About the Green Card Lottery: The United States Government issues 55,000
permanent resident cards (Green Cards) every year through the Diversity
Immigrant Visa Program, commonly known as the Green Card Lottery. Applicants are
selected randomly by a computer-generated drawing. If selected, the main
applicant, spouse and all unmarried children under 21 years of age will have a
chance to apply for permanent resident status in the United States.
It is a misconception to believe that “winning” the Green Card Lottery
automatically grants the selected applicant a Green Card or United States
Citizenship. There are several additional immigration forms and documents that
must be submitted and approved by the U.S. government before the applicant
receives permanent residence in the United States. For this reason it is
recommended to download the Green Card Lottery Application Guide before
submitting your application.
IMPORTANT WARNING: GREEN CARD LOTTERY SCAMS
Many companies and fraudulent Green Card Lottery websites indicate that they can
submit your application for a fee (usually between $50 and $300). Common
arguments include how difficult it is to submit your own application and false
claims that their website is the official Green Card Lottery application site.
However, it is fast and easy to submit your own application. You do NOT need an
agent, middle-man, immigration attorney or company to submit a Green Card
Lottery application on your behalf. You can submit your own application. The
only way to be 100% sure that your application is submitted properly, is to do
it yourself. Download the Green Card Lottery Application Guide and submit your