Africa once more had the greatest numbers of winners to the calendar year 2013 green card lottery ('DV-2015') with 57,635. This represents a stunning 47% on the overall numbers. Cameroon and Liberia tied to 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 on 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 (which might be lumped together within the Diversity Visa Program); and Oceania (the Pacific region) were only available in 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 City. Countries that admitted 50 plus,000 individuals the United States within the last a few years were ineligible with the 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 more info 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 with 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 on the proposed immigration reform package.
The great news is if legislation does finally pass, it might not go into effect until January 2017. If so, the green card lottery could be good for your next several years.