Green Card Lottery
Since October 1994, United States has issued 50,000 permanent Green Cards annually through the Diversity Visa Lottery Program. If you are selected, then you can reside and work permanently in the United States. The registration period for the Green Card via the Diversity Program (DV2010) is from October 2 – December 1, 2008.
In order to apply for the Diversity Green Card, there are certain requirements that must be met. Applicants born in any of the following countries cannot apply:
Brazil, Canada, China (mainland) – Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan are eligible,
Colombia, Dominican Republic, EL Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico,
Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Russian Federation, South Korea,
United Kingdom (and its dependent territories) – Ireland and Northern Ireland are eligible,
If you were born in one of the countries listed above, you may still qualify if your spouse or your parents were born in an eligible country.
In addition to being born in an eligible country, applicants must have either a high school education or its equivalent, or within the past five years have two years of work experience in an occupation requiring at least two years of training or experience.
One entry per applicant may be submitted during the registration period. Multiple entries will disqualify applicants from diversity Green Card program.