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Apply for the Diversity Lottery Starting 10/02/2009!

Today the Department of State announced the application period for the fiscal year 2011 diversity lottery, which will run from 10/02/2009 at noon (EST) to 11/30/2009 at noon (EST). The diversity lottery is an annual lottery that allows individuals from countries with low immigration to the U.S. to compete for 55,000 diversity visas. If selected, the individual is permitted to seek lawful permanent residence (green card status). Please see http://www.travel.state.gov/pdf/DV-2011instructions.pdf for detailed information about the diversity lottery program and online application.