The annual Diversity Visa Lottery also known as the Green Card Lottery is a US government program that makes 55,000 Permanent Resident cards available every year to persons from “underrepresented countries,”
which have been less represented in employment and family-based preference categories in the United States of America and who meet two basic eligibility requirements..
The Green Card Lottery program is a United States congressionally-mandated program for receiving a United States Permanent Resident Card, also popularly known as a USA Green Card, due to the green color of the Permanent Resident Card.
Am I eligible?
They state that there are no changes in the eligibility comparing them to the last year’s, and here is a complete list of the countries who’s natives are not eligible to apply:
- China (mainland-born)
- Dominican Republic
- El Salvador
- South Korea
- United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories
- Vietnam Persons born in Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, and Taiwan are eligible.
Eligibility has not to do with your country, if you were born in a country that is listed in top. then, you are not eligible. A list of not eligible countries in top.