Mark A Ivener, A Law Corporation

Category: Lottery

State Dept. Releases DV-2017 Results

The Department of State’s Visa Bulletin for July 2016 includes the diversity visa lottery 2017 (DV-2017) results. The bulletin notes that the Kentucky Consular Center in Williamsburg, Kentucky, has registered and notified the winners of the DV-2017 diversity lottery. Approximately 83,910 applicants have been registered and notified and may now apply for an immigrant visa.… Read More

H-1B Powerball?

Last month the country was in a frenzy when the Powerball Lottery jackpot reached $1.6 billion and thousands of people throughout the country lined up at gas stations and convenience stores to spend whatever spare money they could spare for a chance at a life of riches. How strange it must to observers from overseas… Read More

Registration Opens for Diversity Visa 2017 Program

The 2017 diversity visa (DV) program opened for electronic registrations opened on October 1, 2015, and closes at noon, eastern time, Tuesday, November 3, 2015. For DV-2017, natives of the following countries are not eligible to apply, because more than 50,000 natives of these countries immigrated to the United States in the previous five years:… Read More

USCIS Completes Lottery for H-1B Cap

On April 13th USCIS completed the H-1B lottery, the random selection process used to meet the annual H-1B cap. Last week USCIS announced they had received more than the 65,000 general category petitions allowed under the cap and more than the 20,000 petitions allowed under the advanced degree exemption. In fact, USCIS received nearly 233,000… Read More

State Dept. Releases Instructions on Applying for DV-2016 Program

On September 24, 2014, the Department of State (DOS) released instructions on how to apply for the diversity visa (DV) 2016 program. Entries for the DV-2016 DV program must be submitted electronically at by noon EST (GMT-5), Monday, November 3, 2014. The agency warned: “Do not wait until the last week of the registration… Read More