Africa once more had the best numbers of winners with the calendar year 2013 green card lottery ('DV-2015') with 57,635. This represents an impressive 47% on the overall numbers. Cameroon and Liberia tied for your greatest quantities of winners each at 5,000. In all, 182 countries were eligible for that lottery.
The remaining top 20 countries in order with the greatest varieties of selectees were Iran (4,992), Nepal (4,991), Egypt (4,988), Ethiopia (4,988), the Democratic Republic from the Congo (4,943), Ukraine (4,679), Uzbekistan (4,368), Russia (4,103), Turkey (3,688), Kenya (3,534), Sudan (3,484), Ghana (3,381), Algeria (3,076), Albania (2,946), Morocco (2,844), Moldova (2,809), Guinea (2,314), Sierra Leone (2,182), and Cambodia (2,079).
The European region were only available in second with exactly 40,000 selectees. Ukraine led Europe, then Uzbekistan and Russia. Asia; South America, Central America, along with the Caribbean (that are lumped together inside Diversity Visa Program); and Oceania (the Pacific region) started in last with 18,605, 3,999, and 3,499 winners respectively. In North America, just the Bahamas is represented. The Bahamas had get more info 14 winners.
This year there are no winners from six countries: Brunei, Luxembourg, North Korea, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, and Vatican City. Countries that admitted 50,000 individuals to the United States inside the last a few years were ineligible for that 2013 lottery. This included these countries (and islands): Anguilla, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (Mainland Born), Columbia, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Great Britain, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Montserrat, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn, South Korea, St. Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland), and Vietnam.
Applicants eagerly await the opening from the 2014 lottery in October. Unfortunately, ab muscles survival from the annual Diversity Visa Program may be determined by immigration reform failing to pass. This is because the complete program was eviscerated in Senate Bill S.744 as part on the proposed immigration reform package.
The very good news is if legislation does finally pass, may well go into effect until January 2017. If so, the green card lottery may very well be good with the next four years.