The State Department of the United States of America open from October 2022 the registration process for the Diversity Immigrant Visa Programbetter known as the Visa Lottery, for the period 2024.
This program aims to offer visas for permanent residence to people from countries with low levels of migration to the North American country. Some benefits offered by these visas are study and work permits, as well as the freedom to enter and exit the United States.
The program was created in 1996 under the Immigration law, with the aim of strengthening the diversity of immigrants in the country. Since the system works in such a way that a computer picks the winners of the green card casually, from there it takes the name of Lotteria dei Visa.
How do I participate in the Visa Lottery?
First, in order to access the registration process, a number of requirements must be met, as set out by the State Department’s official website:
- Having completed secondary school or its equivalent, which would be the successful completion of a 12-year course of primary and secondary education.
- Have worked for at least two years out of the last five, in a position that requires at least two years of training or professional experience.
These are the only major requirements set by the US government. On this government page there are all the details on how to access the visa registration online.
When are Green Card winners announced?
According to the State Department, the results of the winners will be given as May 6, 2023 through September 30, 2024. To verify your position you must: verify your participant status with the State Department and enter your confirmation number.
In case you have won the visa, there are several steps to follow. The first is to confirm if you accept the Green Card; if you do, you will need to file the appropriate application with Form DS-260. Once you have attached the documentation, you will be summoned to a interviewwith relatives who will travel with you -if you have them-.
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