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Already the other day: when and how you can check the results of the DV-2022 green card lottery

The drawing of green cards in the lottery for 2022 (DV-2022) was held from October 7 to November 10, 2020. It will be possible to check its results from May 8, 2021 to September 30, 2022. U.S. Department of State... We will tell you how to check the status of your application, how to proceed if you won, and what to do if not.

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You can check the status of your application only нon the site www.dvlottery.state.gov. To do this, you must enter the confirmation number of the lottery participant, as well as indicate the name, surname and year of birth of the applicant.

If on the opened page you find a letter with a barcode and your data, you won. However, before receiving the coveted green card, you need to go through several 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 draw. We remind you that an official institution never asks for money transfers. Be especially careful in this if you applied through an intermediary.

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 notification of a green card win, you have the opportunity change your status in the US to immigration. Read more about this at the official website of the program.

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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.

Until September 30, 2021 you can check the results of the drawing of green cards in the lottery for 2021 (DV-2021). 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 drawing DV-2022 took place during from October 7 to November 10, 2020, to participate in the drawing DV-2021 - from October 2 to November 5, 2019.

Screenshot: dvprogram.state.gov

If you won the Green Card: your next steps

ForumDaily previously published step-by-step instructions for those who won the Green Card... Here are the key steps to take.

The site Consular Electronic Application Center you need to fill out an immigration visa application form - form DS-260... This should be done in English. In the questionnaire, you must indicate personal data, marital status, provide information about the place of work, study, criminal records.

A complete list of necessary documents that must be collected before the interview is indicated here... All documents not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation. No notarization or apostille is required.

On the subject: 5 common misconceptions about green cards

Medical examination can only be carried out in special certified centers, the addresses of which are indicated on 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.

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 the 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 than the preparation of documents or a medical examination. The main goals of the interview are: to make sure that the people who came for the interview were applying; take fingerprints and check them against the database; see the results of the medical examination; check the availability of all documents.

We also talked about what to do if you did not win the green card. Also, remember that besides the lottery Green Cardthere is at least nine other ways stay in the USA for permanent residence.

Winning a green card is only half the battle

The main thing is how you can realize yourself in America. Here are some inspiring stories.

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.

Or find out how Kazakhstani photographer, traveler and expedition member Zhanat Aitkhozhin won the green card on his second try. He now lives in Seattle. For everyone interested, he shared useful tips and details of the process - from application to moving to the USA.

About own work on errors after winning a green card told blogger Alexandra Rusak.

You may be interested success story of Odessa Lev Savitskywho won a green card - he became a photographer in the United States, his posters adorn Times Square in New York.

You may be interested in: top New York news, stories of our immigrants and helpful tips about life in the Big Apple - read it all on ForumDaily New York

Useful information about the green card

In addition, everyone who came to the United States should make a few basic documents: arrange bank cards, social security number and US ID.

The green card holder should definitely know about his rights and obligations - read in our material.

You can also find out which 8 types of green cards and the grounds for receiving them valid for US immigrants.

Many green card holders dream of their own home, but believe that their dreams are unattainable. ForumDaily wrote about how a green card holder may purchase housing in the USA.

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The most popular ways to move to the USA: how each of them works

How the green card appeared in the USA, and what the authorities did to protect the document from counterfeiting

A simple explanation of the complex medical insurance system in the USA: the immigrant’s personal experience

Why and how to come up with a lottery with green cards

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