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Diversity Visa or "Green Card" Lottery

The congressionally-mandated Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) Program makes available 50,000 permanent resident visas annually - drawn from random selection among all entries - to persons from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States who meet strict eligibility requirements. To find out more about the lottery, please visit the U.S. Department of State website.


Diversity Visa Scammers Sending Fraudulent Emails and Letters

The Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Riga advises the public of a notable increase in fraudulent emails and letters sent to DV program (Green Card Lottery) applicants. The scammers behind these fraudulent emails and letters are posing as the U.S. government in an attempt to extract payment from DV applicants. Review carefully the procedures for the DV program, so that you know what to expect, when to expect it, and from whom. Read more about Diversity Visa Program Scams on the U.S. Department of State website.