DV-2015 Green Card Requirements
The requirements for entering the Official Green Card Lottery program are very simple but strict:
You must be born in an eligible country
(if your birth country does not qualify, you can still apply if your spouse or parents are from an eligible country)
You must have High School education OR Two years of work experience.
The work experience should be in an occupation that fits the requirements of the US state department.
For more details please continue reading below:
To enter the green card lottery you must be a native of one of the Eligible Countries For Diversity Visa Lottery.
If your country is one of the few countries that are not eligible, you may still qualify
by applying with a different country than your country of birth.
This can be done based on the country of birth of one of your parents or your spouse.
The green card regulations say the following:
If your spouse was born in a country which is eligible,
you can claim the spouse's country of birth providing that
both the applicant and spouse are issued visas and enter the U.S. at the same time.
If one of your parents was born in an eligible country or they resided there at the time of your birth,
you can apply under your parents' country of birth.
High school education OR work experience
To enter the green card lottery, the US department of state requires
that the applicant completed High School Education OR its Equivalent.
This is defined in the United States as successful completion
of a 12-year course of elementary and secondary education;
Two Years Of Work Experience within the last five years
in an occupation that requires at least two years of training or experience to perform.
The following occupation list represents the
United States State Department's list of occupations requiring at least
two years of training or experience for the Diversity Visa Lottery.