The Permanent Resident (green card) Diversity Lottery will begin on Tuesday October 4th 2016 and end at noon on Monday November 7th. Many Yalies have won in the past - here’s how to apply. Unfortunately OISS cannot advise on the application; some Yalies manage to do it on their own and some hire a lawyer. Be warned there is a lot of fraud - the application itself is free. Please contact OISS if you suspect fraud.