Diversity lottery and ESTA

New YIqx31
Nov 2 7 Comments

Can applying to the diversity lottery (aka green card lottery) result in a rejection of an ESTA application? Or can it cause problems at the airport when entering the US?
ESTA is for tourists so clearly a non immigrant visa, while the lottery shows possible intent for immigration.
So is it safe to enter the diversity lottery and later visit USA as a tourist?


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TOP 7 Comments
  • Dropbox / Eng dedes
    They don't give a shit.
    Nov 2 0
  • Travelport / Eng buttnpushr
    Nope. Applying to dv lottery is completely separate from the rest of the immigration crap. If your country qualifies you can apply without consequence
    Nov 2 4
    • LinkedIn / Eng igotb&
      Let’s be real. Almost none of the tech immigrants are gonna qualify.
      Nov 2
    • Travelport / Eng buttnpushr
      Nov 2
    • EPAM Systems gifnYebd
      LinkedIn did you just imply almost all of the tech immigrants are Indian? This is what the unrestricted H1b has gotten us. There should have been a country cap on it.
      Nov 2
    • Travelport / Eng buttnpushr
      H1B was supposed to be for temporarily filling high skilled labor positions for which country caps wouldn't make sense. GC is another matter for which there are caps kind of
      Nov 2
  • Tesla elonotoday
    Did you actually win it?
    You can’t do adjustment of status if you entered using ESTA.
    Nov 2 0


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