Are there any special application forms for the Lottery?

No, there are no special forms. Each person can prepare an application on their own, using for this purpose a specially created website of the Department of State, which is used to submit applications.

When are DV-2023 entries accepted?

Registration of applications by the United States for the next DV-2023 lottery has started and will last until 5 p.m. on November 9, 2021.

How many applications can one person send?

Each applicant may submit only one application. Persons who submit more than one entry will be disqualified. However, there is a legal possibility to increase the chances several times.

Can husband and wife submit separate lottery entries?

Yes, each spouse may submit one application, as long as each of them meets the education condition.

Who can take part in the lottery?

Anyone who has secondary education or its equivalent (i.e. 12 years of study) or two years of work experience in the last five years (in a learned profession, requiring at least two years of study or training) can participate in the draw* e.g.:

    1. If you have demonstrated two years of work experience as a plumber in the last five years and had two years of training for this profession or apprenticeship prior to doing it, you can participate in the draw;
    2. Even if you did not finish any school and in five years worked for two years in the profession to which you were trained, you also qualify;
    3. If you do not meet any of the above conditions, and your spouse does, then only he / she should submit a lottery ticket; if drawn, the whole family receives a Green Card.

* secondary education or work experience should be documented only at the time of visiting the Embassy, i.e. 9 months after the deadline for accepting applications at the earliest. This gives a chance to participate in the draw for people with less recent work experience or students graduating from secondary schools.

Who should be included in the lottery aplication?

The application should include:

    1. Your spouse, even if the spouses are separated;
    2. All unmarried children under the age of 21; it is necessary to list all children, regardless of whether they are children of the spouse from a previous marriage or they are adopted children.

Can applicants for a different immigrant visa category participate in the lottery?

Yes, these people can take part in the draw and thus accelerate the deadline for obtaining the visa.

Can people residing in the USA participate in the Lottery?

Yes, the visa applicant can be in the US or any other country and the application can be sent from the US or from abroad.

Who will be informed about the drawing results and by what date?

Only the winners will be notified of this fact. The drawing results will be announced in early May 2022.

How many entries will be drawn?

50 thousand are intended for release. However, the number of selected persons will be greater due to the fact that probably some of them will resign from applying for a visa or will not be able to complete their visa matters. Therefore, winners who wish to receive a “Green Card” must act quickly and efficiently in their case.

How long do the selected persons retain the right to apply for a DV-2023 visa?

The lucky winners are entitled to receive the Green Card only during the US tax year October 2022 to September 30, 2023 and they cannot transfer their right to apply for a visa for the next year.

Do the randomly selected persons have to go only to the indicated places?

You can live in any US state, even in Alaska or Hawaii. Of course, Poles most often choose Chicago and New York, where the largest Polish communities are located.

Who can go with the Lottery Winner to the USA?

The winner may be accompanied by:

    1. The spouse, also the spouse married after the draw,
    2. Unmarried children under 21, including those born after the draw.

What are the rights of Green Card holders?

These persons have the same rights as American citizens (including the right to legal work, free education, treatment, social benefits, unemployment benefits – after one year of residence, retirement pensions after 10 years of work, property transfer), except for the right to vote.

Can participation in the Visa Lottery make it difficult to apply for a tourist visa to the USA?

Participation in the draw is irrelevant to applying for a tourist visa, unless the lottery winner submits the immigration application in person at the Embassy and for some reason fails the green card application.

Is participation in the lottery free?

Yes. Participation in the lottery is free. The US government does not charge any fees for the registration of applications for the visa lottery program.

Since lottery entry is free, why do companies charge a fee?

Companies charge a fee for their work of preparing and submitting a lottery application on behalf of the person, and sometimes also for giving directions.

Can Poles take part in the DV-2023 lottery?

YES YES YES. Poland was admitted to the DV program again. Green Cards for Poles again!