I know this question has probably been asked more than once but I am hoping to find someone who can assist me with some advice/information about the processing of the Green Card through the DV Lottery.
I am an Australian and have just received notice that I have been selected for further processing for the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program for 2017.
I can see the process starts with filling out a DS-260 application and then going to an Interview. My questions relate to the Green Card itself and its activation.
1. I thought I read somewhere that if you get it you do not need to go straight away but have a couple of years to enter the US on this Visa?
2. Do I have a green card for life or does it expire?
3. Do I need to find a job before I go? If I go without a job, am I permitted to work on a casual basis outside my nominated industry until I find employment.
Any other tips would be helpful.