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Green Card Lottery Results 2011 (DV-2011)

The green card lottery (diversity visa lottery) winners are starting to be announced for Dv-2011 held online from October to December in 2009. So as we did last year we thought we do a general announcement post as well answer a couple of common questions we received over the past 12 monts.

You should note that being selected as a winner does not guarantee you a green card as you must pass some additional criteria as well in the application process. The actual DV-2011 visas will be issued between the period of October 1, 2010, and September 30, 2011. Applicants must obtain the diversity visa or adjust status by the end of the fiscal year.

Unfortunately those who missed out on the green card and permanent residency will NOT receive any notification but for the second year running, you will be able to check the status of their entry through the E-DV website.
You must have kept the confirmation page information from when you entered the DV Lottery between October and December 2009. The Status information for DV-2011 lotter is available online from July 1, 2010, until June 30, 2011.

Between May and July 2010 results should be sent out to the lucky applicants with an official letter from the U.S. Department of State Kentucky Consular Center in Williamsburg, Kentucky. All notifications are by mail to your nominated address and you should note that there is NOT any email notification. It seems like already people have started receiving their winning letters so hopefully this will be the case for all of you that read this post and applied!

The notification letters will have additional instructions, including information about additional forms and other documentation required as well as immigrant visa application fees.

The Interviews for the DV-2010 visa lottery program begin in October 2009 and foreigners who applied overseas will receive an appointment letter from the Kentucky Consular Center about 5 weeks before the scheduled appointment.

A couple of additional points to note.

1. Be patient with receiving the 2nd letter if you have received the first as sometime the mail is slow. The only people that you can contact that will give you any insightful information if you are a winner and received the first letter is the KCC.

2. Check the US government websites to see the current dates for your number if you are a winner

3. If you were a child on a winner’s application and since turned 21 after being 20 at the time of application, you are still eligible as your age is frozen. However you must take up the green card within a year as otherwise you will be ineligible

4. High School education or its equivalent as per the requirements of the primary applicant means the successful completion of a twelve year course of elementary/primary and secondary education in the U.S. or successful completion in another county of a formal course of elementary/primary and secondary education that is comparable to the US 12 year education system.

5. If you are currently residing in the US on another non-immigrant visa, you are able to adjust your status within the US if you are a winner

Also FYI, the Green Card Lottery (DV-2012) will begin in October 2009 for those wanting to enter this year with more information about this lottery due by September.

Good Luck

CJ

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Reminder Green Card Lottery DV-2011 is Now Open

This is just a quick post for everyone to remind them the Green Card Lottery DV-2011 (aka Diversity Visa Lottery) is now open.
It is open for entry from October 2, 2009 through November 30, 2009 and there is only one entry per person allowed.

You don’t get extra credit for entering earlier in the process but it is good to be early of course!

Winners will get notified by mail in 2011 around about May to June although as with Dv-2010 you will be able to check whether you were successful or not online at the US Government Official Green Card Lottery Site.

A common question is what are the photo specifications as you can find this both at our main Green Card Lottery Information page as well as a online photo validater on the US Government Lottery site which will check the photo you upload.

This process is completely FREE and through the US Government so do not pay anyone else or go to another site to apply. These are all SCAMS!

For more information and instructions go to; DV-2011 Instructions Press Release page .

Also to note as with last year’s Green Card Lottery DV-2010, the countries that are eligible an ineligible are the same.
These include BRAZIL, CANADA, CHINA (mainland-born), COLOMBIA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, ECUADOR, EL SALVADOR, GUATEMALA, HAITI, INDIA, JAMAICA, MEXICO, PAKISTAN, PERU, PHILIPPINES, POLAND, SOUTH KOREA, UNITED KINGDOM (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and VIETNAM. Persons born in Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, and Taiwan are eligible.

There are exceptions if you are from these countries and say at least one of your parents at the you were born was a non resident or citizen of this country and is from an eligible nation, then you could qualify.

There are 50,000 Green Cards allotted and it somewhat apportioned for all parts of the world so that say not a big number will come from one country or even one continent.

Good Luck!

CJ

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