We are taking the opportunity to remind everyone that the State Department is now accepting applicants under the electronic diversity visa lottery program. The entry period is from:
12:00PM EDT (GMT -4) on October 2, 2009
12:00PM EST (GMT -5) on November 30, 2009
Please note that applications will not be accepted outside this period of time. If you miss the entry period this year you will have to wait for about a year to apply again.
For most applicants the likelihood of success is quite low. However, if you are one of the lucky winners of the Green Card Lottery it is compared to other immigration routes to the US relatively easy to gain entry to the US.
It is interesting to note that for the latest DV-2011 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program no Countries have been added or removed from the list of eligible Countries. You can see if you qualify right now for the US Green Card Lottery. We also have a detailed guide to the US Green Card Lottery.