There are many things that you must know about the DV lottery program which is also known as the Green Card lottery program. This program is conducted officially, every year by the US Congress. United States is already known as a land of immigrants as it constantly welcomes immigrants from various parts of the world and allows them to reside there permanently and also allows them to become citizens, if they are eligible for US citizenship. This is the only program, through which a foreign national may immigrate to the United States without the help of sponsors. You also need not worry about paying huge sums as you may enter this program free of cost. You will have to pay the diversity visa fees after you win the lottery, while you apply for a visa. This program allows citizens of many eligible countries across the globe to take part and few countries are ineligible to participate in the DV lottery program. That is because, there are already a lot of immigrants in the United States from those ineligible countries.
Every year, 50,000 diversity immigrant visas are issued to eligible DV lottery winners. To become eligible to take part in this program and to get an immigrant visa if you win the lottery, you just need to hold a 12 year high school completion certificate or you must have the required work experience. It is also not so difficult to file an application to enter this program as there is no paper work involved. You will have to completely fill and file an online application. The form requires information about you and your eligible dependents. Moreover, do not think that your chances to win the lottery may increase if you file multiple forms and that will only make you ineligible to participate in the program. But you and your spouse may both file separate forms. After you fill and file the online form, you will obtain a unique confirmation number. You will have to retain that number until the DV lottery results are published. That is because, you will not receive letters or mails, if you win the DV lottery and the only way through which you can check is through the entrant status check for which you will have to enter the confirmation number that you had obtained while filing your application. Remember that there is no other way to check the results of the lottery program.
If you are a DV lottery winner, you will receive further notification about your interview and other things only through the entrant status check. You will have to undergo medical examinations and you must appear for the visa interview. Visas will be issued according to the case numbers that are allotted to the winners. You will be issued a diversity visa, if you are found to be eligible to immigrate to the United States. You may travel to the United States with that visa within six months from the date of issuance of the visa and apply for and obtain a Green Card in the United States.