2017 Visa Lottery is Here!

The 2017 Visa Lottery Program is here again.  The online registration is now open and will remain open until Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST).

This program is administered annually and is geared towards attracting immigrants from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the U.S..  50,000 lucky applicants are selected through a lottery system and are given the opportunity to apply for green cards.   The program is free and the application is done online.  Some countries that have had high numbers of immigrants over the last 5 years are not eligible. (Eg. China, Canada, Brazil, etc.)

You can find out more about the 2017 Diversity Visa Lottery Program by clicking here.

Click here to see the Diversity Visa Lottery Instructions for 2017.

You can register online by clicking here.

Last year we were assisting an E-2 Client who applied for the Diversity Lottery and won! This client recently received a green card for the whole family.  One Visa Lottery tip.  Do not wait until the last few days to apply as the system is significantly slower.  If you apply on the last day, you run the risk of not being able to complete your application.

For more practical or legal advice contact Scott Legal, P.C.. We offer services in a number of business areas including, Immigration, New Business set up, Contract review and development and entrepreneurial support. Call 212-223-2964 or email info@legalservicesincorporated.com for a consultation.


  1. Sami karim October 18, 2015 7:11 pm

    If i apply for E2 apart from my wife and kids can i bring along
    my mother to USA, who is a recent widow and now depended on me

    • IanScott October 18, 2015 7:18 pm

      Thank you for contacting us. An E-2 investor or Employee visa permits you to bring your spouse and minor children to the U.S. but does not allow for parents. Kind regards,


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