The US state department opened the registrations of the Diversity Visa Lottery
for the year 2017 on 1st October and it will be closing on 3rd November 2015. This program will allow the individuals from the nations with less immigration rates to the US for obtaining the legal permanent residency or US green card. There is no fee for registration to the lottery.
Overseas nationals are eligible for applying to this lottery except citizens from the following countries like Brazil, Bangladesh, China, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, El Salvador, Jamaica, India, Nigeria, Mexico, Peru, Pakistan, South Korea, the Philippines, the United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam.
Citizens of these countries can still be eligible for the lottery through the process called “alternate chargeability” where an applicant might assert the origin to be the birthplace of parent or spouse rather than the birth place of the applicant.
Applicants should have a high school education or equivalent, or two year work experience within the previous five years in the occupation which requires a minimum of two year training or experience for performing the job.
All the applicants should submit the electronic entry using the electronic DV entry form which is available on the State Department’s website. No entries are accepted after noon on the 3rd November 2015.
All the applicants can check the status of their entry which will begin on 3rd May 2016. The applicants who are selected should be processed and issued the visas for immigration before midnight on the 30th September 2017.
Some employers might want to inform the eligible employees of the option, if the employees got selected for the lottery, employers might seek the counsel assistance for assisting the DV selectees in timely processing of their applications before the deadline of 30th September 2017.