The valuable green card giving the right to work in the United States is much coveted dream by many people. There is nothing to stop you from trying your luck at the lottery. It may seem absurd to play for this work permit, and yet that is the reality.
Every year, the USA organizes a draw for 55,000 lucky people to get this paper. Certain conditions are required to be able to participate.
To be eligible to participate in this lottery, two conditions are required. The first is that you are part of a country eligible for the Diversity Immigrant Visa Programme, the other name of the green card lottery.
You will have to check the list of these countries on the official lists. Don't worry; there are a number of them. So you have a good chance of being born in the right place.
Then, you must meet certain academic requirements. Indeed, you must have a diploma attesting to your studies at the high school or equivalent. If you are unable to present a diploma, you must have worked for at least 2 years in the last 5 years. Be careful, this work will have to be regular and prove your level of competence.
To participate, nothing could be easier! You must go to the official website and fill in a form that will only take a few minutes. Registration is completely free of charge. So if you are asked to pay for something, it means you are not on the right site. Then you just need to cross your fingers.
The deadline is long enough to know the result of the draw, which takes place each year in October. Indeed, if you register this year, the results will only be available next year in May on the official website. No one's gonna tell you. It is up to you to think about checking to see if you have won. If this is the case, you will not get your green card until the following year. In the meantime, you can still apply for a visa and start working in the USA.
It is not just the lottery that gets your green card. The L-1 visa is also a means of applying for a work permit.