Will I automatically receive a Green Card if I am selected as a winner of the DV-Lottery?

According to USAFIS, If you are randomly selected as a “winner” of the Diversity Visa (Green Card) Lottery, this does NOT mean that you will “automatically” be issued a Diversity Visa or a Green Card, but it does mean that you have been chosen out of millions of DV-Lottery participants for the opportunity to apply for one of the 50,000 Diversity Visas authorized to be issued each year. It is very important to know the exact deadline for green card application.

After being selected as a DV-Lottery winner, you must next submit some forms to the U.S. State Department’s Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) so that the Consular Interview can be scheduled at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in your country, USAFIS team has learned.

If you and your family complete the Consular Interview stage successfully and are approved for immigration to the United States as new U.S. permanent residents, a Diversity Visa will be stamped in each family member’s passport to authorize entry into the United States.

You will also need to pay a fee to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agency so that you can be issued the hard plastic U.S. Permanent Resident Card (“Green Card”)