From 15 May you can check the results of the green card drawing: how to do it and what's next
From 15 May to 3 October 2018, on Online The US Department of State has available the results of a visa drawing program that gives the right to become a permanent resident (resident) of the United States, better known as the Diversified Visa Lottery or Green Card.
Everyone who participated can go to the official lottery website: https://www.dvlottery.state.gov. Winners have the right to permanent residence in the United States, the opportunity to enjoy the many rights of American citizens, in addition to the right to participate in elections, to apply for citizenship in 5 years.
For verification, you must enter the confirmation number that you were given when you submitted your application, the last name and year of birth.
You can check your status on the websiteTo do this, you must have a confirming number of the lottery participant, as well as the name, surname and year of birth of the applicant.
Also, up to 3 October 2018, you can check the results of the lottery green cards for the 2018 year (DV-2018). After this date, persons who won the lottery will no longer be able to submit a corresponding application for a US green card.
If you found a letter with a barcode and your data on the page that opened, you won. However, before receiving the coveted green card, you need to go through a few more stages as quickly as possible, about which we wrote earlier.
It should also be understood that receiving a notification of winning a green card does not guarantee applicants receiving it. To emigrate to the United States, you must meet all the requirements that apply to immigration visa applicants.
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.
Recall that online registration to participate in the lottery Green Card 2019 (DV 2019) 3 began on October 2017 of the year, but ten days after the start of receiving applications it became known that “for technical reasons” the process had to be stopped, and previously submitted applications were canceled.. New submission deadline for DV 2019 kicked off 18 October, because of what The period for determining the lottery results has also shifted.
Also in December 2017 of the year Trump called on Congress to abolish the annual green card lottery draw (Diversity Visa Program) after it became clear that the suspect in the terrorist attack in New York got into the country precisely because of this program. Uzbek citizen Saifullo Saipov, who drove a man in Manhattan on a 8 truck, arrived in the US in 2010 year, winning a green card.
If you won the Green Card: the next steps
ForumDaily previously published step-by-step instructions for those who won the Green Card. Here are the key points you'll need to make.
The site Consular Electronic Application Center you need to fill out an immigration visa application form - form DS-260. It is filled in English. In the questionnaire you need to specify personal data, marital status, provide information about the place of work, study, criminal record.
Necessary documents to be collected before the interview: the full list is listed here. All documents that are not in English should be accompanied by a certified translation. No notarization or apostille is required.
Medical examinations can only be taken at special certified centers whose addresses can be found at 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.
Interview. You will need the originals and translations into English of all documents, the results of the medical board and the very invitation for an interview. At the site, at the embassy, you need to pay a visa fee for each family member. But this is not a guarantee that the cherished US visa in your hands. Interviews - no less important stage than the preparation of documents or medical board. The main goals of the interview are to make sure that the people who came for the interview applied, take fingerprints and check them with the database, see the results of the medical board and check that all documents are available.
After coming to the USA
In addition to the thousands of questions that will immediately face the new residents of the United States, do not forget about the paperwork. What already писал ForumDailyIt is worth making a few basic documents: arrange bank cards, social security number and US ID.
It is important to know:
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 lottery. Moreover, the official institution never asks to make money transfers. Be especially attentive if you submitted an application through an intermediary.
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