Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery Program is the best way to get a permanent legal resident status in US. This DV lottery program is conducted on annual basis. If you have a green card in the US then you can work and permanently live in the US.
Diversity Visa Lottery Program:
One can get a green card in the US by winning the DV lottery program, which is also known as green card visa lottery. The visa lottery program provides 50,000 green cards from the millions of people who apply for this every year. A receiving the applications from the eligible part of the world, a computer randomly selects the winners. In this process, chances of being selected are equal for every applicant. In order to apply for DV lottery program, applicants should meet the criteria of eligibility. Not every country is eligible for DV lottery program so the first thing that makes you eligible is that you belong to a country that is eligible for DV program. The eligibility country will the one where you born not where you live. Other than that, the candidate at least should have a certificate of high school education or equal to it.
Here you might be thinking that why not all countries qualify for the DV lottery program. Well, those countries do not qualify for DV lottery from where thousands of people move to the US every year.
Why Get a Green Card?
If you have a green card in the US, then you are eligible for government sponsored monetary support in order to carry on your education. As a cardholder, you pay less tuition fee for your education, which is also known as “resident”, or “in-state” tuition. In most of the cases, these savings are 3 to 4 times lower than the fee that foreign students pay. Moreover, you are allowed to work in any company located anywhere in the US, and you also do not need employer sponsorship. A green card provides more job opportunities to the people, as few jobs need security clearance that only green card holders can easily provide.
With the green card, you are allowed to start and establish your own business in the US. You will also get Social Security benefits at the time of your retirement. The best thing in DV lottery program is that if you have won it then you can sponsor your wife/husband and unmarried kids below the age of 21 to get permanent status.
DV lottery program is a time taking process as it almost takes 2 years. It means that if you apply it now then you will get results after two years in 2015. The good news is that, registration is open for DV-2015, so you can submit your application until October 1, 2013.
This post is written by Simon Hopes who has good experience in writing posts on dv-2015 and on other legal issues. He also writes for http://www.howtogreencard.com in his free time.