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Question About US Work Visa Lottery

Mark asks…

USA Diversity Visa Lottery?

I am a mechanical engineer in my last year from Greece and I want to apply for the Diversity visa to go to the US take some graduate studies and live permanently.If I win the lottery will I have to go to the US immediately.Will I still be able to finish my studies in Greece that are free.How much time this green card I take from the DV lasts and what am I going to need to do when I decide to go to the US in 6-12 months from now.I want to go to Sacramento, CA.

Best Answer:

The Diversity Visa lottery is not a scam in itself, as long as you enter through the official web site every October (and sometimes November). It’s true that the odds of winning and getting the visa are not very high, but there’s nothing to lose. As a mechanical engineering university student, you almost certainly meet the educational requirements.

The Diversity Visa year runs from October 1 to September 30. Currently, we are in DV2011, which runs Oct 2010-September 2011. The entry period for starts in October of the previous year, so people interviewing for visas this year entered in October or November of 2009. Visa interviews are scheduled in rank order by your winning lottery number. So, if you entered October 2010 and find out this summer that you won, you may interview any time between October 2011 and September 2012 (or until they run out of the 50,000 DVs allotted per year). Depending on individual circumstances, your visa may be issued very quickly after the interview if everything is in order, or may take a few months. The visa must be issued by September 30th. Once the visa is issued, you have 6 months to enter the U.S.

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