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The next green card lottery: when it will be possible to apply

May 8, 2021 steel the results of the green card lottery for 2022 (DV-2022) are known - this information will be available until September 30, 2022. If you didn't win this time, but you can't wait to try your luck again, then we are glad to inform you that there is not long to wait.

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Next lottery

Applications for participation in the drawing of the next green card lottery - DV-2023 - can be submitted approximately early October 2021, exact dates will be announced shortly.

For example, previous lotteries were run like this:

  • DV-2022: October 7 to November 10, 2020
  • DV-2021: October 2 to November 5, 2019
  • DV-2020: October 3 to November 6, 2018
  • DV-2019: October 18 to November 22, 2017

As a rule, accepting applications lasts a month or so, so everyone will have enough time to register. Winners in this lottery can get a green card in 2023 year.

On the subject: From October 1, green cards will be issued only to immigrants vaccinated against COVID-19

Registration takes place only on one official lottery website - www.dvlottery.state.gov. The registration process is absolutely free, and a person with minimal knowledge of the language can fill out the application.

If you are worried that you can not cope with the filling, read through beforehand. step by step instructions.

It is better to submit an application personally, without intermediaries - tell why... Remember: it's completely free!

If you did not win the green card, it is important to know that not everyone who won can usually go through the full range of procedures, the US State Department over time adds new lucky ones and possible green card holders.

Therefore, even if you have now received a notification that you have not been selected, you can later check your result again - data may change.

How to check the results of previous draws

You can check your status only on the official website www.dvprogram.state.gov (it was previously called www.dvlottery.state.gov - both addresses are correct). On the site, you need to enter the lottery participant number, indicate the name, surname and year of birth of the applicant. If on the opened page you see 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 find out about the lottery results. The Department of State will not send any emails or letters. The only email you can receive from the US Department of State is a reminder to check your status after the lottery draw. And even more so, an official institution never asks to make money transfers. Be especially careful in this if you applied through an intermediary.

ForumDaily wrote about what to do if you have lost your confirmation number for the green card lottery.

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 immigrant visa applicants. This year they also added vaccination against COVID-19.

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If you are already in the United States at the time you receive a notification about winning a green card, 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.

Also, before 30 September 2021, you can check the results of the lottery green cards for the year 2021 (DV-2021). After this date, persons who won the lottery will no longer be able to submit a corresponding application for a green card.

If you are in doubt about any details or you have questions, be sure to read our detailed material, which is completely based on official data: Green Card Lottery in questions and answers.

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