This year’s Diversity Visa Green Card Lottery (“DV-2020”) runs from October 3, 2018 to November 6, 2018.  Under this program, and as in previous years, a certain number (generally 50,000) of green cards are made available to eligible individuals from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States who meet the minimum educational requirements.

Entries for the DV-2020 Lottery MUST be submitted electronically under during the above-referenced processing period. Application instructions and additional information can be found at

Note: As indicated in the instructions, for the purposes of eligibility some countries include components and dependent areas overseas.  If you are a native of a dependency or overseas territory, please select the appropriate country of eligibility. For example, natives of Macau S.A.R should select Portugal, and natives of Martinique should select France.

Caveat: The Department of State, Office of Visa Services, advised of a notable increase in fraudulent emails and letters sent to Diversity Visa (DV) program 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. Please note that fees for the DV application process are paid to the U.S. Embassy or consulate cashier at the time of your scheduled appointment. The U.S. government does not ask applicants to send payment in advance by check, money order, or wire transfer.

Applicants will be able to check on their DV-2020 entries using their confirmation number. Please do not hesitate to contact Wuersch & Gering LLP if you have any questions.

September 28, 2018

Good Luck!

Kind regards,

Hilde Holland, Esq.


Hilde Holland | Partner
Wuersch & Gering LLP | 100 Wall Street, 10th Fl. | New York, NY 10005
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About the Author:  Ms. Holland is an experienced immigration attorney whose practice focuses on U.S. Immigration and Naturalization law. Since 1990, she has represented foreign and domestic companies from a variety of industries in matters concerning U.S. work permits/visas, permanent residency applications, family-based immigration, and (dual) citizenship matters. Ms. Holland also provides U.S. immigration consultancy and compliances for U.S. companies and their human resources representatives, and develops innovative and long-term immigration strategies and synergies for a variety of employment scenarios.

About Wuersch & Gering LLP: theirs firm provides legal services to international and domestic clients who appreciate the personal attention they receive from theirs attorneys. They focus on international corporate, commercial, litigation, immigration and taxation matters. Because they comprehend the differences between U.S. and foreign business practices and legal concepts, we can build a bridge between different cultures.  Their fluency in foreign languages, including German, French, Italian, Russian, and Spanish, enables us to communicate effectively with their foreign clients