The 2023 Diversity Visa Program opened for applications on October 6, 2021. The Program (aka the “Green Card Lottery”) every year allows 50,000 randomly selected people from countries that don’t send many immigrants to the United States to obtain permanent residency (commonly known as a “green card”). It’s a way for individuals and families who otherwise wouldn’t have any way to legally immigrate to the United States to get a green card.
To enter the lottery, applicants must complete a simple online form at dvprogram.state.gov. Registration closes on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 12:00pm ET. The State Department recommends applying as soon as possible, since high demand could cause website delays. Application status can be checked starting on May 8, 2022 using the Entrant Status Check link on the Diversity Visa webpage.
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