The number of people you want to reach deer to have a better life, a better job, a better quality. However, making this famous ‘American dream’ a reality is not so simple, because to achieve it you need to have a famous ‘Green Card’ a document that will allow you to be in the neighboring country legally, live there and work without problems.
Also known as Green card, the residence visa gives its holder permission to live and work in the United States legally and permanently. It is, in short, an identification card for migrants living in that country.
Requirements to obtain a residence visa in the United States
Not everyone can apply to get a residence visa, each person’s application varies depending on their individual situation, because you must be in one of the following categories to do so:
– Through a family member (having family ties to US citizens)
– Through a job
– Special immigrant
– By Refugee or Asylum Status
– Victims of human trafficking or abuse
– Selected in the visa lottery
– If you have lived in the United States since before January 1, 1972
Regardless of the category you are in, you must fill in its respective form, the Government will determine whether the immigrant’s petition is approved, if approved, you will move to the ‘next’ step, where you will appear for an appointment to have biometric data, fingerprints, photos and signatures taken. You will attend an interview and finally receive a decision on your application.
When does the visa lottery start?
The United States Government has launched calls for people from all over the world to get their permanent visas, an activity known as the “visa lottery.” The drawing to select the beneficiaries will be held in 2024, and the winners can start their process for the procedure one year after being notified.
Although this is a unique opportunity, not all countries can participate in this Visa Lottery, because it is designed for countries with a low immigration rate. USA, Therefore, people who are natives of countries such as: Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, India, Mexico, Philippines, Venezuela, United Kingdom and Vietnam, etc., cannot apply.