Try the visa lottery
Thank you for your question. Yes, the Diversity Visa Lottery does still exist; in fact, registration for the 2015 Diversity Visa Programme began at noon on October 1, 2013 and ends at noon on November 2, 2013.
As you may or may not already know, the Diversity Visa Programme, often called the “green card lottery”, is an annual diversity immigration programme that makes available by random selection upwards of 50,000 immigrant visas to people from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States. Currently, Trinidad and Tobago is one of those countries.
Eligibility to apply for this programme is determined by a person’s place of birth, not citizenship. For details on eligibility and to officially enter the Diversity Visa Lottery, you can submit an application via http://www.dvlottery.state.gov.
Keep in mind that there is no fee to enter the Diversity Visa Lottery. DV lottery winners will only pay fees at the US Embassy at the time of their interviews. In other words, there is no need to pay anyone to apply for you, and you should think carefully before trusting strange companies or people with your personal information.
Once you have successfully submitted your online application by the deadline, make sure to save your confirmation number. It cannot be replaced or recovered, and without it, you will be unable to determine if you are a Diversity Visa winner.
The only way to determine if you have been selected as a Diversity Visa winner is to visit our website and input your confirmation number into Entrant Status Check. This function will become available on May 1, 2014, and remain open through June 30, 2015.
Please remember that only one entry per person is allowed.