Employees should first check with their departments to ensure sponsorship, and then they should contact an International Services representative to further inquire about the process.
Note: Employee’s must be on a regular position in order
to qualify for permanent residency (e.g. Postdoc’s do not qualify under
GREEN CARD HOLDER OBLIGATIONS
GREEN CARD MAY BE REVOKED IF:
IMPORTANT INFORMATION - GREEN CARD LOTTERY
The Office of International Services at Brookhaven Lab would like to inform all foreign nationals and interested members of the Lab community about the US Department of State’s Diversity Visa Lottery program. This annual program makes permanent resident visas (green cards) available to persons who fit certain eligibility requirements through a computer-generated, random drawing method. On an annual basis, this program allocates up to 50,000 “diversity lottery” visas, drawn from random selection, to persons from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States.
For fiscal year 2016, natives of the following countries are not eligible to apply because the countries sent a total of more than 50,000 immigrants to the United States in the previous five years:
Persons born in Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR and Taiwan are eligible to apply.
The application period—for the 2016 DV Lottery program—starts on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at noon eastern daylight time (EDT) and continues until Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 at noon eastern standard time (EST). For more information, read the State Department's Diversity 2016 Instructions or contact the Office of International Services at email@example.com.
Last Modified: September 25, 2014