United States of America Green Card Lottery
Official U.S. Government Entry Program

LIVE, WORK, STUDY, DO BUSINESS and CITIZENSHIP IN USA

Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery  
Year 2018  DV 2020 Lottery Registration

GREEN CARD LOTTERY REQUIREMENTS  FAQ

Almost everyone can participate in the Green Card Lottery. There are, however, two criteria that every participant must meet: Country of birth and level of education. You must have proof of these two requirements at the time you win the lottery. Do you qualify to enter the Green Card Lottery?

List of excluded countries:
Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, China (mainland), Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except for Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories and Vietnam.

Persons born in Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, and Taiwan are eligible. 

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  • What education or work requirements must I meet? :
  • Is there an age requirement for the Green Card Lottery? : Principally, there is no age requirement to apply to the lottery, but be aware that effectively people under the age of 16 cannot fill the education requirements.
  • LANGUAGE SKILLS : Many USA fans ask us about how good their English skills must be to apply for the Green Card Lottery. Principally, participants must not prove any special language skills. Many of our winners have quite the story to tell! Without speaking a word of English, many people have participated in the lottery, won and successfully emigrated to the USA! We still recommend that you attend English courses at a language school so that you are best prepared when you win the lottery.
  • PROOF OF FINANCES : Furthermore, applicants must not provide proof of their finances at the time that they apply for the Green Card Lottery. This information will first be requested once the Green Card has been won.