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Green Card Lottery

Application Step-by-Step

The Application for the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program is a lengthy processes.
Green Card Group LLC is the platform for people to submit their Green Card application and become a permanent resident in the US.
We will submit your application and guide you through every step until your Green Card is issued.

• Step 1: Apply Online and submit an Entry

Each year you can register for the Diversity Visa (DV) Program. We will fill out your application and assist you on every step.
This will require an application fee depending on the plan you choose.
We will submit all entries within a specific registration period.

• Step 2: Selection of Applicants

The Department of State will conduct a random selection of Diversity Immigrant Visa applicants. The chances of winning are based on the amount of available visas in each region and country. We will inform participants by May of the next year about whether their application has been selected or not.
If your entry is selected you will be provided with further instructions and information about fees connected with immigration to the United States.

• Step 3: Your Application is approved

If you are selected you will be encouraged to provide additional information in order to complete the online DS-260 application and to schedule an interview appointment at the appropriate U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
It is important to remember that the selection of your application does not guarantee that you will receive a Green Card. In order to receive a visa to immigrate to the United States, selectees must still meet all eligibility requirements under U.S. law.

• Step 4: Confirm your qualifications

The Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) Program requires the principal DV applicant 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 experience.

• Step 5: Submit your immigrant Visa Application

This step requires the completion of Form DS-260 which will then be reviewed by the Kentucky Consular Center. You will have to provide additional information about yourself and your family members that you included in your DV entry. You will also have to select a U.S. Embassy or Consulate near you where the interview can take place.

• Step 6: Submit supporting documents

You will need to provide scanned copies of the following documents:

- Birth Certificates
- Court and Prison Records
- Military Records if you served in the military forces of any country
- Police Certificates
- The biographic data page of your passport

You will have to bring the original documents to your interview with the consular officer.

Civil and personal documents may differ from country to country and therefore additional documents may be required.

• Step 7: Interview

After the Kentucky Consular Center has reviewed your completed DS-260, you may receive an e-mail from KCC to let you know that an interview has been scheduled at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate you selected on your DS-260 form. The e-mail will instruct you to log into the Entrant Status Check on the Electronic Diversity Visa (E-DV) website, using your DV entry confirmation number, to view the date, time and location of your interview. Print this information to take with you to your interview. You will need to be present at the interview, as well as your spouse and children (as applicable) who are applying for a diversity immigrant visa.

• Step 8: Prepare for the interview

After you have been notified of your scheduled interview, you will need to take the following important steps in advance of the interview date:

8.1 Carefully Review your scheduling information and take notes of the date, time, and location of your immigrant visa interview.

8.2 Carefully review the Interview Instructions : List of U.S. Embassies and Consulates

8.3 You must Schedule and Complete a Medical Examination and get any required vaccinations, before the scheduled visa interview date. You must bring a sealed medical exam envelope to your visa interview.

8.4 You must bring the following required Photographs and Documents:

- Two identical photos that meet all the necessary criteria.
- The printed appointment information page that you have received on the E-DV website
- The DS-260 confirmation page
- A passport that is valid for a minimum of six months beyond the intended date of entry into the United States. - The original and a photocopy of each document you have submitted to the Kentucky Consular Center

8.5 You should be prepared to present:

- Evidence of the required Education and Work experience
- If you have previously been deported or removed at government expense from the United States you must provide a Deportation Documentation
- If you are married you must obtain an original marriage certificate
- If you have been previously married you must submit evidence of the termination of EACH prior marriage.
- If you have adopted children, you must provide further documents.

8.6 Review additional Information by visiting the U.S. embassy or consulate website

• Step 9: Visa Interview at your local U.S. embassy

You, your spouse, and any qualified unmarried children immigrating with you must participate in the interview.
Make sure to bring all the necessary photographs and documents that you have prepared.
You and all family members immigrating with you will be interviewed by a consular officer. The consular officer will determine whether or not you can receive an immigrant visa.
As part of the interview process, ink-free, digital fingerprint scans will be taken.
If the consular officer approves your visa, you will be informed how and when your passport and visa will be returned to you.

• Step 10: Your Green Card is issued

You can now enter the United States and become a Lawful Permanent Resident, also called a Green Card Holder.

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