Information on the Diversity Visa Program

Hello International Students! As you navigate your options for employment post-graduation and H1B sponsorship, you may be interested to know that there’s an alternative pathway for securing a US Visa and the right to work within the United States, the Diversity Visa (DV) program. Every year, up to 55,000 immigrants from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States can receive the Diversity Visa and secure a United States Green Card. Unfortunately, natives of countries with more than 50000 immigrants to the US in the previous 5 years, are not eligible to apply. The online registration to participate in the DV lottery usually runs from early October to mid-November each year. Although this remains a highly competitive pathway for a United States Visa, it provides an alternative option to applying for an H1B through your employer. Furthermore, through this program, no single country can receive more than 7% of the available Diversity Visas.

Learn more about the Diversity Visa at the US Department of State Website!

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