Visa Lottery Extended after Thousands were Lost
The U.S. State Department announced that computer glitch forced the closure of the 2019 Visa Lottery drawing window (DV-2019) and hundreds of thousands of requests to participate were lost.
The open window for the draw which gives away 50,000 Permanent Residence or green card visas has been reprogrammed to begin on October 18 and ends on November 22, 2017. Due to the technical problems, all applications made before October 18 2017 need to be redone in order be considered.
The application must be completed in English. The US Chancellery also warned that, according to the rules of the contest, only forms that are sent by the closing deadline, noon ET on November 22, will be accepted.
The pre-selected lottery winners of the 2019 Visa Lottery will be notified by postal mail between May and July 2018.
Notifications are no longer sent by email.
The government recalled that the draw is open only to people from countries that meet certain requirements for studies or work experience, whether they have completed high school or equivalent, or have two years of work experience.
The window for applying for the 2019 Visa Lottery has already begun. Speaking with an experienced and skilled immigration attorney authorized to practice in Dallas and throughout Texas is extremely important when dealing with any immigration issue.
When you consult with an immigration attorney it is important that you are able to speak with an actual attorney. No one besides an attorney is able to give you legal advice, even an attorney’s assistant cannot give you legal advice, you must speak with an actual licensed attorney.
You must also be able to understand the attorney. The attorney must either speak a language you understand or have a competent interpreter that will allow you to understand what the attorney is saying.
If you cannot communicate with the attorney they will not be able to provide you safe advice. Never hire an attorney that you have not spoken with.
Speaking with an experienced and skilled immigration attorney is the first step when dealing with any immigration issue. An experienced attorney authorized to practice immigration law in Dallas, throughout Texas, and in all fifty states can assure that your case moves forward as quickly as possible and is handled correctly.