750,000 Egyptians applied for US green card lottery in 2016

Around 750,000 Egyptians applied for the US green card lottery in 2016, the US consul general in Cairo stated on Tuesday.

In a press meeting, Sean Murphy added that so far this year 3,200 applicants had received the permit and travelled to the US.

The US consul general stated that Egypt’s share in the US’s green card lottery is 3,500 places each year.

He added that the lottery for 2017 was open to applicants from 4 October to 7 November.

The visa allotted to the winners covers the whole family, including minors under 21 years old.

Applications are submitted electronically through the website of the US embassy in Cairo.

Source: Ahram Online

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