Jennings Immigration Law Office

What You Need to Know about the 2017 Diversity Visa Lottery

On October 1, 2015, the U.S. Department of State (DOC) began accepting requests to register for the 2017 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV-2017). Also known as the Green Card Lottery, the program provides green cards to 50,000 randomly selected people from countries with relatively low immigration to the United States. The Diversity Visa program also offers a way for foreign nationals to become permanent residents of the United States even if they don’t have family members or employers sponsoring them.


Entering the Diversity Lottery



Determining Diversity Lottery Eligibility



Winning a Diversity Visa



Getting Help with Your Diversity Visa Application


An immigration lawyer can provide assistance in determining your DV eligibility and  submitting your DV application, submitting your visa application if you’re selected in the DV lottery, and helping ensure completion of the visa process within the required time period.