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Hi Ajay,

Thank you for your expertise on immigration issue for the public.
The company I'm working for is planning to apply an H1b visa for me in
the coming months. Currently, I've learned I also am eligible for the green
card lottery. My question is will entering the green card lottery in anyway
effect the process of my H1b application in the government system after
submitting the application? The submission of the H1b application will be
a month after the lottery deadline which ends at beginning of November.
Thanks for your help!

Sean

Answer
Hi,

The green card lottery is totally independent of the H visa category. In addition, H visa category is a dual-intent visa, and thus allows for intention to immigrate to the U.S. even though it is technically a non-immigrant visa category. There will be no problem in applying for H1B after applying for the green card lottery (also known as the diversity visa lottery).

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Ajay K. Arora

Expertise

I can answer your questions on employment and family-based U.S. Immigration Law. Expertise in various immigration categories includes the following: H-1B, L-1, O-1, PERM (labor certification), EB-1 to EB-3 I-140 employment-based immigrant petitions, family or fiance(e) or spousal sponsorship, visa extension or change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization (citizenship), etc.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) full member since 1995.

Education/Credentials
Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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