New Online Service Aims to Eliminate Green Card Lottery Scams
for the green card lottery application.
Palo Alto, Calif. – October 20, 2009 – Every year millions of people submit their application to the Diversity Immigrant Visa program, also
known as the green card lottery – more than 13 million applied last year.
Submitting the application is free, but the process is complicated by stringent photo requirements. The applicant must submit a digital passport photo that adheres to various specifications, such as a minimal color depth (24-bit) and resolution (150 dpi).
The complex requirements have generated a market for services offering submission to the green card lottery at a hefty price of $50-$150. In many cases, such services use misleading and illegal techniques to acquire customers (for more information, see the FTC’s Consumer Alert at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt003.shtm). The government’s forms are simple, and the application is free, but nevertheless
people have turned to these services due to the stringent photo
eGreenCardPhoto.com is a new online service that enables anyone to create a fully compliant digital photo for the green card lottery. The service is 100% free, and is sponsored by ePassportPhoto.com, the
leader in online passport photos which has served millions of customers since 2005. By following three simple steps, eGreenCardPhoto.com makes it easy and
free for anyone to apply to the green card lottery while avoiding the green card lottery submission services, often known as green card lottery scams