New York, NY, October 29, 2010 - A New York based Immigration Law Firm has compiled the following list addressing common mistakes immigrants make while applying for the Diversity Lottery.
1. The Diversity Lottery is Free: Immigrants need to be cognizant of avoiding websites that accept a payment for the lottery. It is Free to apply at the State department website, which can be accessed through http://www.usimmigrationlawyer.co/immigration-links/38-other-links.html. Paper entries are not accepted.
2. November 3, 2010 Deadline: The deadline for the DV-2012 lottery applications is 12 Noon EDT, November 3, 2010.
3. Separate applications permissible for spouse and self: You can apply separately for the lottery if both you and your spouse are born in eligible countries.
4. Follow the guidelines for pictures given on the site: It is recommended to use the photo validator tool to check if the format and size of the picture is acceptable.
5. Current status not a limitation: Your current immigration status is not a limitation. However, the law and regulations require that every diversity visa entrant must have at least a high school education or its equivalent or have, within the past five years, two years of work experience in an occupation requiring at least two years' training or experience.
List of ineligible countries this year:
Brazil, Canada, China (mainland-born), Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam. Persons born in Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, and Taiwan are eligible.
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