Deadline: November 22, 2017
Where to register: U.S. Department of State website
Instructions: Download here
Despite recent headlines, the 2019 Diversity Lottery is still available! If you would like to register for the diversity lottery, you still have time. At least 50,000 green cards will be available to those born in foreign countries, that meet only TWO conditions:
#1. Born in any foreign country EXCEPT the following ineligible countries:
Colombia, Dominican Republic
United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories
HOWEVER, persons born in Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, and Taiwan are eligible.
According to instructions, if you were born in one of the above countries, you can still qualify if your spouse is born in another country or if your parents were originally from another country (not listed as ineligible).
#2. Education or Work experience
The U.S. requires Diversity Lottery participants to have at least twelve years of schooling OR five years of work experience that required at least two years of vocational training.
If you decide you’d like to try your luck with the Diversity Lottery, we would adviseyou to fill out the application carefully! We have known clients who won the Diversity Lottery but failed to account for all their children, failed to mention a pregnant wife, or some other minor mistake that later caused a lot of trouble, requiring legal representation.