The lottery is a program that aims to maintain racial diversity in the United States. That is, during this program, the amount of immigrants from different countries is tried to reach a balance; For this reason, if a country has had many immigrants to the United States in recent years, it will not be included in the lottery receiving list, and this is completely variable, for example, Russia was not among the eligible countries for the lottery in one year, but after a few years, it returned to the list again. . The lottery, or actually the lottery for applicants to immigrate to the United States, goes back to 1990 when it was officially registered in the Nationality and Immigration Act. After this formality, approximately 55,000 visas will be awarded to applicants randomly or by lottery yearly.
Of these 55,000 visas, about 7% is the maximum share that any country can have. Iran’s share is more than 6%, that is, approximately more than 3 thousand lottery visas are reserved for Iranian applicants. In different circumstances, this number may be less or more, for example, the political situation in America is one of the critical factors that can change these numbers.
Documents required for 2024 lottery registration
- Personal photo: For all family members (spouse and children), you need a suitable lottery photo in digital form. It should be noted that you only need to provide pictures and information for children who are not married and whose age is under 21 years.
- Lottery registration form: To register, you need to complete an online form, which is the same as the lottery registration form.
- Birth certificate and birth certificate information of the applicant and his spouse and children
Note: In order to register for the 2024 lottery, according to the guidelines and the new notification of the American government, it is not necessary to have a passport, and no other necessary documents have been brought.
Conditions for 2024 lottery registration
- The first condition for registering in the lottery is that the name of the country you live in is on the list of countries allowed to participate in the lottery because as we mentioned, the purpose of the lottery is to maintain the diversity of immigrants to the United States, so the countries with the highest rate Their migration to America is high, they are not in the list. Iran is often included in the list of permitted countries.
- The second condition is that you must have received at least your diploma and completed 12 years of education.
If you have not completed 12 years of education, don’t worry, you still have the chance to participate in the lottery; In this case, you must be able to prove that you have been working and had a job for at least 2 years out of the last 5 years, and your job must be among the special jobs accepted by the United States Labor Department. Some occupations such as computer programming, graphics, management, business license, and musician are among the approved occupations. It should be noted that presenting these documents is required only when selected in the lottery, and it is not necessary to present a working document during registration.
In addition, you should know that having a higher education does not increase your chances for the lottery, that is, the chance of a person who has a diploma or a person who does not have a diploma but has been working is completely equal to a dentist or a university professor and if they have all the necessary conditions. To register for the lottery, the only person’s chance determines the main winner.
Your photo is very important for registering in the lottery, sometimes you will not enter the lottery due to uploading an inappropriate photo. In the first place, when you upload the photo on the site, it will be checked in terms of size, and in the next step, the quality of your personal photo will be checked. The size of your personal photo for registration must be square with a length of 600 pixels to 1200 pixels; The photo must be in color with a white background, and your face must be clear and straight, and your hair must not cover your face, without glasses or other accessories.
In order to check your photo whether it meets the requirements for the lottery or not, you can do it automatically through the Grant Unity website. (this link)
It is necessary to present the picture of all family members to participate in the lottery.
Conditions for the lottery photo
- You must have a straight angle to the camera.
- A square photo with a length of 600 x 600 pixels to 1200 x 1200 pixels is acceptable.
- The background of the photo must be white.
- The photo must be in color and black and white photos are rejected.
- The lottery photo must be without glasses and hearing aids.
- Your hair should not cover your face.
- There is no need for the ears to be obvious.
- Taking a picture with a hijab is not a hindrance for Muslims and other religions in which hijab is defined.
- The roundness of the face should be clear and not covered by anything.
- You do not need to print the photo, the photo must be delivered to you as a digital file.
- The photo must be from the last six months. The age of the photo should not be more than 6 months.
- You should not reuse the photo you used last year.
- A photo with a beard is also approved.
- Never digitally edit your photo.
- When taking pictures of your babies, make sure there is no other person in the picture. Their face should be fully visible and their eyes should be open.
You can refer to this link to see the specifications and guidelines of the US government for lottery photos and examples of correct lottery photos.
How to register for the US lottery?
Apply for registration after you meet the other requirements. Make sure to register in the same period as announced, because it is not possible to extend it.
To register, you must go to the website of the American government for the lottery (this link) and fill out the registration form. Remember, if you do not have sufficient command of English, get help from a person who has sufficient command. Your information must be entered accurately and according to what was asked of you. If you enter incomplete, wrong, or contradictory information, you will not be entered into the lottery process.
Another important thing that you should note is that after entering the relevant information, save and retain the confirmation page and your confirmation number because otherwise, even if you win, without this information, you will not be able to enter your email and know the results. be final
Tips on the 2024 US lottery
- Single people between 18 and 21 years old can register individually, and they can also register together with their parents. There is a possibility that you will be rejected after winning the interview. One of the reasons why you may not be accepted at the embassy interview is having an incurable disease.
- To see the winner, just go to the website of the Immigration Department on the announced date and enter your confirmation number. If you have won, your information will be displayed along with your case number, and you must keep it until you receive your green card. Be careful not to consider any email valid for announcing your results and visit the site first. Also, people who have applied for America in other ways and have not succeeded in getting a green card can apply again through registration.
- If the person who won the lottery dies, his children and wife cannot use the lottery. If the country in which you were born is among the countries that are not on the list of lottery countries, you can apply through your spouse, provided that he was born in another country on the list. Also, you can download the official instructions of the US government website for 2024 lottery registration through this link and get the answers to all your questions accurately and officially.
US lottery registration time
The 2024 lottery registration time starts every year at a certain time, usually in October, and lasts for about a month. Based on the information of the previous years, it can be predicted that the registration time of the lottery 2024 is from October 13 to November 17, 1401, and the time of announcing the results of the lottery 2024 is May 1402.