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The chances of winning a Green Card

The Green Card experts at The American Dream have been dedicated to making your dreams come true for 25 years! Thanks to the Green Card Lottery, 55,000 people are granted permanent residency and work permits in the United States every year. And the chances of winning are particularly high at the moment – especially if you participate via The American Dream.

Learn more and win a Green Card with us!

Chances of winning the Green Card Lottery

According to our long-term in-house analyses, the chances of winning a Green Card are currently about 1:25 to 1:75 (depending on the region you live in) – for Europeans, most recently about 1:45. This means that approximately every 45th participant actually wins a Green Card.

Since Green Card applications must be submitted online only, the overall number of applicants worldwide has declined. Another significant drop in applications was caused by the passport regulation that came into effect in 2019. This will also have a positive impact on your chances of winning one of the much sought-after Green Cards in the Europe region. Less "competition" means greater chances of success!

Infographic: Increase your Green Card chances with The American Dream

Additional advantages thanks to a Green Card service

However, you can actively further increase your chances of winning!

Did you know that around 40% of all applicants are usually disqualified by the US authorities due to simple formal mistakes? Mainly passport photos that do not comply with the requirements often lead to disqualification from the Green Card Lottery. In case of disqualification by the US authorities, the eliminated participants do not even receive a message that they have been excluded from the lottery. Therefore, many applicants participate year after year without knowing that their documents are faulty and that they cannot win.

This is where The American Dream comes in:

If you use the service of The American Dream, you will definitely not be one of the unfortunate 40%! With us, your participation in the Green Card Lottery is guaranteed.

Our specialized staff will double-check your application thoroughly, submit it in due form and time, and is always available to answer any questions you may have. You can lean back, relax, and start dreaming about your life in the USA.

The statistics prove us right. About one-half of all lucky lottery winners from Germany have made use of the service of The American Dream – a good enough reason to participate with our help!

All benefits at a glance:

You can find more information about our service under Services & Fees.

Infographic: Winning a Green Card with The American Dream

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Families can double their Green Card chances

According to current rules, only one Green Card application per person and lottery/year is allowed. Multiple applications for the same person are not possible and will result in an automatic disqualification.

However, there is another way to increase the chances of winning for married couples. As spouses of Green Card winners are automatically eligible for a Green Card, too, both partners can apply and thus double the chances of winning (double chance)!

In case of a win, your children will also be granted the right to a Green Card, providing they are younger than 21 years – if one person wins, everybody wins!

By the way: You and your partner do not have to be married when you submit your application. You still have about six months’ time after you receive the winning notification. If you then marry or have a child, the new family members will automatically be eligible for a Green Card as well.

Our service in detail

What other reasons are there for applying to the US Green Card Lottery via The American Dream? The following provides you with all the important information in detail:

Government-Licensed immigration advisers

The staff at The American Dream are government-licensed emigration consultants in accordance with the German Emigrant Protection Act (§1 from the March 12th, 2013 version).

Founded in 1996 in Berlin, our Green Card Agency can look back on more than 20 years of experience in the area of Green Cards and immigrating to the USA – and you can benefit from it!

Government-Licensed emigration consultants since 1996

Guranteed participation and certification

We guarantee your participation in the US Green Card Lottery! Every application will be carefully and manually double-checked by our qualified staff. After submitting your Green Card application to the US authorities in due form and time, we will send you a written certificate from us confirming your participation in the Green Card Lottery. Of course, you will also be notified about the result.

All-around carefree service

Our team is there for you, not only when you win but also before and during the application process. We will advise and assist you in all Green Card matters. You can reach us daily via telephone, e-mail, or online chat – even on Sundays and public holidays.

  • Mon - Fri 8.00 am - 20.00 pm

  • Sat - Sun 9.00 am - 6.00 pm

Convenient customer account

Simpler, faster, easier - with the convenient The American Dream customer account, you can keep track of your Green Card Lottery application at all times! As a registered customer, you enjoy the following benefits:

  • Personal data always at a glance
  • Updating data with just a few clicks
  • Automatic notification in case of incomplete data
  • Important documents such as invoices or certificate of participation always available
  • Simple and secure payment process

Intelligent Photo-Tool

Taking a photo that meets the technical and formal requirements of the Green Card Lottery is not easy. Many participants fail at this step, as even minor deviations from the specifications of the US authorities lead to disqualification.

That's why The American Dream has developed the new, user-friendly Green Card Lottery Photo-Tool. This software integrated into the application process, automatically ...

  • … removes the photo background
  • … adjusts the size of the photo
  • … checks the correct head size and position
  • … controls the image resolution

After submitting your photo and data, your application will be checked again manually by our Green Card experts.

In contrast to participating directly on the US government's website, you will have absolute certainty that you are submitting a Green Card photo that is correct in form.

Two application reviews

Our Green Card team will personally review each application and double-check each photo twice before your Green Card application is submitted to the US authorities. If any questions arise on our part or if there are any ambiguities, our Green Card team will contact you and go through the application with you again to make sure that all the data will be accurate.

Each submitted photo will be individually checked for correctness by our staff. The same applies here: twice the control is twice as good. If your photos do not meet the requirements, our team will contact you personally and will be happy to advise you.

Registration all year round

As opposed to the official timeframe set by the US authorities of 30 days a year on average, The American Dream enables you to register for the Green Card Lottery all year round.

The following applies:

  • The earlier you register, the cheaper your participation in the Green Card Lottery will be.

  • After the registration, you can sit back and relax because we guarantee that your Green Card application will be submitted to the US authorities in due form and time.

Exclusive guide and information for winners

We will continue to be there for you even after you have won! In addition to a 56-page winner's guide with helpful tips and detailed information on the subsequent Green Card process, all our Green Card winners receive exclusive access to our web-based information center for winners.

In addition, every winner receives access to The American Dream's exclusive winners' forum with more than 50,000 posts on everything related to "Green Cards" and "Immigration to the USA." For many of our nearly 20,000 winners, this forum has been one of the most important sources of information on their way to the United States. The numerous winners' meetings were also planned via this exclusive forum.

Any questions left? Our team of experts is here for you! Feel free to get in touch at any time via our contact form.

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