How many residents of post-Soviet countries won green cards this year
The US State Department published in August Visa Bulletin 2021 (published at the end of July) the official results of the Green Card Lottery for 2022.
The Kentucky Consulate Center has registered and notified the lottery winners, which number is approximately 119 021 people, now these people can apply for an immigration visa.
A green card gives immigrants the legal right to live, work, and study in the United States and eventually become US citizens.
Green card lottery drawing is one of the easiest ways to legally move to the USA.
Lottery program for drawing green cards in numbers
Every year, 55 immigrant visas are drawn under this program, they are distributed among the winners from around 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 may eventually immigrate to the United States and receive a permanent residence and permanent work permit in the country.
On the subject: Getting a green card: step by step instructions
Among the winners from post-Soviet countries, there are currently 4 Ukrainians, 949 Russians, 6 Belarusians and 001 Israelis.
Most of the post-Soviet countries have won about 1000 or more green cards each, among them: Armenia - 2, Georgia - 066, Kazakhstan - 1, Kyrgyzstan - 604, Moldova - 1, Tajikistan - 978, Azerbaijan - 1 and Uzbekistan - 994 798.
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At the moment, Russia, Uzbekistan and Ukraine are among the leaders in terms of the number of winners, second only to Egypt, whose citizens have won 6 green cards. And Ukraine also lost to Iran (005).
In total, 2022 13 191 people took part in the lottery for drawing green cards for 296 year.
What you need to do if you won the green card, read in our material.
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