FAQ | Green Card Lottery Experts

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I choose Green Card Lottery Experts?

For close to a decade, Green Card Lottery Experts (GCL Experts) has been assisting its customers around the world to participate in the Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery Program (also known as the Green Card Lottery). Green Card Lottery Experts offers high-quality application review and submission services (available in several languages) which simplify the process of properly applying for the DV-Lottery. Millions of people apply for the Green Card Lottery on their own for free on the US government’s website; however, many of those who are selected as winners in the Lottery get disqualified during the subsequent consular process, because they made mistakes on their application and/or uploaded photos that did not meet the strict US government standards.

Green Card Lottery Experts has created a secure and easy-to-use online application form that allows its customers to enter their details and upload their photos for review by the the GCL Experts support team prior to submission to the DV-Lottery. GCL Experts provides its customers with information on how to enter their details correctly and how to prepare and upload their photos to their online application according to the DV-Lottery Program regulations. The Green Card Lottery Experts Photo Department will check each photo to make sure it meets the DV-Lottery standards and if it does not, will explain to the customer what they need to do differently in order to provide a photo that does meet the criteria. Once a customer’s application is completed and each photo meets the Diversity Visa Lottery Program regulations, GCL Experts will submit the customer’s application to the DV-Lottery on their behalf during the annual registration period which usually occurs in October. If they are selected as a “winner” in the DV-Lottery, GCL Experts will inform them promptly after the results are made available (usually in May or June of the following year) so they can take the next step in the process to receive a Green Card.

Can I become an American citizen if selected?

Yes. After living in the U.S. for five years with your Green Card, you will be eligible to apply for full American citizenship. After receiving your American citizenship, you will no longer need your Green Card, and will be able to receive a U.S. Passport.

Why is this year’s Lottery called DV-2023?

The Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery Program is named for the year that selectees will be permitted entry into the U.S.A. The registration period for the DV-2023 Green Card Lottery starts on October 6, 2021, and ends on November 9, 2021. The DV-2023 Green Card Lottery will be held in early 2022 and selectees (i.e., “winners”) will be notified beginning in May of 2022. Selectees who pass the Consular Interview procedure successfully and are issued a Diversity Visa will be permitted entry to the U.S. in 2023 (which is why it is called “DV-2023”).

What information goes on my application?

The full legal names, dates, and places of birth of you, your spouse, and all unmarried children under 21 years old, ID photographs, mailing address, and email address are all required. This year, passport details were also added as an additional requirement.

Green Card Lottery Experts will help you with digitizing and proper pixilation of your photos to the standards required by the U.S. State Department.

How many applications can I submit?

Every individual is limited to one application per DV Lottery year. Having more than one application in a single year will permanently disqualify you. However, if both you and your spouse are eligible to participate, you may each submit an application.

I was not born in a selected country, can I still apply?

If either of your parents were born in a selected country, but were temporary residents without permanent status registered in your country of birth, then you may apply. This is termed “pulling nativity”.

If you do not qualify through nativity, your spouse may be able to apply. You can receive a Green Card, together with all children under the age of 21 through marriage.

How many people will be selected?

Up to 110,000 individuals and families will be selected. Selectees must then complete a security check, medical evaluation and a consular interview before receiving the Green Card. Many selectees will be disqualified during this process for not disclosing certain important information. Green Card Lottery Experts will minimize this risk by asking all our clients to disclose relevant information before submission of applications.

Don’t be disqualified for omitting required information!

Of the 110,000 selectees, only up to 55,000 will receive their Green Card. Why do so many lose out? Many applicants do not complete the process to issuance. Others will be disqualified. However, it is critical to complete the entire post selection process expediently in order to ensure you are not left out of the 55,000. GCLexperts will notify our selected clients as soon as they have been selected by the Kentucky Consular Center, in order to ensure that our clients will proceed as quickly as possible to completion of the entire process.

When may I apply?

With Green Card Lottery Experts you can apply today. The U.S. State Department accepts applications for 30 days during its official DV-Lottery registration period starting in October. If you apply with Green Card Lottery Experts, we will guide you in properly preparing your application and photo(s) in advance and then submit your application on time, regardless of how early you have completed it.

Is there a minimum age to participate?

There is no age limit to participate. Applicants must meet the education or work requirements.

Am I eligible to participate?

If you were born in a selected country AND hold a high school diploma (or accepted equivalent) or have at least two years of work experience in a selected occupation, then you may participate.

If you have any questions, an Green Card Lottery Experts immigration agent can answer them. Just click here to submit your question.