Diversity Visa Lottery Program, Permanent Residency (Green Card)
Through the Diversity Visa Lottery Program permanent residency,(a green card) is available each year to 50,000 people drawn by a random selection among entries of individuals who are from countries with low rates of immigration to the U.S. The instructions are written in English plus 15 other languages.
Entry is done on line electronically by the Electronic Diversity Visa Entry Form and all applicants must have a high school education or its equivalent or 2 years experience within the past 5 years in an occupation requiring at least 2 years training or experience.
Watch out for private companies illegally seeking money to complete the application process for you. It is free.
Registration for 2014 is now closed and additional entries cannot be accepted. Online registration concluded on November 3, 2012 for 2014. Entrants can check their status beginning May 1, 2013 at www.dvlottery.state.gov