Those looking to immigrate to the United States are now in luck. As of Oct. 2, the American government opened up registration for the Diversity Visa Lottery.
Every year, the U.S. government randomly selects 55,000 visa applications for a green card. There are some simple yet strict requirements that need to be met in order to be eligible.
- You have to come from a country that has sent less than 50,000 immigrants to the U.S. in the past five years. Countries like Saudi Arabia, Belgium and Angola, among many others, are eligible for this program. Full list of eligible countries here.
- Applicants must also meet educational and work requirements. Applicants must have a high school diploma or an equivalent. The U.S. government defines this as completing a 12-year elementary and high school course. Instead of that, applicants can be eligible if they have two-years of work experience in the past five years that requires at least two years of training.
The deadline to apply is Nov. 2, 2021, at 12 p.m. Eastern Standard time. If you are interested and meet the requirements, you can begin your application here.
As you can imagine, many people around the world see this as an opportunity to get a better life. The number of subscribers per country varies. In this statistical overview, you can see how many people per country applied and got accepted in the last lottery. It gives you an idea on how much chance you have to win (source).