Diversity Immigrant Visa – Lottery

The Diversity Immigrant Visa program, also known as the “Green Card Lottery,” is a United States government lottery program meant to create diversity within the U.S. communities by making available 55,000 immigrant visas annually to countries which had lower numbers of immigrants (to the United States) in the previous five-years.   

Since 2017 certain nationalities have faced severe restrictions in their ability to successfully obtain their Immigrant Visas to the United States, in spite of having won the “Lottery.” 

The program has come under severe scrutiny especially with recent administration and there are different law suits which address different aspects of more current restrictions. 

For an evaluation of your case, please feel free to contact Lawmaks.

General Requirements

To enter the lottery, applicants must have been born in an eligible country.  

For a list of qualified countries, and for other general ways you may qualify for the Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery, you may begin your journey by visiting the U.S. Department of State Website at:  https://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/Diversity-Visa/DV-Instructions-Translations/DV-2021-Instructions-Translations/DV-2021-%20Instructions-English.pdf