Visa lottery (diversity immigrant visa program)

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The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program is also called the DV Program, the visa lottery, or the green card lottery. Every year from 1995 na 2020, the USA awarded 50,000 visas through the program. Ľudia si zvolia náhodný výber (náhodou) in the visa lottery. If you win a visa, môžete žiť, Práca, and study in the USA. Po 5 rokov, you can apply for citizenship.

The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program is also called the DV Program, the visa lottery, or the green card lottery. Every year from 1995 to 2020, the USA awarded 50,000 visas through the program. People get chosen by random selection (by chance) in the visa lottery. If you win a visa, you can live, work, and study in the USA. After 5 years, you can apply for citizenship.

visa lottery - permanent resident card

visa lottery - permanent resident card

The visa lottery for 2020

The visa lottery for 2020

boli tam 50,000 diversity visas awarded for 2020 in the United States’ visa lottery. The enrollment opened on October 3, 2018. The deadline was on November 6, 2018, v 12:00. Lotérie pre 2020 Teraz zatvorené.

There were 50,000 diversity visas awarded for 2020 in the United States’ visa lottery. The enrollment opened on October 3, 2018. The deadline was on November 6, 2018, at 12:00. The lottery for 2020 is now closed.

The visa lottery program for 2021

The visa lottery program for 2021

There is no news yet about the diversity immigrant visa program for 2021. We will update this page when there is news.

There is no news yet about the diversity immigrant visa program for 2021. We will update this page when there is news.

Who can apply for the visa lottery?

Who can apply for the visa lottery?

  • Musíte mať stredoškolské vzdelanie alebo certifikát, ktorý je rovnaký ako diplom strednej školy
    alebo
  • Musíte ukázať, že máte dva roky pracovných skúseností v práci, ktorá vyžaduje najmenej dvoch rokov odbornej prípravy alebo skúseností. Vaše skúsenosti musia byť v posledných piatich rokoch.
  • Musíte vyplniť (DS-260) on-line aplikácie počas obdobia registrácie. You cannot submit your entry at other times.
  • You must have a high school education or a certificate that is the same as a high school diploma
    or
  • You must show that you have two years of work experience in a job that requires at least two years of training or experience. Your experience must be in the last five years.
  • You must complete the (DS-260) application online during the enrollment period. You cannot submit your entry at other times.

Warning about visa lottery fraud

Warning about visa lottery fraud

There are many websites and people that try to trick you into giving money to get a US visa. Do not believe them. You do not need to pay. Napríklad, a website such as www.usgreencardoffice.com will charge you $98 to file your application. Other websites pretend they official government websites. Pamätajte si:

There are many websites and people that try to trick you into giving money to get a US visa. Do not believe them. You do not need to pay. For example, a website such as www.usgreencardoffice.com will charge you $98 to file your application. Other websites pretend they official government websites. Remember:

  • It is free to enter the visa lottery
  • You cannot increase your chance of winning by paying
  • It is free to enter the visa lottery
  • You cannot increase your chance of winning by paying

Watch this video about how to apply to the lottery

Watch this video about how to apply to the lottery

People who cannot apply for a diversity visa

People who cannot apply for a diversity visa

Diversity visas go to people from countries who have not sent many immigrants to the USA in previous years. Napríklad, people from these countries were not eligible to apply for 2020:

Diversity visas go to people from countries who have not sent many immigrants to the USA in previous years. For example, people from these countries were not eligible to apply for 2020:

  • Bangladéš
  • Brazília
  • Kanada
  • Čína (Narodil sa pevnina)
  • Kolumbia
  • Dominikánska republika
  • Salvádor
  • Haiti
  • India
  • Jamajka
  • Mexiko
  • Nigéria
  • Pakistan
  • Peru
  • Filipíny
  • Južná Kórea
  • Veľká Británia (s výnimkou Severného Írska) a jeho závislé územia
  • Vietnam
  • Bangladesh
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China (mainland-born)
  • Colombia
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Haiti
  • India
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • South Korea
  • United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories
  • Vietnam

Tips for applying

Tips for applying

  • Urobiť viac ako jednu žiadosť. You will be excluded from the lottery.
  • Zhromaždiť všetky informácie skôr, ako začnete na vyplnenie formulára. To uľahčí proces pre vás.
  • Uistite sa, že ste dokončiť všetky položky vo formulári.
  • Look at the website of the US embassy or consulate in your country to find out whether your country may have additional lottery information.

  • Do not make more than one application. You will be excluded from the lottery.
  • Gather all your information before you start to fill in the form. This will make the process easier for you.
  • Make sure you complete all entries on the form.
  • Look at the website of the US embassy or consulate in your country to find out whether your country may have additional lottery information.

Visa instructions in many languages

Visa instructions in many languages

You can read and download visa instructions in many languages from the Department of State.

You can read and download visa instructions in many languages from the Department of State.

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Užitočné zdroje

Useful resources



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