Recently the US immigration authorities announced that due to a computer error, the results of the 2012 Green Card Lottery are not valid and a new selection process will be conducted based on the original entries for the 2012 program.
With over 20,000,000 applicants in 2010, the American Green Card Lottery program is a very popular worldwide immigration opportunity, and with 55,000 new Permanent visa permits allocated each year the Green Card Lottery or the Diversity Visa program is a valid and feasible chance to people all over the world seeking a new life and a better future in America.
Due to a computer coding error the selection process did not represent a fair, random selection of entrants, as required by U.S. law.
A new selection process will be conducted based on the original entries for the 2012 program. All submitted applications will be included in the new selection lottery.
The Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Visa Services at the U.S. Department of State,
Mr. David Donahue expressed his sincere apology on behalf of the U.S state department for this unfortunate computer error that caused the selection process to be not valid because it did not represent a fair, random selection of entrants as required by U.S. law.
Because this problem unfairly disadvantaged many Diversity Visa Lottery entrants, The US Government will conduct a new, random selection. The new selection will be based on the original entries. If you submitted a qualified entry in 2010 between October 5 and November 3, you do not need to re-apply. Your confirmation number to check results on this website is still valid.
To see the full notice from the U.S immigration authorities please click here
USAGC professional team will keep a close eye on this matter and we will update our valued customers if there will be additional updates regarding this issue.
Best Regards and good luck.
USAGC official representative
The USAGC Organization