Only certain occupations qualify for the DV program. To find the occupations that qualify for the DV green card lottery, follow these steps:
- Go to the Department of Labor O*Net OnLine website.
- Click on "Find Occupations."
- Select one of the occupation groupings from the "Job Family" drop-down menu. (If you're unsure which occupation grouping your job falls into, you can select "All Categories" to see the complete list.) Click "Go."
- Choose one of the occupations from the list and click on its link.
- Click on the "Job Zone" link.
Does your occupation meet the requirements? It must be designated as Job Zone Four or Job Zone Five with a Specific Vocational Preparation (SVP) range of 7.0 or higher to be eligible for the DV green card lottery.
Source: U.S. Department of State