The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV program) is an annual visa lottery program, in which the United States makes available up to 50,000 immigrant visas every year to individuals from countries with low rates of immigration to the U.S. Winners are randomly selected from all entries.
As long as applicants qualify for permanent resident status, if they are selected through the Diversity Visa lottery they are eligible to pursue permanent residence in the U.S. Most winners are outside of the United States and pursue permanent residence through consular processing, though some already have nonimmigrant or other legal status in the U.S. and can pursue an adjustment of status.
To apply for the Diversity Visa, you must:
- Be born in or chargeable to a qualifying country
- Have either a high school education or its equivalent (comparable to a 12-year course in the United States) OR two years of work experience, in the last five years, in an occupation that requires at least two years of training or experience
Youngblood & Associates will help you determine if you are eligible to apply for the Diversity Visa lottery, assist you in the process of applying according to designated deadlines and document requirements, and help you through the process of adjustment of status or consular processing if you are selected by the Diversity Visa lottery.
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