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The chances of winning a Green Card

Up to 40 % of all Green Card Lottery participants are disqualified due to errors in the application process. This is just one of the reasons why you should prefer to apply for the Green Card with the help of The American Dream's USA experts. We explain all the advantages of a Green Card agency.

Advantages of the leading Green Card agency

Your success in the Green Card Lottery stands and falls with your application in due form and time. Many participants have failed in this first important step towards obtaining a Green Card - either due to ignorance or unnecessary mistakes.

To guarantee your error-free Green Card application, The American Dream's government-licensed immigration consultants double-check your application documents and advise you personally before and after you win your Green Card.

Thanks to The American Dream's Green Card services, you can sit back, relax, and dream in peace about where you want to move to in the United States.

Infographic: Increase your Green Card chances with The American Dream

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. 

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Avoid mistakes in the Green Card Lottery

The self-made mistakes of Green Card Lottery participants cause up to 40 % of all applicants to be disqualified each year. In addition to formal errors and sloppy mistakes in the application, this is often due to non-compliant passport photos.

The problem is that the US authorities do not inform disqualified applicants whether and why they have been eliminated from the Green Card Lottery. As a result, many participants make the same mistakes year after year without even realizing it.

This is where The American Dream comes in:

The USA experts at The American Dream personally review each Green Card Lottery application multiple times to eliminate mistakes and get the most out of each application.

This allows us to guarantee each customer's participation in the Lottery on time and in the correct form. With 25 years of experience in US immigration, we are always at your side and happy to guide you through the entire Green Card process even after you have won.

Infographic: Winning a Green Card with The American Dream

Winner statistics from The American Dream

Once again, approximately 50 % of all Green Card winners from Germany participated with the help of The American Dream. You can find more information about our service under Services & Costs.

Doubled Green Card chances for families

Although multiple entries are not permitted in the Green Card Lottery, there is a clever trick for married couples: winning the Green Card Lottery entitles the spouse to a Green Card as well. Therefore, both partners can participate at the same time, thus doubling the chances of winning for the whole family.

Also, unmarried children under the age of 21 automatically acquire the right to a Green Card if one parent wins.


If the same person submits multiple applications within one Green Card Lottery cycle, they will be automatically disqualified.

Guaranteed participation and certification

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

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Government-licensed immigration consultants

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 immigration to the USA – and you can benefit from it!

All-around carefree service

Not only in the event of a win but also before and during the Green Card application process, our team is there for you and will assist you in word and deed with all Green Card questions.

Our skilled USA experts monitor the entire application process, take care of all the necessary formalities and notify you about the result of the Green Card Lottery.

Two application reviews

Our international Green Card team of USA experts personally double-check each incoming Green Card application before it is submitted to the US authorities.

Thanks to this dual verification and The American Dream's smart photo software, you are guaranteed to enter the Green Card Lottery.

If there are any questions or ambiguities, our team will contact you to verify the accuracy of the information and correct all errors.

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.

Convenient customer account

With The American Dream's handy customer account, you can keep track of your Green Card Lottery application at all times! As a registered customer, you enjoy the following advantages:

  • Keep an eye on your personal data at all times
  • Update your data with just a few clicks
  • Receive automatic notifications in case of incomplete data
  • Access important documents such as invoices or certificates of participation at any time
  • The payment process is simple and secure

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 of The American Dream gets access to the exclusive winner community, including a private Facebook group and the USA expat forum with over 50,000 contributions, serving as an in-depth knowledge database and archive that answers all questions involving immigration to the United States.

For many of our more than 21,000 winners, this community has been one of the most important sources of help on their way to the USA.

A special hotline with US immigration consultants also provides personal support for The American Dream's winners. We keep our fingers crossed for your Green Card win! For general questions about our services, please use our contact form.

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