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2014 Diversity Visa Lottery

Posted: September 27th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: National News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Register NOW for 2014 Green Card Lottery!

DV-2014 Green Card Lottery Registration Begins October 2, 2012

The United States will open its doors for up to 55,000 new residents through the 2014 Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery (aka the “Green Card Lottery”).  Registration begins at noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), Tuesday, October 2, 2012, and ends at noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), Saturday, November 3, 2012.

Spanish Flag For information about the lottery in Spanish, please click HERE

German Flag For information about the lottery in German, please click HERE

Update on Eligible Countries

For DV-2014, natives of GUATEMALA are now eligible for selection!

Natives of the following countries are not eligible to apply because they sent a total of more than 50,000 immigrants to the U.S. over the period of the previous five years:


Persons born in HONG KONG SAR, MACAU SAR, and TAIWAN are eligible

  • If you were born in an ineligible country but your spouse was born in an eligible country, you and your spouse are eligible to register together.
  • You must be 18 or older to qualify.

Jaensch Immigration Law Firm is offering to register foreign-born applicants and their family members in the lottery.  The fee is $200 usd per person.

For more information about the eligibility requirements for the Green Card lottery or to register for the lottery through Jaensch Immigration Law Firm, please visit our diversity visa lottery registration page.

Instructions for 2014 Diversity Visa Lottery

Posted: September 21st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: National News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Would You Like to Win the Visa Lottery?

The instructions for the 2014 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV-2014) reveal that this year, natives of Guatemala are eligible, while several other countries are ineligible. Entries for the DV-2014 program must be submitted electronically between 10/2/12 and 11/3/12.

Look for more information soon on and!

Visa Lottery Applicants Should Hold On!

Posted: August 8th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: National News | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »
Seal of the United States Department of State.

Seal of the United States Department of State. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Unselected DV-2013 Entrants Should Keep Their Confirmation Numbers at Least UntilSeptember 2013

As the new fiscal year DV lottery may start in two or three months ahead, people may forget this State Department advice. There are a number of people who entered the DV-2013 lottery registrations but did not make it, partly owing to the agency’s system glitch last year. As part of this episode, the State Department released this advice that they may select additional candidates out of the pool of the existing list of registrants. For this added chances of selection, the entrants should keep in mind two things for another opportunity in October 2012: (1) The Confirmation Number is absolutely necessary when they are selected. (2) Additional selection can be checked only through the Entrant Status Check site. It is thus imperative for them to keep the confirmation number safe to prove entry and come October 1, 2012, start checking status again on Entrant Status Check site of the U.S. Department of State. It is only about seven (7) weeks away!

Important: New Visa Processing Fees

Posted: April 4th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: National News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Effective April 13, 2012 the Department of State will change some of the visa processing fees.

The fee for nonimmigrant visas H, L, O, P, Q and R will increase from $150 to $190.  The fee for B, F, J, and I visas will increase from $140 to $160.

The fee for E-2 fee (investor) visas will decrease from $390 to $270 per person and the fee for F-1 visas fees will decrease from $350 to $240.

Also, the fees for ALL of the immigrant (permanent residence) visas  will decrease,  some significantly.  The fee for an employment based immigrant visa will decrease from $720 to $405.  In contrast, the government fee to do an equivalent background check in the U.S. (adjustment of status) is $1,070 per person.

Check out the New Visa Processing Fees table to find out more.