When is the Next Green Card Lottery Date?

After holding back the random computer drawing, the State Department of United States has announced winners for the Fiscal Year 2020 for the Diversity Visa Program that gives 50,000 permanent residential cards, also called green cards, every year, despite the promise of President Donald Trump to end it. Here in this article we will talk about the important dates regarding the next green card lottery and various related proceedings.

The green card lottery victors picked on September 30th, 2018. Individuals are mandated to apply for diversity green card in between the months of October, 2017 and November, 2017. For the Green Card Lottery 2020, the registration startedon October 3, 2018 to November 6, 2018. In case, you have not entered in either of these given time periods, you then have to wait till the 2021 Green Card lottery.

For a lot of people, Green Card Lottery signifies the opportunity to start a new life in the United States of America. The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, also termed as the Green Card Lottery, made available to 50,000 immigrants with a permanent visa every year. The Green Card Lottery randomly selects the eligible applicants from different countries with comparatively low rate of immigration to the US.

The Next Green Card Lottery

Although there are no exact dates for the next green card lottery, it is generally expected to open the registration period in the early October till early November. Based on its general time period of the lottery, the registration starting this October are termed to be for DV 2018. Entrants will be allowed to start the checking of the status using their confirmation number.

It also appears that the only method to find out, whether you’ve won the Green Card Lottery or not is by checking the  official Diversity Visa website. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services also reported problems with various fraud cases, where a lot of scammers pretended to be the U.S. government in an shot to scam money from different people wanting to get a US visa.

If the lottery winner is eligible for the win count. The next thing he should do, is to submit an immigrant visa along with an alien registration application. If the visa number becomes existing for applicant, he then needs to proceed with the interview stage. It is only after the interview session, the applicant finds out whether the application has been accepted/rejected.

In case you are unclear about the working of proceedings regarding your visa or green card lottery application, an immigration legal help can be of great assistance, who will help you in ensuring that your visa application is organized accurately.

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