Do you have a US Citizenship interview coming up? Are you nervous?
The DV-2025 Green Card Lottery registration period starts on October 4, 2023, and ends on November 7, 2023.
Applying for a Green Card is easier than you may think with the right help. As long as you get all your documents in order and you do not forget the all-important Green Card Lottery application deadline, you should not face any obstacles during this process.
However, a lot of people have their applications denied for this exact reason – because they did not have their details and photos ready on time. Others have all of their information and photos ready only to realize that the US Green Card Lottery deadline has already passed, meaning they now have to wait another year!
Read this article and avoid making those same mistakes when you decide to give the Green Card Lottery a go!
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How Many Applicants Get a Green Card Each Year?
The number of Green Card Lottery recipients is limited to just 55,000 winners who complete the process successfully each year. This is out of the approximately 125,000 names drawn at random from the overall pool of about 12 million applications!
How Many Times Can I Apply for the Green Card Lottery?
You are allowed to submit one Green Card Lottery Application under your name each year, however, there is no limit to the number of years you can apply. In other words, you can apply for the Green Card Lottery once a year, year after year, as long as you are still eligible. You are even free to double your chances by applying separately with your spouse if he or she meets the eligibility requirements! For example, you could apply once under your name if eligible and your spouse could apply once under his or her name if eligible during any given year. If either you or your spouse is selected as a winner, your family can move forward with the consular process to receive your US Diversity Immigrant Visa and Green Card!
Green Card Application Deadline
The DV-2024 registration deadline (for those applicants intending to move to the US in 2024) has already passed. The DV-2024 Lottery registration period ended on the November 8, 2022. However, those who were lucky enough to get their applications in on time can now wait for the results that will be available next year. They will need to wait until the May 6, 2023, before entering their Confirmation Number and other details on the DV Lottery website and checking the status of their application. The registration period for the DV-2025 Green Card Lottery is expected to be in October 2023 for people who want to move to the US in 2025.
If you have already missed this year’s deadline do not worry because there will be another one next year. You should do things differently this time around to avoid further disappointment. Contact USAFIS and let us help you!
You can only submit your application under your name once a year for the DV Lottery. However, if you are married and your spouse is also eligible, you can double your chances of success by applying on separate forms with your spouse. This is the only way to “apply twice” – otherwise you will risk being excluded from the Lottery. For example, you could file an application under your name (if eligible), your spouse could file an application under his or her name (if eligible), and if either one is selected as a winner, your family can start the consular process to receive a Diversity Immigrant Visa.
Yes, the DV Lottery is open every year and you are free to keep on applying each year (as long as you are eligible) until you win. However, keep in mind the application deadlines. Usually, the application period runs from early October to early November. You can contact USAFIS for the exact dates of the next DV Lottery deadlines once they are made available in September.
Each year is different but in most cases, the final day to file an application is in early November. The exact dates are always posted on the DV Lottery website so you should check in time and make sure you do not miss next year’s Lottery. In 2022, the last day for applications was on the November 8, 2022.
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