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I have won a greencard, what's next? (from a Telegram post)

Congratulations on winning the Green Card! Here are the next steps:

☝️ IMPORTANT: • Winning does NOT guarantee to obtain the Green Card. • The process can take up to one and a half years.


1️⃣ Fill out the visa application form: DS-260 (https://ceac.state.gov/IV/Login.aspx).

2️⃣ Gather documents (https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/diversity-visa-program-entry/diversity-visa-if-you-are-selected/diversity-visa-prepare-supporting-documents.html) and translate them into English.

3️⃣ Medical examination • In a clinic accredited by the U.S. Embassy (http://moscow.iom.int/russian/rcontactus.html). • The cost (https://russia.iom.int/sites/g/files/tmzbdl1036/files/documents/health/vaccine-requirementsmay2022.pdf) depends on age.

4️⃣ Interview invitation • The interview takes place at the U.S. Embassy.

5️⃣ Interview • Bring your documents, medical examination results, a printout of the lottery page stating that you have been scheduled for an interview. • Family members should be present if they were included in the application. • Pay the consular fee of $330 for each person.

6️⃣ Immigrant visa issuance • If you pass the interview successfully, you will be granted a visa. • You must enter the U.S. within 6 months. • After receiving the visa, you need to pay a fee of $220 for the Green Card.


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