The US Electronic Diversity Visa Lottery 2018 Program Now Open

The US State Department has announced the opening of the 2018 Diversity Visa Program.

The entry submission period for DV-2018 is from 12:00PM EDT (GMT -4) on October 4, 2016 to 12:00PM EST (GMT -5) on November 7, 2016.

The entry form will only be available for submission during this period and this period only. Entries will NOT be accepted through the U.S. Postal Service.

The Diversity Immigrant Visa program is a UnitedStates congressionally-mandated lottery program for receiving a United States Permanent Resident Card.

 It is also known as the Green Card Lottery. The lottery is administered on an annual basis by the Department of State and conducted under the terms of Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act .

 Section 131 of the Immigration Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101-649) amended INA 203 to provide for a new class of immigrants known as “diversity immigrants” (DV immigrants).

The lottery makes available 50,000 permanent resident visas annually to natives of countries deemed to have low rates of immigration to the United States

Persons can access the form here

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