Questions tagged [diversity-visa-lottery]

Use for questions related to the Diversity Immigrant Visa program in the United States, also known as the 'Green Card Lottery'. Use with the [immigration] and [united-states] tags.

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Visa application lottery, best odds by country of origin?

The US application instruction manual explains that the State Department sets different limits on the number of people who will be granted visas, to different world regions (not countries). I am a ...
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Why does the U.S grant visas via lottery?

It is reasonable to grant a visa for education or investment but granting it by chance seems odd. I'm not sure if any other country does the same but there should be reason(s) for this (except giving ...
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Do any diversity immigrant visas exist outside the USA?

In the United States, diversity immigrant visas, also known as the Green Card Lottery or DV Lottery, are visas awarded on a lottery program, primarily to countries with low immigration rates to the US....