The Permanent Resident (green card) Diversity Lottery will begin on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017. This may be the last time the lottery since there are proposals to end the program. Many Yalies have won in the past - here's how to apply. Unfortunately OISS cannot advise on the application; Some prefer to do the application on their own - and others prefer to use an immigration attorney. Be warned there is a lot of fraud - people trying to take your money or ID. Please note that the application itself is absolutely free. Please contact OISS if you suspect fraud.