Green Card Requirements
The Green Card Lottery has only two basic requirements for applicants around the world: applicants must have been born in a qualifying country, and meet either the work experience or the educational requirement. Although applicants convicted of serious crimes are typically rejected, applicants convicted of low level crimes such as shoplifting are usually fine.
The Green Card Lottery program requires eligible applicants to have been born in a country with a low level of immigration to the United States. Countries that have an immigration level of 50,000 or more to the United States in the previous five years are not eligible for the program.
The countries listed below are NOT eligible for the Green Card Lottery:
|Bangladesh||Hong Kong||El Salvador||Mexico|
|Nigeria||South Korea||Canada||Dominican Republic|
Work & Educational Requirements
To qualify for the United States Green Card Lottery program, you must meet either the work or the educational requirement. The US is looking for immigrants who meet these requirements in order to ensure that they are bringing in individuals who will actively and positively contribute to society. You will have to meet at least one of the requirements below in order to be eligible for the Green Card Lottery program.