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The U.S. State Department on Wednesday said that it will officially open registration for the Diversity Visa Program for Fiscal Year 2022 (DV-2022), also known as the visa lottery.

This follows an earlier suspensions by the Trump administration which also halted processing requests from green card applicants already living in the country.

Foreigners who are interested in settling legally to the United States, must submit their applications electronically beginning next Wednesday, Oct. 7, at noon and until Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020.

The program will provide 55,000 permanent resident cards or green cards in 2022 for foreigners who lack U.S. sponsors to come to America

The Diversity Visa program provides permanent resident visas to foreign citizens in countries with low immigration rates to the United States in the previous five years

Applications must be submitted only through the site https://dvprogram.state.gov.

The winners will be drawn from random selection and there is no cost to register.

For the DV-2021, the program received 6,741,128 qualified entries from around the world — or 11,830,707 foreign nationals including family members or “derivatives” of principal applicants. Egypt, Iran, Russia and Algeria won the most immigrant visas.

Applicants must meet simple but strict eligibility requirements to qualify, according to the State Department, which distributes the green cards among six geographical regions, from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States.