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When and how you can check the results of the DV-2022 green card lottery

Check the status of applications for the drawing of green cards in the lottery for 2022 (DV-2022) will be possible from May 8, 2021 to September 30, 2022, reports U.S. Department of State... During this period, the results of the draw, which was held from October 7 to November 10, 2020, will be available.

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You can check the status of your application on the website To do this, you must enter the confirmation number of the lottery participant, as well as indicate the name, surname and year of birth of the applicant.

If on the opened page you find a letter with a barcode and your data, you won. However, before receiving the coveted green card, you need to go through several more stages as quickly as possible, about which we wrote earlier.

This is the only way to learn about the results of the lottery. The State Department will not send any electronic or regular letters.

The only email you can receive from the US Department of State is a reminder to check your status after the draw. We remind you that an official institution never asks for money transfers. Be especially careful in this if you applied through an intermediary.

It is worth remembering that winning the lottery does not guarantee receiving a green card. To immigrate to the USA, you must meet all the requirements that are presented applicants for immigration visas.

On the subject: Which of the relatives can be transported to the US by a green card holder

If you are already in the United States at the time you receive notification of a green card win, you have the opportunity change your status in the US to immigration. Read more about this at the official website of the program.

The green card is a certificate of a permanent resident of the United States who does not have the citizenship of this state. It, among other things, gives the right to work, benefits to education and the opportunity to apply for citizenship.

Until September 30, 2021, you can check the results of the green card drawing in the lottery for 2021 (DV-2021). After this date, persons who won the lottery will no longer be able to apply for a green card.

Registration for participation in the DV-2022 drawing took place from October 7 to November 10, 2020, for participation in the DV-2021 drawing - from October 2 to November 5, 2019.


If you won the Green Card: your next steps

ForumDaily previously published step-by-step instructions for those who won the Green Card... Here are the key steps to take.

The site Consular Electronic Application Center you need to fill out an immigration visa application form - form DS-260... This should be done in English. In the questionnaire, you must indicate personal data, marital status, provide information about the place of work, study, criminal records.

A complete list of necessary documents that must be collected before the interview is indicated here... All documents not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation. No notarization or apostille is required.

Medical examination can only be carried out in special certified centers, the addresses of which are indicated on Online. The cost of this procedure is on average $ 215 for each family member planning to immigrate (in different countries the price may differ by $ 10-15), and vaccination is paid separately. More on this. Read in our material.

For the interview, you will need originals and translations into English of all documents, the results of the medical examination and the invitation to the interview itself. On the spot, at the embassy, ​​you need to pay the visa fee for each family member. But this is not a guarantee that the coveted visa to the United States is in your hands. An interview is no less important than the preparation of documents or a medical examination. The main goals of the interview are: to make sure that the people who came for the interview were applying; take fingerprints and check them against the database; see the results of the medical examination; check the availability of all documents.

On the subject: Rights and obligations of the green card holder

In addition, everyone who came to the United States should make a few basic documents: arrange bank cards, social security number and US ID.

You can also find out which 8 types of green cards and the grounds for receiving them operate in the United States for immigrants.

Read also on ForumDaily:

Advantages and disadvantages of US citizenship

A simple explanation of the complex medical insurance system in the USA: the immigrant’s personal experience

Why is a birth certificate a very important document, especially for immigrants

Mistakes and actions of immigrants that can lead to the loss of a green card

How is an immigration physical and how to prepare for it

Why should a green card lottery winner read the visa bulletin and how to do it correctly

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