About the Diversity Visa Green Card Lottery
Why is the current Visa Lottery called DV-2018 ?
Because the visas are officially issued in 2018.
If I win do I get a Green Card right-away ?
No. You win a chance to apply for a Green Card. You must submit a Visa Application and successfully complete the Visa Procedure that follows. After you arrive in the U.S. the Green card is issued.
If I win can I bring my spouse and my children ?
Yes. Your spouse can also submit a Visa Application.
You can bring a child/children if they are unmarried and still under 21 years of age when the visa is issued.