It’s important to get your Green Card Application prepared and submitted early for the 2024 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2026)
We expect an extraordinarily high volume of applications this year, so please apply for the 2024 Diversity Visa Program, also known as the Green Card Lottery, as soon as possible to avoid missing the upcoming deadline.
If you want the best chance of being selected,
please submit your application as early as possible
Please be aware of the 2024 Diversity Visa Lottery deadline, and don’t wait until the last moment. Submit your 2024 (DV-2026) application online today!
What is the Diversity Visa Program?
The Diversity Visa Program is more popularly called the Green Card Lottery. The name should tell you everything you need to know about it. As it states, it’s essentially a lottery draw to win a US Green Card for the applicant and their immediate family members.
Also obvious in the name is the reason it exists. Its purpose is to create diversity, both in the nationalities of Green Card applicants and, by extension, in the USA. America receives noticeably higher volumes of applications from certain countries, so the Green Card Lottery is designed to mix things up a bit.
The Visa Lottery (DV Lottery) was created by the Immigration Act of 1990 and signed into law by President George Bush.
The 2024 Diversity Visa Program is sponsored by the U.S. State Department.
How does the Green Card Lottery Work?
The US Department of State runs the Green Card Lottery (Diversity Visa Program) annually. The number of applications is unlimited, but only 100,000 and 125,000 are selected as winners before the US Government issues up to 55,000 Green Cards (Permanent Residency Visas) to new immigrants.
The list of countries eligible for the Green Card Lottery changes each year. This is because a country must have sent fewer than 50,000 immigrants to the US over the previous five years. As such, the countries in the 2024 Diversity Visa Program might differ from those in 2023. The easiest way to find out is to check the qualifying diversity visa country list or to speak with one of our immigration agents via our support ticket system.
What is a Green Card?
A Green Card holder (lawful permanent resident) is someone who has been granted Permanent Resident Status and, therefore, authorization to live, work, or study in the United States permanently. It’s not the same as being a full US citizen, but it’s necessary for immigrants on the path to citizenship.
It differs from other types of visas because it’s permanent. So, unlike a work visa, you can remain in the US indefinitely. The card needs to be renewed every ten years, but this doesn’t mean your residency status ends.
There are numerous reasons why USCIS would issue a Green Card to an immigrant. The most common is through family or employment ties, both of which usually require sponsorship from a US citizen.
Others may become permanent residents through refugees, asylees, or other humanitarian programs. Of course, these options are less common and can be quite difficult to achieve due to the humanitarian nature of the applications.
The easiest way to become a legal holder of a Green Card is by applying through the 2024 Diversity Visa Program. Unlike the other routes, it doesn’t require having existing family or work ties in the country.
For more information about Green Card holders, our blog post “What is a Green Card” is a popular blog post you should read.
Applying for the 2024 Diversity Visa Program DV-2026
In theory, applicants can complete and submit their entries without any outside help. However, if you’ve never submitted a form like this before, getting the details correct can be challenging, and even a minor mistake can void your entry. After all, there’s no shortage of applicants, so the State Department has no issue ignoring incorrect entries.
Instead, your best option is to use a professional immigration service, such as the US Green Card Office. Our knowledge ensures your application is correct and will guarantee its acceptance into the 2024 Diversity Visa Program.
Of course, this isn’t to say you’ll win. Winners are chosen at random by a computer, so there’s nothing anyone can do to change this. However, submitting a completely correct application will at least mean you’ll make it to the draw.
Considering the difference between a successful and voided entry could be as minor as ticking the wrong box, it makes sense to go with a professional immigration service.
Using a Professional Immigration Service
Along with submitting an accurate application, there are plenty of other reasons why you should use a professional immigration service. For example, US Green Card Office will also provide coaching and explain to you how to prepare for the Diversity Visa Interview. We’ll explain the questions and help you think about your answers, allowing you to easily sail through!
For more information about the many advantages of using our professional immigration service, please have a look at our Green Card Lottery comparison charts so you can make the right decision before applying.
Also, if you’re lucky enough to win a Green Card, we’ll help you arrange the big move to the USA. Considering this process can involve all kinds of customs applications and logistical difficulties, it’s a massive bonus to an already useful service.
Don’t miss your chance to win the 2024 Diversity Visa Program – apply online today and be one of the next lottery winners.