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Green Card Lottery Fraud Warning


Green Card Lottery Fraud Warning

Winner Notification Fraud
Be aware of winning notification fraud asking to send money

Important Information

The annual DV Green Card lottery gives the opportunity for foreigners to receive a Green Card to come and live in the United States. This green card lottery program has a few eligibility requirements. The lottery is computer generated and randomly select the winners for the DV (Diversity Visa). The Visas or Green Cards are distributed in six main geographic regions, and higher amount of visas are going to areas with lower rate of immigration to the United States. On each area, there isn't a single country that would receive more than seven percent of the Green Cards. Countries that are sending more than 50,000 immigrants to the U.S. during the last five years are not eligible to win the Green Card Lottery.

FRAUD WARNING: The DV Green Card Lottery is administered by the U.S. Department of State Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) in Williamsburg, Kentucky. This center was created in the year 2,000 by the U.S. Department of State. Previously the Diversity Visa Lottery was run by the National Visa Center in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. There have been several websites or individuals pretending to be official U.S. Government websites and charging a fee to process your application. There is no charge to complete the Electronic Diversity Visa Entry Form. There have been several cases of fraud of individuals or websites sending emails notifying customers that they won the Green Card Lottery and asking them to pay a fee to process their Green Card. The Department of State does not notify winners. Applicants have to verify if their entry was selected or not starting on May 1st of the following year after applying. No other organization, website or company is authorized by the Department of State to notify lottery applicants of their winning entry. A Green Card Processing fee will only be charged to winning lottery applicants when actually applying for an immigrant visa for permanent residency at a U.S. consular office. The U.S. consulate will charge each applicant, including accompanying relatives, a non refundable DV Lottery processing fee and immigrant visa fee.

There have been warnings of false winner notifications from fake organizations pretending to be the U.S. government. Some unscrupulous organizations are sending notifications to Green Card Lottery participants pretending to be the U.S. government and asking the winner to send money to them. There have been reports of many victims of fraud by these companies that make them believe they have won and ask for money to finish processing their Green Card application. Those companies use official logos; also use and e-mail address that look similar to the official government e-mails.

The DV Green Card lottery is administrated by the U.S. Government and every year 50,000 green cards are awarded. Order this application guide to learn how to submit your entry and participate in the official DV Lottery and how to check the status of your participating entry.

DISCLAIMER: Please note that we are not affiliated with the U.S. Government, we are a private organization providing immigration information and our goal is to help the user to have access the latest immigration information. By having the right information the immigration process can be easier to understand. This website doesn't process any application for the Green Card Lottery, the entry form should be filed directly with the official DV lottery website. However we provide answer to frequently asked questions about the Green Card Lottery with helpful information, guides and links explaining how to participate and how to avoid being the victim of fraud.

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