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Winning a Green Card: Who else gets lucky?

24/02/2017

As the saying goes, happiness is the only thing that doubles if shared! And the same goes for luck in the Green Card Lottery! Those who win have already managed the first big step in making the USA their new home! Nobody, however, wants to leave their family behind. Who actually profits when a Green Card is won? How does this win open new doors to the land of opportunity and for whom? We have summarized the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions our Green Card experts are frequently asked: 

You would like to move to the USA, but not without your family?

Or you would like to have your family join you in the USA? Those who win the Green Card can share their luck with others! Your children would like to work or study in the USA? Winning a Green Card makes it easy: when you win, your children win too! All unmarried children under the age of 21 will benefit from your Green Card Luck! 

Luck doubles if you share it, right?

It sure does, so don’t miss your chance and register your spouse for the lottery at the same time. If your spouse wins, then the other automatically wins as well. Were you not married when your application was submitted, that is, you got married after your application was sent? That is also not a problem. As long as you marry before the consulate appointment, your better half can still come with you. 

Was your child born after the interview appointment?

All important information concerning this topic has been clearly summarized in our article, “When a child is born to parents who already have Green Cards” – take a look! Even children over the age of 21 or your  siblings can get a slice of your Green Card lucky pie! Our Legal Consultant Alexandra Goodwin is our expert for family-based visas and would be more than glad to provide you with information and guide you through the family-based application process. 

DV-18 Green Card participants must have a little patience as they wait for the results of the Green Card Lottery to be announced in mid-Mai 2017. Until then all we can do is practice patience and cross our fingers! There is the current Green Card Lottery DV-19 for those whose names are not yet in the pot or missed applying for the DV-18! Take advantage of the chance to win double and soon you and your better half will have something to celebrate together! The whole team from The American Dream wishes you the best of luck!

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