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US Green Card Lottery - Electronic Filing Only

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Full details of the US Green Card Lottery DV 2005 have just beenannounced. The Lottery is designed to increase the diversity ofimmigrants to the US by only allowing entrants for the Lottery from"natives" of "under represented" Countries. Your Country of birthwill normally be the deciding factor whenconsidering which Country you will be a native of. If you are froma Country that has sent more than 50,000 immigrants to the US in the lastfive years then your Country will be excludedfrom the Lottery.

Key Facts:

  • The most significant change this year is that there will be electronicfiling only for the green card lottery. You will only be able to apply on the internet. This will reduce the cost to the US Department of State, make duplicatefiling less likely and be more reliable than an application submitted in the mail.
  • "Natives" of Russia can no longer enter the Green Card Lottery.
  • You can submit your entry to the Green Card Lottery between the dates of1 November 2003 and 30 December 2003.
  • All applications for the Green Card Lottery will go to the Kentucky ConsularCenter. You will then be placed into one of six geographical regions and be assigneda number. The selection process will take place electronically with numbersbeing selected one at a time for the available visas under the DV2005 Lottery.
  • If you are selected you will be notified by the Department of State betweenMay 2004 and July 2004 and be given full details of how to apply for theimmigrant visa.

If you register with us now your application will be submitted by an AILAimmigration attorney at a third lower fee than normal. We will becharging at our usual rate from 1 November 2003 to 30 December 2003.

Go to the Do IQualify page to check your eligibility now.