Reminder: submissions for 2015 Diversity Visa lottery are due by 2 November 2013

Please note that entries for the 2015 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV) (also known as the ‘green card lottery’) must be submitted electronically by noon, Eastern Daylight Time, on Saturday 2 November 2013.

Applicants must submit Form DS-5501, the Electronic Diversity Visa Entry Form, during the registration period. There is no fee to make this submission, and each applicant can submit only one entry. The results from the random drawing will be available in spring 2014.

The congressionally mandated DV programme is administered annually by the Department of State under the terms of section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The law allows a maximum of 55,000 diversity visas each fiscal year to be made available to persons known as ‘diversity immigrants’ from countries with low rates of immigration to the US…

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