When and where can I check the results of the green cards?
Check the status of applications for drawing green cards in the lottery for 2020 year (DV-2020) will be from 7 May 2019 year to 30 September 2020 year, reports U.S. Department of State.
You can check your status on the site. www.dvlottery.state.gov, to do this, enter the confirming number of the lottery participant, as well as indicate the name, surname and year of birth of the applicant.
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.
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 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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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.
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 2019, you can check the results of the lottery green cards for the year 2019 (DV-2019). After this date, persons who won the lottery will no longer be able to submit a corresponding application for a green card.
Registration for the DV-2020 raffle took place from October 3 to November 6 2018; to participate in the DV-2019 raffle - from October 18 to November 22 2017.
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.
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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.
It is important to remember: winning a green card is only half the battle, the main thing is how you can realize yourself in America. For example, read the story Hollywood producer Valerie Philwhich won the green card in the lottery and did not want to move for a long time.
However, remember that besides the lottery Green Cardthere is at least nine other ways stay in the USA for permanent residence.
In addition, everyone who came to the United States should make a few basic documents: arrange bank cards, social security number and US ID.
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