Africa once more had the greatest numbers of winners for your calendar year 2013 green card lottery ('DV-2015') with 57,635. This represents an impressive 47% with the overall numbers. Cameroon and Liberia tied for that greatest variety of winners each at 5,000. In all, 182 countries were eligible to the 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 with 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, as well as the Caribbean (that are lumped together within the Diversity Visa Program); and Oceania (the Pacific region) arrived last with 18,605, 3,999, and 3,499 winners respectively. In North America, 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 more info City. Countries that admitted 50,000 individuals the United States inside the last 5yrs were ineligible for your 2013 lottery. This included this 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 with the 2014 lottery in October. Unfortunately, abdominal muscles survival on the annual Diversity Visa Program may depend upon immigration reform failing to pass. This is because your entire program was eviscerated in Senate Bill S.744 as part with the proposed immigration reform package.
The great news is if legal requirements does finally pass, it will not go into effect until January 2017. If so, the green card lottery may be good to the next four years.