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 would like to inform all foreign nationals and interested members of the BNL community of 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 2015, 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:
The next application period for DV 2015 will start on October 1, 2013 (12noon EDT) until November 2, 2013 (12 noon EDT). For more information, go to: http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/types/types_1318.html
Last Modified: February 12, 2014