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Soon: when and how to check the results of the drawing of green cards DV-2021

Foreigners who participated in the DV-2021 green card draw from October 2 to November 5, 2019 should have known the results of the lottery on May 5, 2020, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Department of State postponed the date of the announcement of the results until June 6, 2020 . Soon you will be able to find out whether you won or not.

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On April 14, a postponement statement appeared in the official Twitter State Department. It was also noted that this would not have a negative impact on data preprocessing and interview planning based on DV-2021 lottery results. On May 5, information about the postponement of the date was published on the official site of the lottery.

Also recall that the official site is now called - The State Department renamed the site, and now it is called dvprogram, the old dvlottery domain makes an automatic redirect to the new one - this is not a sign of fraud.

Interviews with the winners of the DV-2020 lottery should take place on time - until September 30, 2020. And they may have difficulties due to the fact that, against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, US President Donald Trump announced a temporary cessation of US immigrationincluding the issuance of green cards. The ban is set until June 22, 2020, but if the decree is extended until the fall or longer, winners who do not have time to draw up documents will lose their green cards.

How to check the results of a draw

You can check your status on the website, for this you need to enter the confirmation number of the lottery participant, as well as indicate the name, surname and year of birth of the applicant. This is the only way to find out about the results of the lottery. The Department of State will not send any electronic or regular letters.

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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.

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.

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.

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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 2020, you can check the results of the lottery green cards for the year 2020 (DV-2020). After this date, persons who won the lottery will no longer be able to submit a corresponding application for a green card.

Registration for participation in the DV-2021 draw took place from October 2, 2019 to November 5, 2019, for participation in the DV-2020 draw from October 3, 2018 to November 6, 2018.

What to do if you win a green card

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

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.

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Winning is only the beginning.

Each year, the US government grants 55 immigrant visas, which are drawn in the Green Card lottery. There are always many more applicants - on average up to 9 million applicants participate in the drawing each year. Despite the fact that there are 55 thousand visas, notifications of winnings are always received by more people.

The reason is that not everyone brings what has been done to the end: someone is not ready to bear the expenses associated with obtaining a visa, someone does not pass a medical examination or an interview, some of the applicants are refused because of incorrectly prepared documents. Therefore, the news that you won the green card - this is not a reason to celebrate. This is only a signal to start a marathon about a year long.

It is also very important how you can realize yourself in America. For example, read a story Hollywood producer Valerie Philwhich won the green card in the lottery and did not want to move for a long time.

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

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

Or find out how Kazakhstani photographer, traveler and expedition participant Zhanat Aitkhozhin won the green card on the second attempt. He shared useful tips and details of the process - from application to moving to the USA.

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

A 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.

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.

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