Africa once more had the very best numbers of winners to the calendar year 2013 green card lottery ('DV-2015') with 57,635. This represents a huge 47% on the overall numbers. Cameroon and Liberia tied with the greatest varieties of winners each at 5,000. In all, 182 countries were eligible for that lottery.
The remaining top 20 countries in order from 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 started 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 (which might be lumped together from the Diversity Visa Program); and Oceania (the Pacific region) arrived last with lottery ticket wiki 18,605, 3,999, and 3,499 winners respectively. In North America, just 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 50,000 visitors to the United States from the last five years were ineligible for that 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, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn, South Korea, St. Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland), and Vietnam.
Applicants eagerly await the opening on the 2014 lottery in October. Unfortunately, abdominal muscles survival on the annual Diversity Visa Program may rely on immigration reform failing to pass. This is because your entire program was eviscerated in Senate Bill S.744 as part from the proposed immigration reform package.
The great news is if legal requirements does finally pass, may possibly not go into effect until January 2017. If so, the green card lottery may be good for that next several years.