Friday, January 29, 2010

USA: DV-2011 green card lottery to start soon

Starting on 2 October 2009, the United States will begin accepting applications for the Diversity Visa 2011 Lottery, otherwise known as the Green Card Lottery.

For those who wish to live and work in the United States, the Green Card Lottery is a good opportunity as it does not require a sponsor such as a family member or employer. The application deadline is 30 November 2009.

Every Green Card Lottery applicant must have at least a high school education or its equivalent, or  within the last five years have had two years of work experience in an occupation which requires at least two years of training or experience.

Both spouses may submit separate applications which can improve their chances of being selected.

Applying for the Green Card Lottery does not require the services of a migration agent or immigration lawyer. However, it is very important to have all of the details submitted correctly on your application, such as the format of the digital portrait of the applicants.

For a small fee, can help you make sure your application is in order. We have a US qualified lawyer on hand for added peace of mind when putting your application together. If you would like to use our services, please see if you qualify today.

The list of eligible of Countries is likely to be similar to last year's list. However, full details are yet to be announced.


The entry registration period for DV-2011 is now over and all submission processing has stopped.

Please click this link for additional information on the Diversity Immigrant Visa program.

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2011 Entrant Status Check

Please check back at this link http:// on or after July 1, 2010 for Entrants who applied for DV-2011

2010 Entrant Status Check

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140 colleges suspended over immigration UK

Inspectors have suspended 140 colleges and shut down 15 in the past six months under new immigration rules, the Government said today.

Since last March, all education institutions which want to bring non-EU students into the country need to be approved by the UK Border Agency and granted a "tier four" licence.

Security minister Lord West of Spithead said a previous list held by the former Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills had a record of 4,000 colleges that regularly had foreign students but the official list now stood at 2,000.

Lord West told peers at question time: "In the last six months we have carried out around 600 inspections, suspending 140 and revoking 15 tier four licences."

But Tory Lord Naseby demanded: "Why is it still so easy for these bogus colleges to operate and bring in illegal immigrants?"

Lord West replied: "I don't accept that we have not got a handle on these various colleges."

He added: "We have a team that go and inspect them. They look at whole areas of the quality of the courses they are doing, we make sure they are aware of what they have to do in terms of if students leave that college where they go.

"There have been bogus ones but we are taking enforcement action."

He said a report into the tier four issue ordered by Gordon Brown in November last year would report back "shortly".

UKIP leader Lord Pearson of Rannoch asked: "Is there any truth in the suggestion that of the 66,000 people who came to this country from Pakistan in the nine months to last September, only 29 were interviewed by British immigration officials and the rest by contracted interviewers in Pakistan or elsewhere?"

Lord West replied: "The system is very much that we look at documentation before any of the people come in to give their biometrics and when we have looked at that documentation we assess whether we need to talk to and have a face-to-face interview. We are actually very content that we are achieving good results."


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