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Feeling Lucky? It’s Lottery Time!

If you didn’t already know, the immigration diversity green card lottery program is going on, right now!  Unlike the Hunger Games scenario, in the green card lottery you will want to hear your name called because if it is, you and your family could be on the fast track to a green card in the U.S.  The diversity lottery (as it is called in short) is a program put into place by the U.S. government to encourage diversity and give countries with typically low rates of immigration an equal chance to come to the U.S.  Each year 55,000 visas a granted through the lottery.  If you qualify, you should apply!
The requirements are as follows:

11        Must have a high school education or equivalent (two years of work experience in the last five            years in a job that requires at least two year of training or experience).
22     May not have been born in any of the following countries:
a.   Bangladesh
b.      Brazil
c.      Canada
d.      China
e.      Colombia
f.       DR
g.      El Salvador
h.      Haiti
i.       India
j.       Jamaica
k.      Mexico
l.       Nigeria
m.    Pakistan
n.      Peru
o.     Philippines
p.      South Korea
q.      UK
r.       Vietnam


If you think you qualify, you must apply by November 7, 2016.  You can do so by going to the website www.dvlottery.state.gov and following the application instructions.  Please note that if you have been in the U.S. unlawfully or are currently in the U.S. without status, you are not likely eligible.  If you have questions about eligibility, please contact Kuck Immigration Partners at 404-816-8611 to discuss.  If you have not already applied, please do so!  You have nothing to lose.  May the odds be ever in your favor!

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