Irish Network USA Encourages Eligible Members to Apply for Diversity Visa Lottery
We are grateful to the Emerald Isle Immigration Center (EIIC) for making Irish Network USA aware of the opportunity for eligible members to apply for the Diversity Visa Lottery by the US Department of State. Earlier this month the annual diversity lottery registration and application period opened for those who are eligible to apply for a green card to reside permanently in the United States. Applications are only accepted online and must be submitted by November 3, 2014.
“The green card lottery is a yearly opportunity for qualified applicants who are legally in the United States or overseas to attain permanent resident status here with no strings attached,” said John A. Stahl, EIIC’s Immigration Legal Services Director. In warning applicants of potential online scams promising favorable application processing in return for a fee Stahl offered that “there is no fee to apply and there is only one official website to register.”
While only 100,000 applications out of an estimated 8-10 million entries will be selected and given the chance to apply for permanent residency, Siobhan Dennehy, Executive Director of the EIIC reminds those eligible that “the DV Lottery is one of the few ways that exist to apply for a green card. Despite the low allocation of green cards to Ireland, it is worth the effort, if you really do want a long term option to stay legally in America.”
“Irish Network USA puts great effort into providing support and programming that appeals to every segment of our diverse and inclusive membership,” stated Steve Lenox, President of Irish Network USA. “The Emerald Isle Immigration Center, and their sister organizations within the Coalition of Irish Immigration Centers across the US, have proven to be an invaluable resource to countless INUSA members, and we are proud to support their efforts to make sure that every eligible Irish person now residing in the US has the opportunity to avail themselves of this application process.
For further information about Irish Centers in the US providing free assistance with the DV Lottery Application please visit the Coalition of Irish Immigration Centers online.