Who Can Apply For DV Lottery?

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:

  • Bangladesh
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China (mainland-born)
  • Colombia
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Haiti
  • India
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • 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.