Africa yet again had the greatest numbers of winners with the calendar year 2013 green card lottery ('DV-2015') with 57,635. This represents a huge 47% on the overall numbers. Cameroon and Liberia tied for that greatest amounts of winners each at 5,000. In all, 182 countries were eligible for that lottery.
The remaining top 20 countries in order with the greatest varieties 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, and then Uzbekistan and Russia. Asia; South America, Central America, along with the Caribbean (which might be lumped together inside 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, exactly the Bahamas is represented. The Bahamas had 14 winners.
This year there have been no winners from six countries: Brunei, Luxembourg, North Korea, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, and Vatican City. Countries that admitted 50,000 website visitors to the United States within the last a few years were ineligible for that 2013 lottery. This included the subsequent 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 from the 2014 lottery in October. Unfortunately, abdominal muscles survival from the annual Diversity Visa Program may count on 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 nice thing about it is if what the law states does finally pass, it will not go into effect until January 2017. If so, the green card lottery may very check here well be good for your next several years.