The State Department has begun to notify approximately 100,000 individuals that they have won the DV-2011 Green Card Lottery. Notifications will continue throughout May and June.
Jaensch Immigration Law Firm, which provides lottery entry submission services each year, received its first notification of a winner today. There are only 50,000 green cards available for the 100,000 winners. The government selects extra because it expects that a number will ultimately not meet the requirements. The government will not start to issue DV-2011 green card until the start of the next fiscal year in October 2011.