Africa once more had the greatest numbers of winners with the calendar year 2013 green card lottery ('DV-2015') with 57,635. This represents a huge 47% with the overall numbers. Cameroon and Liberia tied with the greatest amounts of winners each at 5,000. In all, 182 countries were eligible for that lottery.
The remaining top 20 countries in order in the greatest amounts of selectees were Iran (4,992), Nepal (4,991), Egypt (4,988), Ethiopia (4,988), the Democratic Republic in 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 arrived second with exactly 40,000 selectees. Ukraine led Europe, as well as Uzbekistan and Russia. Asia; South America, Central America, and also the Caribbean (that happen to be lumped together within the Diversity Visa Program); and Oceania (the Pacific region) started in 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 have been no winners from six countries: Brunei, Luxembourg, North Korea, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, and Vatican City. Countries that admitted 50 plus,000 website visitors to the United States inside last five years were ineligible for your 2013 lottery. This included the subsequent 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 more info await the opening from the 2014 lottery in October. Unfortunately, ab muscles survival in the annual Diversity Visa Program may count on immigration reform failing to pass. This is because the complete program was eviscerated in Senate Bill S.744 as part from the proposed immigration reform package.
The best part about it is if regulations does finally pass, it will not go into effect until January 2017. If so, the green card lottery may very well be good for that next 36 months.