From Nowy Dziennik
November 13, 2003
So far, the interest in this year’s visa lottery, which
gives a chance to win permanent residency in the United States,
lacking, according to the representatives of agencies in Greenpoint.
The fee for filling out an application is approximately $20.
"You could count the number of people interested in applying for
the lottery on the fingers of your hand,” said an employee
of Minimax Agency on Greenpoint Avenue. Similarly to other agents
in Greenpoint, she said that “perhaps everyone is waiting
until the last minute, in December.” She estimated that no
more than six Poles have visited the agency so far.
to previous years, this year’s lottery began
on November 1. It will last for two months, and will end on December
31. In agencies visited by this reporter, the fee for filling out
a form and sending a picture is about $20 – 25.
“We were expecting a much greater interest, but so far we have seen
no more than ten people,” said an employee of Polamer, a
Polish agency on Manhattan Avenue. On average, the agency serves
one to two lottery clients a day.
Aggie Agency at 121 Nassau Avenue proves to be an acception to
“We have a relatively large interest in the lottery,” said
the agency’s representative. “Approximately 30 people
have filled out the application.” She also said that she
expects more clients to come in December.
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Translated from Polish by Joanna Sufin