ARMENIANS CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE 2008 DIVERSITY VISA LOTTERY PROGRAM
[02:51 pm] 20 September, 2006
Applicants are encouraged to apply early in the two-month registration
Washington — Registration for the United States’ 2008 Diversity
Visa Lottery program (DV-2008) will be held October 4 to December 3,
the State Department announced September 19.
Applicants whose names are selected randomly will be eligible to
apply for one of 50,000 permanent resident visas made available
annually to persons from countries with low rates of immigration to
the United States.
The 2008 lottery will mark the fourth year in which the registration
process has been conducted entirely via the Internet. Persons
seeking to enter the lottery program must register online through
the designated Web site (), and digital photos
must be submitted with the registration form. Paper entries will not
be accepted, according to the DV-2008 instructions.
Natives of the some countries are not eligible to apply because
those nations sent a total of more than 50,000 immigrants to the
United States over the previous five years: Brazil, Canada, China
(mainland-born), Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti,
India, Jamaica, Mexico, Pakistan, the Philippines, Peru, Poland,
Russia, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its
dependent territories, and Vietnam. Persons born in Hong Kong SAR,
Macau SAR and Taiwan are eligible.
Registration is free. The State Department will notify winning entrants
for the 2008 lottery by mail between May 2007 and July 2007.