US Green Card Lottery
- Check your eligibility for US Green Card Lottery
workpermit.com guarantees that based on the information submitted, your Green Card Lottery entry will be submitted online to the Department of State in the correct format. If we find after you have paid workpermit.com that you do not meet the requirements for entry to the Lottery we will refund the fees. However, workpermit.com cannot guarantee that your entry will be selected.
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After the individuals have been selected at random from among all qualified entries through the State Department E-DV lottery computer program, they will NOT be notified by email. Those selected will be notified only by letter through the mail between the following May and July at the addresses listed on their E-DV entry. Only the randomly selected individuals will be notified. Persons not selected will NOT receive any notification. U.S. embassies and consulates will NOT be able to provide a list of those selected to continue the visa process.
There are 50,000 DV visas available, but more than that number of individuals will be selected. Because it is likely that some of the first 50,000 persons who are selected will not qualify for visas or pursue their cases to visa issuance, more than 50,000 entries will be selected to ensure that all of the available DV visas are issued. However, this also means that there will not be a sufficient number of visas for all those who are initially selected. All applicants who are selected will be informed promptly of their place on the list.
The US State Department will send appointment letters to selected applicants four to six weeks before the scheduled interviews with U.S. consular officers at overseas posts. Each month visas will be issued, visa number availability permitting, to those applicants who are ready for issuance during that month. Once all of the 50,000 DV visas have been issued, the program for the year will end. Selected applicants who wish to receive visas must be prepared to act promptly on their cases. Random selection by the US State Department computer as a selectee does not automatically guarantee that you will receive a visa.