Things you need to know about Green Card Lottery

Each year, the US government grants up to 55,000 Green Cards to people born in countries with historically low levels of immigration. The distribution process is done by a random lottery draw. Take a look at how it works and what you need to do to enter the lottery:

About Green Card Lottery

Things you need to know about Green Card Lottery

  • 1Only people born in qualified countries with a low immigration rate are allowed to participate.
  • 2The US Department of State decides which countries are eligible to take part in the lottery. The list of countries changes from year to year.
  • 3More than 20 million applicants qualified and applied for the Diversity Visa Program in 2020.

To qualify for the program, you must

  • Have been born in one of the eligible countries 1
  • Have finished high school with a degree or have 2 years’ work experience within the last 5 years 2
  • Have a clean criminal record. 3

What is the chance of winning the lottery?

The chance of your winning depends on the number of applications and cannot be determined before each program. However, to get the best chance of being selected, it is essential to use a value-added immigration service. Therefore, we recommend you look at the comparison charts to understand better the difference between the free and paid immigration service.

How much does it cost?

We charge


For a single application
Including all US Government fees.

For married couples

(two applications submitted – double the chance of winning).
Including all US Government fees.


All children under the age of 21
are included on their
parents’ application free of charge.

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