U.S. Green Card
Diversity Visa Program
The Diversity Visa Program was created by the Immigration Act of 1990 and signed into
law by President George H. W. Bush.
The program is also known as the Green Card Lottery and is administered on an annual basis by the US Department of State and conducted under the terms of Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
The Department will require that all petitions be submitted to it in an electronic format.
Up to 55.000 Green Cards are available via the DV Program each year.
What is a Green Card
Having a Green Card (officially known as a Permanent Resident Card) allows you to live
and work permanently in the United States.
This makes the Green Card the most sought-after immigrant visa in the world.
Non-Americans can apply for a Green Card through the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (also known as the Green Card Lottery) or by submitting an application for a familiy-based, employment-based or investment-based Green Card.
The Application for the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program is a lengthy processes.
We will fill out your application and assist you on every step.
Every year, the Department of State will conduct a random selection of Diversity
Immigrant Visa applicants who don't have US
relatives, or a workplace in the United States.
Anyone who meets the criteria imposed by the US authorities has a chance to be selected for a Green Card. The selection of winners takes place every year.
How to apply for a U.S. Green Card
Green Card Lottery Application
For people who don't have US relatives or a workplace in the US, participating in the
Green Card Lottery is the easiest way to obtain a Green Card.
Up to 55.000 Green Cards are available via the DV Program each year. You can enter the
DV Program by clicking on "Apply now".
Application for a family-based Green Card
You may be eligible for a family-based Green Card if you are:
- The spouse of a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- An unmarried child under the age of 21 of a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- The parent of a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is at least 21 years old
- The fiancé of a U.S. citizen
If you are eligible your relatative, who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident has to submit the
Application for an employment-based Green Card
The U.S. immigration law provides a variety of ways to obtain a Green Card through
employment in the United States.
You may be eligible for an employment-based visa if you fall into one of the following
First Preference EB-1 - priority workers
Workers with extraordinary ability in sciences, arts, education, business or athletics
Outstanding Professors and Researchers, Managers and Executives
Second Preference EB-2 - workers with advanced degrees
Workers of professions holding advanced degrees or who have exceptional abilities
Third Preference EB-3 - skilled workers
Skilled Workers, Professionals or other Workers
A labor certification and a permanent, full-time job offer is required.
Special immigrants EB-4
For example religious workers
Further information about the employment-based Green Card can be found in the Instructions of Form I-485.
Application for an investment-based Green Card
You can obtain a Green Card if you invested or are actively in the process of investing
$1,050,000 (or $800,000 in a targeted employment area or infrastructure project) in a
new commercial enterprise that will benefit the U.S. economy and create at least 10
full-time positions for qualifying employees.
If all requirements are met the U.S. immigration law allows the investor to apply for a
Green Card as an EB-5 immigrant investor.
Buying a Green Card
The EB-5 Green Cards can be acquired by investing in US companies and are tied to
strengthening the U.S. economy and creating jobs.