Eligible Countries

The following countries are eligible to participate in this years lottery. 

 

Asia Countries

China, South Korea, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Afghanistan, Aysia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malasya, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, North Korea, United Arab Emirates,Yemen

 

African Countries

D'iviore (Ivory Coast), Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Gabon, Gambia, Tee, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Libya, Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Canieroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Democratic, Cote Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic Of The Liberia, Rwanda, Sao Tome And Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

 

European Countries

Components And Dependent Areas Overseas, Estonia, Finland, France Including Components And Dependent Areas Overseas, Germany, Georgia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands Including Components And Slovenia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia the former, Malta, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia And Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark Including Dependent Areas Overseas, Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vatican City, Yugoslav Republic

 

NON-QUALIFIED COUNTRIES INELLIGIBLE FOR THE LOTTERY

 

Pitcairn, Gibraltar, Montserrat, St. Helena, Turks And Caicos Islands. Note that for purposes of the diversity program only, Northern Ireland is treated separately; Northern Ireland does qualify and is listed among the qualifying areas.  Great Britain (United Kingdom) includes the following dependent areas: Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands,

 

North America

Canada does not qualify for this year's diversity program.

 

Oceania

New, Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Western Samo.Federated States Of, Nauru, Newzealand Including Components And Australia Including Components And Dependent Areas Overseas, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Dependent Areas Overseas, Palau, Papua

 

South America, Central America, and the Carribean

Saint Kitts And Nevis, Saint, Lucia, Saint Vincent And, Suriname, The Grenadines, Trinidad And Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela, Antigua And Barbuda, Honduras, Argentina, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Grenada, Guyan, Nicaragua, Panam, Paraguay,

 

Latin American Countries that DO NOT Qualify for this year's Diversity Visa Green Card program:

Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, and Peru.

 

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