Green Card Lottery FAQ
Live, Work and Study in UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
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WINNERS will get FREE Air Line Ticket to USA*
USAGC provides you with the following benefits:
A Green Card Visa and A FREE Airline ticket from your country to the USA to
claim your Green Card *.
Winners will be notified by email, regular mail, phone (and fax optionally).
You can change your address at anytime (including email address, physical
address, phone & fax numbers, etc.) also after the submission of the
application or after the deadline period - We will update the changes in our
Photos Scanning or Uploading:
Upload your photos online or send us your photos with post mail and we will
scan them according to the US Government requirements.
You may update your photographs at anytime before the actual submission period.
You do not need to worry about the submission period. The state department
dedicated website will only be available for a short and specific period only.
Using the USAGC services you can send us the data at any time and we will
ensure that your application is submitted on time as required.
No missing details:
USAGC service will ensure that your application has all the required
information according to the USA State Department rules and regulations and
will notify you if more details are required. All based on the data received
Multiple Year Submission:
You can fill your details once, and we will resubmit your application every
year (see payments required).
We submit your application in the English Alphabet according to the State
Department Rules and Regulations.
* All winners who won the Green Card in the D.V. lottery program and paid to USAGC.org for the registration of
the specific winning registration year of the D.V. lottery program will receive a FREE AIR LINE TICKET to
USA at a worth of up to €1,000 as long as they used and paid for the services of USAGC.org affiliated USA
immigration law firm at a worth of €3,000.
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Frequently asked questions:
What is the US Green Card Lottery Program?
The United States Government submits each year about 50,000 Green Card visas
randomly using a lottery progam law that passed by Congress.
How many steps it takes to fill out the entire entry form?
There are only 3 steps to complete the entire application form.
How long does it take to complete the 3 steps above?
It takes up to ten minutes.
Are there minimum requirements to participate?
Yes. The participant/applicant must be a native of a country that appears on
the list of qualifying countries and must meet the minimum requirements
concerning education OR employment status. For the list of countries see below.
What are the requirements for education or work experience? For the list of countries see below.
The law and regulations require that every applicant must have at least 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 training
or experience. A "high school education or equivalent" is defined as successful
completion of a twelve-year course of elementary and secondary education in the
United States or successful completion in another country of a formal course of
elementary and secondary education comparable to a high school education in the
United States. Documentary proof of education or work experience should not be
submitted with the lottery entry, but must be presented to the consular officer
at the time of the visa interview. To determine eligibility based on work
experience, definitions from the Department of Labor's O*Net OnLine database
will be used.
If I do not meet the minimum requirements can I participate in the lottery program?
No. If you do not meet the minimum requirements, you cannot enter the lottery
How many applications can I send?
Any applicant may submit only one application form. However, if you are married
you can double your chances by submitting one additional application form under
your spouse name (your husband/wife).
What happens if I live in a different country than the one I was born in?
No problem. The automatic application process will ascertain that in such cases
your application will be submitted correctly and not be disqualified.
What can I do if I was born in a country that does not appear on the list of qualifying countries?
You can participate by charging nativity of the country of birth of your spouse
(husband/wife) or your parents' country of birth. This is possible if your
spouse or one of your parents was born in a country that appears on the list of
More details on the above question:
"Native" ordinarily means someone born in a particular country, regardless of
the individual's current country of residence or nationality. But for
immigration purposes "native" can also mean someone who is entitled to be
"charged" to a country other than the one in which he/she was born under the
provisions of Section 202(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. For
example, if a principal applicant was born in a country that is not eligible
for this year's DV program, he/she may claim
"chargeability" to the country
where his/her derivative spouse was born, but he/she will not be issued a DV-1
unless the spouse is also eligible for and issued a DV-2, and both must enter
the U.S. together on the DVs. In a similar manner, a minor dependent child can
be "charged" to a parent's country of birth. Finally, any applicant born in a
country ineligible for this year's DV program can be "charged" to the country
of birth of either parent as long as neither parent was a resident of the
ineligible country at the time of the applicant's birth. In general, people are
not considered residents of a country in which they were not born or legally
naturalized if they are only visiting the country temporarily or stationed in
the country for business or professional reasons on behalf of a company or
government. An applicant who claims alternate chargeability must include
information to that effect on the application for registration.
May persons who are in the US apply for the program?
Yes, an applicant may be in the U.S. or in another country, and the entry may
be submitted from the U.S. or from abroad.
Can I pay more to increase the chances of winning?
No. All the participants in the lottery have an equal opportunity. The winners
are chosen randomly by a computer program.
How can I know if I won?
All winners will be informed by mail. The notice will be sent to the same
address filled out on the application. Participants who do not win will not be
Are there additional fees?
There are no extra charges for participating in the American Green Card Lottery
Program, aside from the fee for using the on-line registration.
How can I be sure that my application was filled correctly with all information needed?
USAGC willl recheck you information and will fill the actual registration form
to the US authorities. In case of a missing or a wrong information USAGC will
notify you and recheck the form before final submission.
What family members must I included on my form?
On your entry form you must list your spouse, that is husband or wife, and all
unmarried children under 21 years of age, with the exception of a child who is
already a U.S. citizen or a Legal Permanent Resident. You must list your spouse
even if you are currently separated from him/her. However, if you are legally
divorced, you do not need to list your former spouse. For customary marriages,
the important date is the date of the original marriage ceremony, not the date
on which the marriage is registered. You must list ALL your children who are
unmarried and under 21 years of age, whether they are your natural children,
your spouse's children by a previous marriage, or children you have formally
adopted in accordance with the laws of your country, unless a child is already
a U.S. citizen or Legal Permanent Resident. List all children under 21 years of
age even if they no longer reside with you or you do not intend for them to
immigrate under the DV program. The fact that you have listed family members on
your entry does not mean that they later must travel with you. They may choose
to remain behind. However, if you include an eligible dependent on your visa
application forms that you failed to include on your original entry, your case
will be disqualified. (This only applies to persons who were dependents at the
time the original application was submitted, not those acquired at a later
date.) Your spouse may still submit a separate entry, even though he or she is
listed on your entry, as long as both entries include details on all dependents
in your family.
May a husband and a wife each submit a separate formfile an application separately?
Yes, a husband and a wife may each submit one entry if each meets the
eligibility requirements. If either were selected, the other would be entitled
to derivative status. In this way you double your chances.
If I have won, do I have to emigrate with my family to US?
No. The fact that you have listed family members on your entry does not mean
that they later must travel with you. They may choose to remain behind..
Is there a minimum age to participate?
There is no minimum age to apply for the program, but the requirement of a high
school education OR work experience for each principal applicant at the time of
application will effectively disqualify most persons who are under age 18.
What happens to my spouse and the children if I win?
If you win these family members can join you in filling a request for a visa
based on your winning.
May persons who are already registered for an immigrant visa in another category apply for the Green Card Program?
Yes, such persons may apply for the program.
Click here for the list of Eligible
Click here for the list of NON -
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