The DV lottery is the easiest, relatively quick, and least expensive ways to obtain U.S. resident status. The Green Card Lottery, also known as the Diversity Visa or DVLottery, is an official U.S. Government program held every year where 50,000 people from all over the world win a Green card to live, work and study anywhere in the United States. Registration for this year’s lottery began on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) and ends on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) EDT. To register, go tohttp://www.dvlottery.state.gov . Upon completion of registration, you will be issued a confirmation bearing an identification number. You must keep this in a safe place as you will need it to confirm your status once DOS informs you via email to check your status online.
First, you must be from a country with low rates of immigration to the United States. In other words, if your country has sent more than 50,000 immigrants to the United States in the previous five years, than you are most likely not eligible for the Green Card Lottery. Second, you must have at least a high school education or its equivalent, or must have completed, within the last five years, two years of work experience in a job that required at least two years of training. In addition to country of birth, you will have to provide detailed biographical information about yourself, your spouse and all children as well as upload a photo. See ,