Green Card Eligibility
Country of birth
Each year the U.S. Citizenship
and Immigration Services identifies the countries whose
natives will be ineligible for the annual Green Card Lottery.
Unfortunately, if you were born in one of the following countries that are not currently eligible, you cannot apply for a DV Green Card:
Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (including Hong Kong SAR), Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its territories, Venezuela, Vietnam
There are however exceptions to this rule :
If you were born in one of the currently eligible countries and you
meet at least one of the following requirements you may participate in the
Green Card Lottery.
The Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) Program requires you to have a high school education, or its equivalent, or two years of qualifying work experience as defined under U.S. law.
- High School Education: A high school education means the successful completion of
a formal course of elementary and secondary education comparable to a 12-year course
in the United States.
- Work Experience: If you are qualifying with work experience, you must have
two years of experience in the last five years, in an occupation which requires at least
two years of training or
The minimum age to apply for a Green Card is 18 years. However applying at the age of 17 is possible if you meet the education or work experience requirements.
There are no language requirements to apply for a Green Card. However we would always recommend to have a sufficient ability to speak, write and understand English if you are planning to become a permanet resident in the United States.
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