If you’re interested in immigrating to the United States, this is your chance! Registration for the US Diversity Visa Green Card Lottery program is now open for everyone worldwide who meets the following two requirements:
- You must be a native of a qualifying country. To be eligible for the lottery, you must be a foreign citizen or national not born in the United States, and from a country with a low immigration rate to the US. Please check the provided list of excluded countries whose natives are currently not eligible for this year’s lottery program.
- Take the green card test to determine your eligibility.
It’s important to keep in mind that your eligibility is based on your country of birth and not your current citizenship or residence. To register, visit the provided website and complete the application. Successful applicants will be granted permanent resident cards and will be able to enter the US in January 2023, where they will then submit their immigration forms and participate in an interview at the embassy of their residence. All relevant job information can also be found on the website.
American DV-2023 Green Card Lottery: Online Registration:
The following countries are currently excluded from participation in the US Diversity Visa Green Card Lottery program this year:
- China (mainland-born)
- Dominican Republic
- El Salvador
- South Korea
- United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories
It’s important to note that this list of excluded countries may change from year to year, so it’s best to check the official government website for the most current information. Additionally, it’s worth mentioning that individuals born in Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, and Taiwan are eligible to participate in the lottery program.
Note: Northern Ireland does qualify for the US Diversity Visa Green Card Lottery program. Additionally, natives born in the Gaza Strip should use Egypt as their country of birth for the lottery this year. Natives born in Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, and Taiwan are also eligible to enter this year’s DV immigration program.
To be eligible for the Green Card Lottery, in addition to being born in a qualifying country, applicants must also meet one of the following education or work experience requirements:
- The applicant must have at least a high school education or its equivalent, which is defined as successful completion of a 12-year course of elementary and secondary education.
- The applicant must have at least two years of work experience within the past five years in an occupation that requires at least two years of training or experience to perform. This experience must be in a field that is designated as “skilled” or “professional” on the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET OnLine database.
Option 1 or 2
To be eligible for the US Diversity Visa Green Card Lottery, applicants must meet one of the following options:
Option 1: The applicant must have completed a US High School education or a foreign equivalent of a US High School education. This means the successful completion of a twelve-year course of elementary and secondary education in the United States of America or the successful completion of a formal course of elementary and secondary education in another country that is comparable to completing a 12-year education in the USA. Passage of a high school equivalency examination is not sufficient.
Option 2: The applicant must have at least two years of work experience within the past five years in an occupation that requires at least two years of training or experience to perform. This experience must be in a field that is designated as “skilled” or “professional” on the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET OnLine database.
It’s important to note that proof of education, work experience, and country of birth should not be submitted when entering the lottery, but will be requested by a consular officer after your name has been selected in the draw and you formally apply for your permanent residence (Green Card) visa via the three immigration forms you will receive, if selected. Individuals who do not meet the above requirements should not apply for a permanent resident card in this immigration program, as they will be disqualified. It is important to only provide proof of education, work experience and country of birth if you are selected. For this reason, these documents are not requested in the online application form.