UAE & The Green Card Lottery
USA attracts a lot of immigrants throughout the world due
to its diverse culture and acceptance of the people from
different regions. You can win a residence visa to the US,
to live and work there by winning the Green Card Lottery, it's as easy
as it sounds, read further for more details about the green card lottery !
What is the Green Card Lottery?
To ease matters for the potential immigrants, the Department of
State implemented the Green Card Lottery, officially known as
Diversity Visa Program granting 55,000 residence visas each year
to the people from eligible countries.
The program provides an equal chance for all eligible people to
apply for the green card which allows winners to live and work
permanently in the US.
The selection of people is done by computers which randomly
pick the people who pass all the eligibility requirements
and completed a valid application.
These people are from the countries with an immigration rate
to the US lower than the set benchmark.
This can be your chance to win a lifetime visa to the US.
Eligibility of UAE for the Green Card Program
The countries that have sent more than 50,000 immigrants
to the US in the last five years are ineligible to apply,
but since you are from UAE, you come under the list of
countries eligible to apply for the Green Card Lottery and
win a permanent residence in the US. Any native of the
United Arab Emirates will also be allowed to bring their
spouse and any unmarried children under the age of 21 to
the United States. In October, the US Department of State
officially open the lottery for applications for a period
of 1 month during which all applications must be received.
30 Citizens of the UAE won permanent immigrant visas in
the year 2010, through the Diversity Visa Program.
Those UAE citizens were given the option to live and work
permanently in the US. This year the opportunity to gain
a permanent resident status with a green card in the US can be yours!
Non Immigrant Visa Alternatives
There are many other ways you can gain access to visit the
US on a non-immigrant type of visa.
There are visas for student exchange for study purposes,
temporary work visas, journalist, business, tourism, or
for training reasons. These visas are generally for a shorter
period of time than immigrant visas.
The Relationship between UAE and USA
United Arab Emirates (UAE) and USA are reliable allies with
shared security and economic interests.
These countries maintain a friendly relation and this
relation developed strongly after the American-led coalition's
campaign to end the Iraqi operation in Kuwait. The US was the
third country to establish formal diplomatic relations with the
UAE and has had an ambassador resident in the UAE since 1974.
Immigration from UAE to the USA
The first Arabs to immigrate to the US were believed to accompany
the Spanish in the 15th century. Arabs did not start immigrating
to the US in significant numbers till 19th century.
A large number of Arabs immigrated to the US during the period
of 1870-1924, and 90 percent professing Christianity as opposed
to only 40 percent in the second wave.
Arabic Communities in the USA
Arabs make up roughly 1.2 percent of the overall US population.
Approximately 94 percent of all Arab immigrants live in metropolitan
areas. Almost all Arab Americans live in or around just three cities:
New York, Los Angeles and Detroit.
So, what are you waiting for?
Apply for the Green Card Lottery now, and make your dream to live and work
in the US a reality.