The end of the period for registration for the 2024 visa lottery program is approaching. This November 8 at noon registration will close to access the Diversity Visa Program for Immigrants.
The program seeks to benefit about 55,000 people from countries with low levels of migration to the United States and is a path to legal citizenship in this country. The program grants a visa or a Green Card, which gives its holder permanent residence in the United States and, in the future, will allow these people to potentially obtain United States citizenship.
According to the formula established by law, countries that have had more than 50,000 native immigrants to the United States in the last five years are not eligible.
The visas are further distributed by region: Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, South America, Central America and the Caribbean. The program is run by the Department of State.
Although people are selected for the visas at random, they still must meet the security and eligibility requirements that all immigrants must meet to obtain their visas.