DV-2018 Diversity Visa Program And ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES

ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES
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In order to apply for DV Entry Form (E-DV) one of the requirement is to be born in the country eligible for this lottery.

The list below shows the countries whose natives are eligible for DV-2018, grouped by geographic region. Dependent areas overseas are included within the region of the governing country. The countries whose natives are not eligible for the DV program were identified by natives are not eligible for the DV program which were identified by USCIS, according to the formula in Section 203(c) of the INA. The countries whose natives are not eligible for the DV program (because they are the principal source countries of Family-Sponsored and Employment- -countries) are noted after the respective regional lists.
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What do the terms “native” mean?

Native ordinarily means someone born in a particular country, regardless of the individual’s current country of residence or nationality. Native can also mean someone who is entitled to be charged to a country other than the one in which he/she was born under the provisions of Section 202(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.




Why do natives of certain countries not qualify for the DV Program?

DVs are intended to provide an immigration opportunity for persons who are not from “high admission” countries. The law defines “high admission countries” as those from which a total of 50,000 persons in the Family-Sponsored and Employment-Based visa categories immigrated to the United States during the previous five years. Each year, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) tallies the family and employment immigrant admission and adjustment of status figures for the previous five years to identify the countries that are considered “high admission” and whose natives will therefore be ineligible for the annual diversity visa program. Since this calculation is made annually, the list of countries whose natives are eligible or not eligible may change from one year to the next.


Soon we will publish list of the countries eligible in year 2016.
List of countries / areas by region whose natives were eligible in year 2015.
AFRICA 
Algeria
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Congo
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Djibouti
Egypt*
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia, The
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Rwanda
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Sudan
Swaziland
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe



*Persons born in the areas administered prior to June 1967 by Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Egypt are chargeable, respectively, to Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Egypt. Persons born in the Gaza Strip are chargeable to Egypt; persons born in the West Bank are chargeable to Jordan; persons born in the Golan Heights are chargeable to Syria.
USA DV Lottery Complete Details (A-Z)In Africa, natives of Nigeria are not eligible for this year’s Diversity Visa program.
ASIA
Afghanistan
Bahrain
Bhutan
Brunei
Burma
Cambodia
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region**
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Israel*
Japan
Jordan*
Kuwait
Laos
Lebanon
Malaysia
Maldives
Mongolia
Nepal
North Korea
Oman
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
Sri Lanka
Syria*
Taiwan**
Thailand
Timor - Leste
United Arab Emirates
Yemen
*Persons born in the areas administered prior to June 1967 by Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Egypt are chargeable,
respectively, to Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Egypt. Persons born in the Gaza Strip are chargeable to Egypt; persons born in the West Bank are chargeable to Jordan; persons born in the Golan Heights are chargeable to Syria.

USA DV Lottery Complete Details (A-Z)**Natives of the following Asia Region countries are no eligible for this year’s Diversity Visa program:
Bangladesh, China (mainland - born), India, Pakistan, South Korea, Philippines, and Vietnam. Hong Kong S.A.R. (Asia region), Macau S.A.R. (Europe region), and Taiwan (Asia region) do qualify and are listed here. 
EUROPE  

Albania
Andorra
Armenia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark (including components and
dependent areas overseas)
Estonia
Finland
France (including components and
dependent
areas overseas)
Georgia
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Kazakhstan
Kosovo
Kyrgyzstan
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macau Special Administrative Region**
Macedonia
Malta
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands (including components and dependent areas overseas)
Northern Ireland**
Norway
Poland
Portugal (including components and dependent areas overseas)
Romania
Russia
San Marino
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Tajikistan
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Ukraine
Uzbekistan
Vatican City
**Natives of the following European countries are not eligible for this year’s DV program: Great Britain (United  Kingdom). Great Britain (United Kingdom) includes the following dependent areas: Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn, St. Helena, and Turks and Caicos Islands. 
USA DV Lottery Complete Details (A-Z) Note that for purposes of the diversity program only, Northern Ireland is treated separately; Northern Ireland does qualify and is listed among the qualifying areas. Macau S.A.R.does qualify and is listed above.
NORTHAMERICA 

The Bahamas

In North America, natives of Canada and Mexico are not

OCEANIA
 

Australia (including components and
dependent areas overseas)
Fiji
Kiribati
Marshall Islands
Micronesia, Federated States of Nauru
New Zealand (including components and
dependent areas overseas)
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Solomon Islands
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu
Samoa
SOUTH AMERICA, CENTRAL AMERICA, AND THE CARIBBEAN 
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Barbados
Belize
Bolivia
Chile
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominica
Grenada
Guatemala
Guyana
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama
Paraguay
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Suriname
Trinidad and Tobago
Uruguay
Venezuela

Countries in this region whose natives are not eligible for this year’s DV program:

Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, and Peru.


For DV-2017, natives of the following countries are not eligible to apply, because more than 50,000 natives of these countries immigrated to the United States in the previous five years:
Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, and Peru. Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (mainland - born), Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories,and Vietnam.
Persons born in Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR,and Taiwan are eligible.

Note: 
But if your parents or husband/wife was born in the eligible country you may qualify.


 Below you can see a list of countries which entered for the DV lottery in previous year 2014 and number of winning entries (visas).
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Year 2014:   DV-2016 Winnings as of:  May 10th, 2015

AFRICA
ALGERIA  1,952ETHIOPIA  4,000NIGER  102
ANGOLA  108GABON  32RWANDA  412
BENIN  914GAMBIA, THE  67SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE  2
BOTSWANA  4GHANA  3,179SENEGAL  427
BURKINA FASO  199GUINEA  1,818SEYCHELLES  0
BURUNDI  208GUINEA-BISSAU  4SIERRA LEONE  2,141
CABO VERDE  6KENYA  2,729SOMALIA  272
CAMEROON  3,047LESOTHO  5SOUTH AFRICA  535
CENTRAL AFRICAN REP.  23LIBERIA  4,430SOUTH SUDAN  17
CHAD  40LIBYA  240SUDAN  3,216
COMOROS  3MADAGASCAR  75SWAZILAND  7
CONGO  124MALAWI  17TANZANIA  93
CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE  4,475MALI  114TOGO  1,241
COTE D’IVOIRE  1,129MAURITANIA  15TUNISIA  227
DJIBOUTI  92MAURITIUS  41UGANDA  453
EGYPT  4,024MOROCCO  1,993ZAMBIA  57
EQUATORIAL GUINEA  0MOZAMBIQUE  11ZIMBABWE  152
ERITREA  544NAMIBIA  18
ASIA
AFGHANISTAN  406JAPAN  302QATAR  42
BAHRAIN  13JORDAN  349SAUDI ARABIA  267
BHUTAN  22NORTH KOREA  0SINGAPORE  39
BRUNEI  1KUWAIT  143SRI LANKA  704
BURMA  236LAOS  1SYRIA  460
CAMBODIA  1,229LEBANON  225TAIWAN  297
HONG KONG SPECIALADMIN. REGION  151MALAYSIA  95THAILAND  73
INDONESIA  126MALDIVES  3TIMOR-LESTE  0
IRAN  4,501MONGOLIA  185UNITED ARAB EMIRATES  103
IRAQ  330NEPAL  3,801YEMEN  724
ISRAEL  162OMAN  12
EUROPE
ALBANIA  1,931GREECE  93NORWAY  35
ANDORRA  0HUNGARY  186POLAND  629
ARMENIA  1,277ICELAND  3PORTUGAL  58
AUSTRIA  50IRELAND  89  MACAU  23
AZERBAIJAN  380ITALY  410ROMANIA  626
BELARUS  811KAZAKHSTAN  376RUSSIA  2,200
BELGIUM  47KOSOVO  244SAN MARINO  0
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA  92KYRGYZSTAN  209SERBIA  283
BULGARIA  865LATVIA  73SLOVAKIA  70
CROATIA  67LIECHTENSTEIN  0SLOVENIA  33
CYPRUS  28LITHUANIA  153SPAIN  193
CZECH REPUBLIC  74LUXEMBOURG  0SWEDEN  108
DENMARK  35MACEDONIA  258SWITZERLAND  122
ESTONIA  40MALTA  0TAJIKISTAN  337
FINLAND  57MOLDOVA  1,854TURKEY  1,795
FRANCE  510MONACO  0TURKMENISTAN  124
  French Polynesia  1MONTENEGRO  8UKRAINE  4,507
  Saint Martin  1NETHERLANDS  81UZBEKISTAN  4,300
  Wallis and Futuna  1  Aruba  4VATICAN CITY  0
GEORGIA  571  CURACAO  2
GERMANY  678NORTHERN IRELAND  9
NORTH AMERICA
BAHAMAS, THE  16
OCEANIA
AUSTRALIA  832NAURU  12SAMOA  5
  Cocos Islands  1NEW ZEALAND  208SOLOMON ISLANDS  0
FIJI  393  COOK ISLANDS  4TONGA  26
KIRIBATI  4PALAU  4TUVALU  0
MARSHALL ISLANDS  0PAPUA NEW GUINEA  3VANUATU  5
MICRONESIA, FEDERATED STATES OF  3
SOUTH AMERICA, CENTRAL AMERICA, AND THE CARIBBEAN
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA  0DOMINICA  6SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS  2
ARGENTINA  68GRENADA  7SAINT LUCIA  5
BARBADOS  0GUATEMALA  31SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES  7
BELIZE  0GUYANA  14SURINAME  3
BOLIVIA  49HONDURAS  73TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO  51
CHILE  17NICARAGUA  58URUGUAY  21
COSTA RICA  50PANAMA  5VENEZUELA  1,038
CUBA  1,488PARAGUAY  7