Get the green card in the lottery
Among the various ways available to get the green card , you can try your luck by participating in the lottery!
Every year, around 50,000 people around the world get the precious sesame thanks to this bias. Each year, this random selection takes place in the fourth quarter, starting in October. Here are the main information to get your Green card in the lottery.
How to register for the green card lottery?
Winning a green card through the annual lottery organized by US Citizenship and Immigration Services requires going through different stages:
You must be born in an eligible country for the current year, as is the case in France. The United States, wishing to maintain a gender mix in the immigrant population, does not issue a green card to nationals of countries for which many visas have been issued in the last 5 years.
In order to be eligible, you must also have a bachelor’s degree or, failing that, have occupied during the last 5 years a position lasting 2 years or more, requiring a level of training or experience of at least 2 years.
In order to fulfill your request for a free green card, log on to the official website.
You will have to fill out a questionnaire and send a photo less than 6 months old, in the format indicated!
Once the form is validated, you can not make any changes.
Any mistake made leads to an elimination of your application so be sure to reread your answers. Since the site is accessible only in English and Spanish, we advise you to have a loved one help you, if necessary.
The questions are about your:
- civil status ;
- place of residence;
- email and phone contact information;
- level of studies ;
- family situation ;
- as well as data about your children and spouse (if applicable).
Candidates selected for the green card
On May 15, 2018, the results will be posted online. To access it, log in with your username. You will know if you are selected or not. In case of a positive answer, a number will be sent to you, it corresponds to the order of study of your file. Please note that the selection interviews end in September 2018, which is equivalent to saying that, given the high number of people selected, not all applicants will have the chance to be interviewed in time.
In this context, several solutions are available to you:
- you can retry your luck the year after;
- try to get the green card by another means (work in the USA, marriage with a US citizen, investment in the United States …);
- you turn to a classic visa;
- opt for the ESTA , a simple and fast procedure, accessible directly online.