Diversity visa lottery program which is conducted by the US government, every year, makes available 50,000 immigrant visas to individuals from countries with low rates of immigration to America. There are certain eligibility requirements to be satisfied to enter the DV lottery program and not every entrant will get an immigrant visa.
The only way through which you can get to know whether you had won the lottery is through the entrant status check. Once you get to know that you had won the lottery, determine and confirm your eligibility for an immigrant visa. As the primary diversity visa applicant, you must possess a high school education certificate. You must have successfully completed a 12 year course of primary and secondary education. If not you must have a qualifying work experience for two years. Work experience will be considered under the provisions of the American law. If you wish to be eligible for an immigrant visa, you must have work experience for two years in the past five years. If you do not have the required educational qualification or the required work experience, you will not be eligible for an immigrant visa.
That is because you will not be able to find a suitable job in the United States when you enter America, without the required education and work experience. If you are found to be a public charge to the government of the United States, you may not be eligible to immigrate to America.
An applicant who gets a diversity visa will not be assisted by the United States, with respect to housing and getting employment opportunities. Moreover, if you are selected for an immigrant visa and before you are issued a visa, you must demonstrate that you will not become a public charge to America. To prove that you may provide evidence related to your personal assets showing that you have enough money to survive and the required job skills to find a job in the United States. You may also provide Form I-134, Affidavit of Support from your relative or friend who is in the United States or an employment offer letter from an American employer.
On submitting the required civil documents and undergoing the medical examination, you will be called for an interview at the US consulate or the US embassy, where your eligibility for an immigrant visa will be determined. Once you are found to be eligible, you will get an immigrant visa, valid for 6 months. You must enter the United States with that visa before 6 months and file a petition for permanent resident status in the United States. Once you enter the United States, you must look for a suitable job according to your qualification and work experience.
To find a job in the United States, you must prepare the required documentation such as identity and employment authorization, required to find employment opportunities. You will also require your Green Card to find a job. You can use your passport, with the temporary I-551 stamp as an evidence until you get your permanent resident card. Though there are jobs which do not require English-speaking ability, it is important to learn to speak and read English, as the job applications are in English with Spanish translation.
You must have a legibly printed resume, indicating the positions that you had held in your country of origin also showing references from your previous employers. As a legal immigrant, you may be able to look for any kind of job for which you are suitable, according to the Anti-Discrimination Law. But there are certain US jobs and jobs related to the US government for which a legal immigrant is ineligible and those jobs are only for the US citizens. You may also contact the Employment Development Departments of the American states which may help the new immigrants to find ways to get prospective jobs.