, but any children of the appropriate age also can fill in the DV program form.
Remember that all applying participants need proof of the level of education to take part.
When Does the DV Program 2023 Start?
The start of the Green Card lottery isn’t until October 6, 2021. You can get used to the system and practice using the copy of the real application form in the meantime.