Diverstiy Visa Lottery Program Announced For 2011by system
Applications for the Diversity Visa Lottery Program (DV-2011) must be submitted electronically between noon, Eastern Daylight Time, on Friday, October 2, 2009 and noon, Eastern Standard Time, on Monday, November 30, 2009.
The Diversity Visa Lottery Program makes permanent resident visas available to individuals who meet simple eligibility requirements—individual must have either a high school education or its equivalent OR two years of work experience within the past five years in an occupation requiring at least two years of training or experience to perform.
The Diversity Visa Lottery Program promotes diversity among new immigrants by allowing natives of countries with low immigrant admissions during the previous five years to obtain a "Green Card". Based on immigrant admissions to the USA natives of the following countries are excluded from DV-2011: Brazil, Canada, China (Mainland only—Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR and Taiwan are included in the program), Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Pakistan, the Philippines, Peru, Poland, South Korea, the United Kingdom (Great Britain and its dependent territories are excluded; however, Northern Ireland is included in the program), and Vietnam.
Those individuals selected will be notified by regular mail between May and July 2010. A total of approximately 100,000 entries will be randomly selected; however, there are only 50,000 immigrant visas available under DV-2011. Therefore, DV-2011 applicants must act immediately when notified of their selection so they can pursue their cases to completion before September 30, 2011.
If you are interested in retaining our office for the preparation and submission of the DV-2011 lottery application, the legal fee associated with this application will be $500.00. Please contact us either telephonically or electronically and we will be more than happy to assist you in this application.