Each year, there are 50,000 green cads available through the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, generally available to people from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States.
Thus, each year there are individuals from countries with higher rates of immigration that are not eligible to participate.
The application period is typically from early October through early December for admission to the U.S. the following fiscal year (October 1 – September 30). Therefore, an applicant who applies in 2009 is requesting admission starting October 1, 2010, which is the beginning of the 2011 fiscal year.
The Law Office of Jacob L. Ratzan, P.A. can assist you in submitting an application for lawful permanent residence under the diversity visa lottery program.