Africa yet again had the best numbers of winners for that calendar year 2013 green card lottery ('DV-2015') with 57,635. This represents a huge 47% with the overall numbers. Cameroon and Liberia tied for that greatest quantities of winners each at 5,000. In all, 182 countries were eligible for that lottery.
The remaining top 20 countries in order on the greatest variety of selectees were Iran (4,992), Nepal (4,991), Egypt (4,988), Ethiopia (4,988), the Democratic Republic on 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, as well as Uzbekistan and Russia. Asia; South America, Central America, as well as the Caribbean (that are lumped together inside Diversity Visa Program); and Oceania (the Pacific region) arrived last with 18,605, 3,999, and 3,499 winners respectively. In North America, exactly the Bahamas is represented. The Bahamas had 14 winners.
This year there was clearly no winners from six countries: Brunei, Luxembourg, North Korea, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, and Vatican City. Countries that admitted 50 plus,000 individuals to the United States from the last five years were ineligible to the 2013 lottery. This included the next 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, get more info Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn, South Korea, St. Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland), and Vietnam.
Applicants eagerly await the opening in the 2014 lottery in October. Unfortunately, the survival with the annual Diversity Visa Program may count on immigration reform failing to pass. This is because the whole program was eviscerated in Senate Bill S.744 as part in the proposed immigration reform package.
The very good news is if legal requirements does finally pass, it might not go into effect until January 2017. If so, the green card lottery could possibly be good for that next four years.