• 2011 Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery Program Announced
  • October 20, 2009 | Authors: Frances P. Rayer; Christopher R. Thorn
  • Law Firm: Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC - Philadelphia Office
  • The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has announced the opening of the registration period for the DV-2011 Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery Program. The DV Lottery Program enables foreign nationals to apply for permanent residence in the United States without employment or family sponsorship. The DV Lottery Program selects 50,000 people annually who can then pursue an immigrant visa at a U.S. embassy or consulate in their home country or adjust their status in the U.S. through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (if a foreign national is residing legally in a nonimmigrant status in the U.S. at the time of the application).