The results of the lottery will be announced on May 7, 2019.
In the US, on October 3, begins the registration for participation in a lottery for the right to emigrate to America named the Green Card. The lottery is held annually by the US State Department. Participation in it is absolutely free and can be done by filling out the application on the website of the American government.
The registration period in 2018 will last until November 6th. The results of the lottery will be known on May 7, 2019.
At its core, the immigrant visa lottery was created to diversify the flow of migrants to the USA from countries with low immigration. A country that sends more than 50,000 immigrants to the United States over the previous five years is removed from the list of participants.
Earlier, US President Donald Trump had the intent of canceling the annual DV Lottery. According to the President, the lottery should be banned – a program due to which the Green Cards were randomly “gifted” without any skills proof and personal qualities of migrants or the threat they may pose to the citizens of the USA. In the first 9 months of 2017, the US hosted 28,000 refugees.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees notes that in 2016, 97,000 people received asylum in the United States.