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is it possible to apply for us visa online

Asked by Victor on Facebook.

The process to get a visa to go to the U.S. is different depending on your country of origin and the purpose of your visit. Often you must complete part of the process online, but you will likely have to go to a U.S. Embassy for an interview and paperwork processing. You may also have to go to a certain bank to pay a fee. Start learning about the U.S. visa process.

Asked by Anonymous

can a UK citizen apply for US green card lottery

Applicants from the United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) were not eligible to apply for the 2013 Diversity Visa program. The list of countries that were eligible are listed in the program instructions.

The Diversity Visa program makes up to 55,000 visas available to people who meet strict eligibility requirements from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States. The online registration period for the 2014 program should open in fall 2012.

Learn more about the Diversity Visa program.

Asked by Anonymous

give or take how long does it take to process a spouse visa with the right supply of information

The time it takes to process a spouse or fiancée visa varies from case to case and, unfortunately, cannot be predicted. 

Cases can be delayed when the applicant does not follow instructions carefully or when the U.S. sponsor, or petitioner, cannot meet the requirements. Some visa applications require further administrative processing, which takes additional time after the visa applicant’s interview by a consular officer.

Learn more about how to obtain an immigrant visa for a spouse or fiancé of a U.S. citizen and find answers to common questions.

Asked by Anonymous

Hi! May I know when is the next registration for visa lottery? Thanks! --erin

Registration for the 2014 Diversity Visa program, also known as the diversity visa lottery, should open in fall 2012. The U.S. Department of State will post more information closer to the date.

Learn more about the Diversity Visa program.

Asked by Anonymous

Hello, How to make sure that I've realy won the Green Card? I got many emails but Im not sure and not sure to send the money? who can give me the answer?Thanks

The U.S. Department of State runs the Diversity Visa Lottery, sometimes called the green card lottery. The Diversity Visa Lottery program makes up to 55,000 diversity visas available annually. Only people who meet strict eligibility requirements from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States are eligible to apply. 

The Department of State will never e-mail you or ask for money to apply for the Diversity Visa Lottery. The only way you can apply is by visiting http://www.dvlottery.state.gov/.

Learn more about the Diversity Visa Lottery and how to avoid visa lottery scams.