Alerts & Updates

The Diversity Lottery is a unique program to move & live legally in the United States, considered to be the easiest way to obtain a Green Card visa.

 

People from the following countries are eligible to participate in the Diversity Lottery:

 

DV Lottery eligible countries from Africa Region

Algeria

Angola

Benin

Botswana

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cameroon

Cabo Verde

Central African Republic

Chad

Comoros

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

Djibouti

Egypt

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Eswatini

Ethiopia

Gabon

Gambia

Ghana

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Kenya

Lesotho

Liberia

Libya

Madagascar

Malawi

Mali

Mauritania

Mauritius

Morocco

Mozambique

Namibia

Niger

Rwanda

Sao Tome and Principe

Senegal

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Somalia

South Africa

South Sudan

Sudan

Tanzania

Togo

Tunisia

Uganda

Zambia

Zimbabwe

 

DV Lottery eligible countries from Asia Region

Afghanistan

Bahrain

Bhutan

Brunei

Burma

Cambodia

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Israel

Japan

Jordan

Kuwait

Laos

Lebanon

Malaysia

Maldives

Mongolia

Nepal

North Korea

Oman

Qatar

Saudi Arabia

Singapore

Sri Lanka

Syria

Taiwan

Thailand

Timor-Leste

United Arab Emirates

Yemen

 

DV Lottery eligible countries from European Region

Albania

Andorra

Armenia

Austria

Azerbaijan

Belarus

Belgium

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bulgaria

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark (including components and dependent areas overseas)

Estonia

Finland

France (including components and dependent areas overseas)

Georgia

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Italy

Kazakhstan

Kosovo

Kyrgyzstan

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macau Special Administrative Region

North Macedonia

Malta

Moldova

Monaco

Montenegro

Netherlands (including components and dependent areas overseas)

Northern Ireland

Norway (including components and dependent areas overseas)

Poland

Portugal (including components and dependent areas overseas)

Romania

Russia

San Marino

Serbia

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Tajikistan

Turkey

Turkmenistan

Ukraine

Uzbekistan

Vatican City

 

DV Lottery eligible countries from North America Region

The Bahamas

DV Lottery eligible countries from Oceania Region

Australia (including components and dependent areas overseas)

Fiji

Kiribati

Marshall Islands

Federated States of Micronesia

Nauru

New Zealand (including components and dependent areas overseas)

Palau

Papua New Guinea

Samoa

Solomon Islands

Tonga

Tuvalu

Vanuatu

 

DV Lottery eligible countries from South America, Central America, And The Caribbean

Antigua and Barbuda Argentina

Barbados

Belize

Bolivia

Chile

Costa

Rica

Cuba

Dominica

Ecuador

Grenada

Guatemala

Guyana

Nicaragua

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Suriname

Trinidad and Tobago

Uruguay

 

 

The deadline for submissions for DV24 is Oct 15, 2022. Contact Hall and Associates to check if you qualify and submit an entry online.

 

Apply for a green card: Green Card | USCIS

On July 25, 2022USCIS announced that the “reproduced signature flexibility announced in March, 2020, will become permanent policy[.]” (sic) This means lawyers may “submit a scanned, faxed, photocopied, or similarly reproduced copy of a document to USCIS” so long as the copy is of an original document with an original handwritten signature. Keep the original, as USCIS retains the right to request it for inspection.

 

USCIS Urges Eligible Applicants to Switch Employment-Based Categories

https://www.uscis.gov/newsroom/alerts/uscis-urges-eligible-applicants-to-switch-employment-based-categories

Employment-based Adjustment of Status Applicants: Send in Your Medical Forms ASAP for More Efficient Processing

June 28, 2022 - Update from USCIS: 

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) plays a significant role in the processing of employment-based visas, and we want to ensure we use as many available visas as possible in fiscal year (FY) 2022, which ends on Sept. 30, 2022.  

We are still doing our part with the U.S. Department of State (DOS) in processing employment-based immigrant visas for those applicants living outside the United States.  We urge anyone within the United States who may be eligible for an employment-based adjustment of status to note these important reminders regarding Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record:

  • If you are planning to file an adjustment of status application, be sure to include a valid Form I-693.

  • If you have a pending Form I-485, Adjustment of Status Application, please do not send an unsolicited Form I-693 to USCIS. We are proactively identifying employment-based adjustment of status applications with available visas that lack a valid Form I-693 and are directly contacting applicants to request that form.

  • If you know that your previously filed Form I-485 does not have a valid Form I-693, your underlying petition is approved, and a visa is available to you, it will help USCIS use the available visas and adjudicate your application if you visit a civil surgeon and have a valid Form I-693 on hand when we send the request to you.

  • A Form I-693 is valid for two years from the date that the civil surgeon signs the form.

More Information
For more information, visit our new
Fiscal Year 2022 Employment-Based Adjustment of Status FAQs

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