The Diversity Immigrant Visa program, normally referred to by many as the green card lottery, was established by the immigration Act of 1990. Allotting 55000 immigrant visas starting from the year 1995, the United States aims to diversify its immigrant population by selecting applicants from countries which have sent less than 50000 immigrants to the U.S. in the previous five years.
The term, “50000 immigrants” does not refer to immigrant categories such as asylum seekers, refugees, NACARA beneficiaries, or previous immigrants through the DVprogram. The limit of 55000 visas was decreased to 50000 by allotting 5000 visas for the NACARA beneficiaries from the year 1999.
The Green Card Lottery program for the year 2014 is termed DV2016.The registrations begin in the month of October 2014 but one can enter a lottery anytime by using a paid service provider. The number of applications accepted is generally lower than what is received…
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