Africa once more had the very best numbers of winners with the calendar year 2013 green card lottery ('DV-2015') with 57,635. This represents a huge 47% in the overall numbers. Cameroon and Liberia tied with the greatest variety of winners each at 5,000. In all, 182 countries were eligible for your lottery.
The remaining top 20 countries in order from the greatest quantities 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 arrived second with exactly 40,000 selectees. Ukraine led Europe, and then Uzbekistan and Russia. Asia; South America, Central America, along with the Caribbean (that happen to be lumped together inside Diversity Visa Program); and Oceania (the Pacific region) entered 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 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 the United States inside 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, here 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, ab muscles survival in 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 from the proposed immigration reform package.
The great news is if what the law states does finally pass, may well go into effect until January 2017. If so, the green card lottery could possibly be good to the next several years.