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DV-2022 Green Card Lottery Registration Ended: What's Next

Applications for the DV-10 Green Card Lottery have closed today, Nov 2020, 12, at 00:2022 ET (EST). How to proceed further?

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The Green Card gives immigrants the legal right to live, work and study in the United States and, ultimately, become American citizens. The Green Card Lottery is one of the easiest ways to legally move to the USA.

Every year, 50 immigrant visas are drawn under this program, they are distributed among more than 000 winners from all over the world (there are more winners than visas, since many of them, after verification, do not meet the requirements for obtaining a green card). The winners can eventually immigrate to the United States and receive a permanent residence and permanent work permit in the country.

When and how to find out the results

Until 30 next September you can check the results of the green card lottery DV-2021 - this can only be done on official lottery website.

Green Card Lottery Formal Notice DV-2022 will be available on the site under Entrant Status Check from 8 of May to 2021 to 30 of September to 2022 of the year. You will need a confirmation page number to access the Entrant Status Check section.

Checking the Entrant Status Check section will be the only way to get information about the results of the lottery, the procedure for further actions in case of a win, and the appointment of the date and time of the interview for an immigrant visa. In order to use the full number of issued visas, the Department of State may use the Entrant Status Check to notify additionally successful applications after May 8 and 2021.

Important! Keep your confirmation number up to 30 September 2022 year in case you receive additional notifications.

Web site is the only official website of the State Department for submitting electronic applications and checking the results of the draw. The Department of State will NOT send out notifications of winnings.

What to do if you won the green card

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. It’s believed that submitting this form is too early. not worth it.

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.

A medical examination can be passed only in special certified centers, the addresses of which can be found on the website. 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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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 a 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 stage than preparing documents or a medical board. The main purpose of the interview is to make sure that it was the people who came for the interview who submitted the applications, fingerprints and verified them with the database, see the results of the medical examination and check the availability of all documents.

Selected applicants in the DV lottery are entitled to apply for visas only during the financial year of the program, i.e. from October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022. Applicants must obtain a DV visa or change their status by the end of the fiscal year, i.e. until September 30, 2022. For those people who were selected but did not receive a visa, the right to receive DV does not carry over to the next year. Likewise, a wife / husband and children who are granted close family status at the time of registration for the DV draw can only receive visas from October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022 (this is fiscal year 2022).

Applicants applying for the DV program outside of the United States, for 4-6 weeks before the date of the interview, they will receive a message from the Consular Center that information about the interview for an immigrant visa is already available.

If you have been interviewed, you will be issued a semi-annual visa. It is during the course of 6 months that all members of the family, or only the main applicant, will need to enter the US, otherwise the visa will be canceled. Also after the interview you will be issued a sealed envelope, which you need to give to the officer at the airport.

An important point: if the main applicant is not able to travel to the US, then without him the family also can not enter the country.

What you need to know about moving to the USA

In addition to the thousands of questions that immediately arise before new residents of the United States, do not forget about paperwork. What already wrote ForumDailyIt’s worth making several basic documents: issuing bank cards, social security number and American ID.

US government does not provide no air tickets, no apartments, no cash assistance to applicants who received visas under the DV program.

You have won a green card, which means you must know about the rights and obligations of its holder. Your continued residency may affect your ability to obtain US citizenship in the future. And this is always worth remembering. More details - in our material. It is worth getting acquainted with the most common misconceptions and mistakeswho make the winning lottery.

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When is the next draw

Next time, applications for participation in the DV-2023 green card lottery can be submitted approximately at the beginning of October 2021, the exact dates will be announced in September. For example, registration for participation in the DV-2022 drawing took place from October 7 to November 10, 2020; to participate in the DV-2021 drawing - from October 2 to November 5, 2019.

As a rule, the acceptance of applications lasts a month or so, so everyone will have enough time to register. Winners in the next lottery will be able to get a green card in 2023 year.

If you participated in the DV-2022 lottery, good luck! RWe recall that the results will be available from 8 of May 2021 of the year to 30 of September of 2022 of the year and only on the official website

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