Poland Green Card Lottery

Overview

Polish people have been immigrating to the US since the 1800s and even today, thousands of polish immigrants enter the US every year seeking employment, a better life and standard of living. Undoubtedly, America has so much to offer to the world in every regard, be it social equality or vast employment opportunities, America exemplifies economic opportunities and a better life. To find out more information about the Poland green card lottery eligibility and criteria, we highly recommend that you continue to read on.

Relationship between United States and Poland

From the beginning of the 1900s, the relationship between the USA and Poland has shifted considerably. This was the time of political and economic transformation in the EU. The mutual cooperation between these two countries is apparent through the membership of Poland in the European Community. This membership demonstrates the entire framework of trade and foreign direct investments in Poland. However, in terms of foreign direct investments, USA is surprisingly considered as the 4th biggest sender of capital to Poland.

Immigration between the US and Poland

In 1880, when America was transforming from an agricultural to an industrial and urban society, it opened its doors for all those who wanted to join hands in this big experiment which needed manpower heavily. This was the time when the big wave of polish immigrants set off, most of them belonging to southern, central and Eastern Europe. The initial big flow of polish immigrants was led by a Franciscan, which consisted of a group of 300 Upper Silesian peasants seeking a job v on the huge cotton plantations.

During and after World War II, the second wave of polish immigrants arrived to the Untied States. As Poland lost its independence due to Yalta conference resolutions and became part of the Soviet Block, the immigrants were mostly refugees rather than economic immigrants.

The third wave of immigration consisted of various groups of people who brought new and innovative ideas and expectations to the USA. Most of them could speak good English and had relatively good educational backgrounds. These people did not take long to adjust to the new life and conditions as compared to their predecessors. They wanted to live and work in the country and lead a successful professional life.

What is the green card lottery?

The green card lottery is an opportunity for people who wish to settle in the United States. The green card lottery is officially known as the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program. The green card lottery program enables 50,000 immigrant visas every year for countries with low immigration rates to the United States. The green card lottery program holds a policy according to which none of the visas are offered to people who come from countries that have sent more than 50,000 immigrants to the USA in the past five years. The lottery is held every year by the US Department of State and the winners are selected randomly from all qualified entries. The lottery comes with an opportunity to apply for a permanent residence visa and if the residence visa is granted by the authorities, the lucky individual will be allowed not only to work and live in the US permanently, but to have their spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21 join them and move permanently to the USA with them.

What is the processing fee?

The green card lottery does not require the applicants to pay any fees. Applicants can educate themselves on the exact requirements of the program and make sure by themselves that they submit a valid application that will not be disqualified. There are several agencies that offer assistance with the green card applications and charge certain fees for their service. Those agencies are not affiliated with the United States government and employ experienced immigration consultants who are familiar with the fine details of the process and will make sure that you submit a valid application with little effort from your part.

Can Polish apply on behalf of someone else?

Yes, polish people may apply on behalf of their relative or friend. There is no need for the person to be in the USA, neither are they required to sign the application form; the only information that is required regarding the applicant is their Full Name, Place of Birth, Date of Birth, Spouse and Children information, a correctly sized recent digital photo and postal address.

Criteria to Qualify To Enter Green Card Lottery

The applicant must be able to meet the following requirements in order to qualify to apply for a green card:

  • Claim nativity in an eligible country (Poland is eligible as of 2011)
  • Meet either the education or training requirements

If you are a Polish citizen, and you are looking to live & work permanently in the USA, then you are welcome to submit a green card application.

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