DV-2011 green card lottery, begins on October 2, 2009

The U.S. State Department has officially released information about this year’s DV-2011 green card lottery, which begins on October 2, 2009. Don’t wait too long and sign on the registration process by reading through this year’s instructions. For those of you who were curious, the DV-2011 list of ineligible countries remains the same as last year:
* Brazil
* Canada
* China (mainland-born)
* Colombia
* Dominican Republic
* Ecuador
* El Salvador
* Guatemala
* Haiti
* India
* Jamaica
* Mexico
* Pakistan
* Philippines
* Peru
* Poland
* Russia
* South Korea
* United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories
* Vietnam
* Persons born in Hong Kong, SAR, Macau SAR and Taiwan ARE eligible
Click here for info and the official site

Jennfier Macfayden writes an excellent Blog about Immigration at www.about.com, she opened up a worldwide survey as to why or why not one should apply for the lottery. Here is a reader’s comment:

Maybe you don’t know what it means to be in the USA. It’s a blessed nation despite what you may think, because you are there, taking things for granted like having clean water, good roads and plenty of food. I would like to have a green card to work and change my life in America. I will keep playing. That’s all I can do.

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