From Wednesday 2 October it is possible to apply for the American DV-2021 lottery; applications may be submitted until November 5, as reported on the US Embassy's Facebook page in Tirana.
Historically Albania has been one of the countries with the highest percentage of the "American dream" in relation to the population: in fact, only for the last edition of the American lottery (2020), 3603 Albanian candidates, lower number in Europe, were selected only to Russia (5118) which however has a total population of 140 millions of people compared to the 2,9 of Albania.
By far less interest in the "American dream" in other Western Balkan countries: 260 candidates selected from Kosovo, 249 from Macedonia and only 35 from Montenegro.
The embassy statement
"Applications for the DV-2021 lottery program can be submitted by 18: 00 of 2 October at 17: 00 of 5 November. Continue to follow us on Facebook for advice on completing your application.
Our first suggestion is to open our website and read the instructions for this year. They are translated into Albanian! You can find it all here."- reads the US embassy post.
The American lottery
The American lottery offers a green card for winners that allows you to move to the United States and look for work. For this reason it represents the most concrete opportunity and also the easiest way, for those wishing to change their life and live their American dream.
Every year the United States Congress makes 50.000 Green Cards available, which are extracted from countries that historically have a low rate of emigrants to the USA. In fact, the purpose of the program, as can be seen from the name "Diversity Visa" (DV), is precisely to get people of various nationalities to the United States and to further enrich an already profoundly multi-ethnic society.
To make this happen, every year countries that have sent more than 5 in 50.000 years are excluded: for example, Chinese, Canadian, Mexican, English, etc. cannot participate.