What You Should Do After Winning The Green Card Lottery?
If you are among the lucky winners of the Green Card Lottery there are other things you need to know after winning the Green Card Lottery. Winning the Green Card Lottery will not get you the Green Card but will give you the chance to apply for the Green Card. Take a look at the stages right after winning the Green Card Lottery program.
Checking the Result of the Green Card Lottery
When you register for the American Green Card Lottery program individually, a distinctive confirmation number will be issued at the end of the completion of the process. It is really important for people to check if they have been among the lucky winners. If you apply with USACITO you will be able to get your personal confirmation number after your application will be successfully submitted in the lottery. USACITO Green Card Organization will even notify you if your application has been selected in the lottery between May to July every year.
Immigrant Visa Application:
Winners of the Green Card Lottery program can commence their Immigrant Visa application process. Your application will be approved based on if you meet the requirements for the Green Card. Therefore, lucky Winners must make sure they meet the work experience and educational requirement so that their application can be approved.
The Stages after Winning the Green Card Lottery
If you are in the U.S on a non-immigrant visa, file in Form I-485 to adjust your status to that of a permanent resident. To adjust your status under the program, you must establish that:
- You have been specifically chosen for a Diversity Visa (DV) in the Green Card Lottery
- An Immigrant Visa is presented at the time of applying for the adjustment status
- You are up to standards to the U.S immigration
Once the application has been approved, you will be called for an interview. It is important to keep track of your status and demonstrate you are financially stable and will be able to upkeep yourself in the U.S. If you are found eligible for a legal status in the U.S, the Green Card will be issued to you.
This is a very simple stage for the winners who have already moved to the U.S on a Non-Immigrant Visa. You will surely become a proud Green Card Holder.
If you living outside the U.S at the time of winning the Green Card Lottery, then you need to file an application for Immigrant Visa at the U.S Embassy or Consulate. Once the Immigrant Visa application has been approved, you will be booked for a visa interview. If the interview goes well and if you are found eligible for legal permanent resident status in the U.S by your demonstration, the Immigrant Visa will be issued to you.
Important Notice to the Green Card Lottery Winners:
Winners of the Lottery program are advised to file their application for the Immigrant Visa as soon as possible. This is because if the Immigrant Visas are not issued to them before the end of the fiscal year for which they are selected, they will not be able to get the Green Card.
After Applying for The Immigrant Visa
After submitting the Immigrant Visa application, you have to prepare your supporting documents that have to be submitted at the time of interview. Photocopies and certified translated document should be taking to the interview venue. The documents need to be submitted in English. Here is the List of documents to be brought to the interview:
- Educational certificates
- Documents proving work experience
- Birth certificate
- Marriage document if married
- Police certificates for those who are above 18 years
- Medical examination check results
Completing the Consular Interview
After the completion of the interview, the consular officer will inform you whether your visa has been approved or denied. If approved, additional information will be giving to you.
After getting the Green Card by winning the Green Card Lottery, you will get a sealed packet which contains document. It must not be opened by you but to be submitted to the U.S Customs and Border Protection Agency when you get to U.S soil. You must enter the U.S before the period of 6 months time.
USACITO Green Card Organization is helping hundreds of thousands of applicants for many years in submitting their application for the annual Official Green Card Lottery Program conducted by the KCC (Kentucky Consular Center) and eventually winning the Green Card Lottery.
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