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Question About Green Card Lottery Chances

David asks…

do chances of winning the green card lottery deepening on the country that i apply from?or the citizenship cou

i read that countries who have low with rates of immigration to the United States. ? well, im from saudi arabia i dont think there are alot of saudis go there, does that increase or decrease my chances? and no need to be rude cause im from that country ok ?

Best Answer:

The green card lottery is also called the DV (diversity visa) lottery. Each year, 50,000 immigrant visas are made available through a lottery to people who come from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States. Since you are from Saudi Arabia, you are eligible and have an equal chance of winning it as any native who is eligible for the DV.

This is from the USCIS:
The State Department’s National Visa Center holds the lottery every year, and chooses winners randomly from all qualified entries. Anyone who is selected under this lottery will be given the opportunity to apply for permanent residence. If permanent residence is granted, then the individual will be authorized to live and work permanently in the United States. You will also be allowed to bring your spouse and any unmarried children under the age of 21 to the United States.

If you want to read more about the DV lottery program, here’s the website:
http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.5af9bb95919f35e66f614176543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=963e6c854523d010VgnVCM10000048f3d6a1RCRD&vgnextchannel=54519c7755cb9010VgnVCM10000045f3d6a1RCRD

This link discusses the procedures to enter the DV lottery:
http://travel.state.gov/pdf/DV_2008_Final.pdf

It’s quite lengthy but definitely worth reading.

Be careful of scams. There are lots out there. Remember that the winners will never be notified by email, only by mail at the addresses listed on their applications. Winners will be sent instructions and information on fees. Being selected as a winner in the diversity visa lottery does not automatically guarantee that you will be issued a visa, even if you are qualified. The number of entries selected is greater than the number of immigrant visas available, because not everyone selected will be qualified for the visa or will choose to complete the processing. Once all 50,000 visas have been issued, the diversity visa program for the year will end.

Good luck. I hope you find this helpful.

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