U.S. Diversity Immigrant Visa Program
Consult with a Winter Park & Orlando Immigration Attorney
Each year, the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program provides 50,000 diversity
visas to eligible individuals from certain countries. Conducted by the
U.S. Department of State, the program provides visas to natives of countries
with historically low rates of
immigration to the United States.
Who is eligible for this program?
Eligible countries may change from year to year, and residents of countries
with high immigration rates are usually not eligible. Those selected from
the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program will receive permanent residence status.
In order to be eligible, you must:
- Be a native of one of the listed countries
- Meet the education or work experience requirement
The education requirement is completion of a 12-year course of elementary
or secondary education. Work experience requirements consist of two years
of work experience within the past five years in an occupation that requires
at least two years of training or experience to perform.
Beware of Frauds and Scams
In recent years, there have been many frauds and scams that capitalize
on Diversity Immigrant Visa Programs. These can involve fees for filing
applications and fraudulent e-mails or letters that state that an individual
has won the lottery and will be granted a permanent residence green card.
All applicants should know that online applications are available for
free at the U.S. Department of State's website during registration
periods and that winners are never contacted by e-mail. In addition, working
with a qualified and reputable attorney from Robert Brown LLC can ensure
that you do not fall victim to diversity visa scams.
Work with an Experienced Winter Park Immigration Firm
If you or a member of your family is located in or near Orlando and is
interested in applying for the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, our top-rated
legal team is prepared to help you successfully complete an application
with the U.S. Department of State. With AV® Preeminent™ rated
attorney Robert Brown and certified
Rising Stars℠ Rishi Oza and Aleksandar Cuic, our firm will provide the highest quality
assistance and representation for whatever immigration issue you face.
To learn more about diversity visas and how our legal team can help,
contact Robert Brown LLC today.