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Friday, 13 September 2013

DIVERSITY VISA LOTTERY 2014 (DV-2014) RESULTS

The Kentucky Consular Center in Williamsburg, Kentucky has registered and notified the winners of the DV-2014 diversity lottery.  The diversity lottery was conducted under the terms of section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act and makes available *50,000 permanent resident visas annually to persons from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States.  Approximately 140,660 applicants have been registered and notified and may now make an application for an immigrant visa. Since it is likely that some of the first *50,000 persons registered will not pursue their cases to visa issuance, this larger figure should insure that all DV-2014 numbers will be used during fiscal year 2014 (October 1, 2013 until September 30, 2014).
Applicants registered for the DV-2014 program were selected at random from 9,374,191 qualified entries (14,633,767 with derivatives) received during the
30-day application period that ran from noon, Eastern Daylight Time on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, until noon, Eastern Daylight Time on Saturday, November 3, 2012.  The visas have been apportioned among six geographic regions with a maximum of seven percent available to persons born in any single country.  During the visa interview, principal applicants must provide proof of a high school education or its equivalent, or show two years of work experience in an occupation that requires at least two years of training or experience within the past five years.  Those selected will need to act on their immigrant visa applications quickly.  Applicants should follow the instructions in their notification letter and must fully complete the information requested.
Registrants living legally in the United States who wish to apply for adjustment of their status must contact the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services for information on the requirements and procedures.  Once the total *50,000 visa numbers have been used, the program for fiscal year 2014 will end.  Selected applicants who do not receive visas by September 30, 2014 will derive no further benefit from their DV-2014 registration.  Similarly, spouses and children accompanying or following to join DV-2014 principal applicants are only entitled to derivative diversity visa status until September 30, 2014.
Dates for the DV-2015 program registration period will be widely publicized in the coming months.  Those interested in entering the DV-2015 program should check the Department of State’s Visa web page for more details in September.
* The Nicaraguan and Central American Relief Act (NACARA) passed by Congress
in November 1997 stipulated that up to 5,000 of the 55,000 annually-allocated diversity visas be made available for use under the NACARA program.  The reduction of the limit of available visas to 50,000 began with DV-2000.
The following is the statistical breakdown by foreign-state chargeability of those registered for the DV-2014 program:
AFRICA
ALGERIA  2,583                         
GABON  72 
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE  0
ANGOLA  84  
GAMBIA, THE  67
SENEGAL  824
BENIN  639
GHANA  3,945 
SEYCHELLES  5
BOTSWANA  19
GUINEA  1,759  
SIERRA LEONE  2,977
BURKINA FASO  267
GUINEA-BISSAU  14
SOMALIA  273
BURUNDI  138
KENYA  4,245
SOUTH AFRICA  1,038 
CAMEROON  4,268
LESOTHO  6 
SOUTH SUDAN  18
CAPE VERDE  33
LIBERIA  3,809 
SUDAN   2,281
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC 45
LIBYA  156
SWAZILAND  5
CHAD  49
MADAGASCAR  50  
TANZANIA  209 
COMOROS  5
MALAWI  52   
TOGO  1,481
CONGO  236
MALI  176
TUNISIA  159
CONGO,DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE 6,025
MAURITANIA  21 
UGANDA  620
COTE D’IVOIRE 1,399
MAURITIUS  68
ZAMBIA  117
DJIBOUTI  75
MOROCCO  2,428 
ZIMBABWE  196
EGYPT  5,757
MOZAMBIQUE  21 

EQUATORIAL GUINEA  4
NAMIBIA  12 

ERITREA  837
NIGER  137

ETHIOPIA  5,718
NIGERIA  6,043  


RWANDA  477  


ASIA
AFGHANISTAN  447
ISRAEL  330
OMAN  12 
BAHRAIN  27  
JAPAN  861
QATAR  43 
BHUTAN  21
JORDAN  581
SAUDI ARABIA  467
BRUNEI  3  
NORTH KOREA  3 
SINGAPORE  119
BURMA  696
KUWAIT  275 
SRI LANKA  1,616
CAMBODIA  1,892
LAOS  9  
SYRIA  493 
HONG KONG SPECIAL  ADMIN. REGION  159 
LEBANON  396
TAIWAN  723
INDONESIA  379
MALAYSIA  167
THAILAND  131
IRAN  6,027
MALDIVES  4 
TIMOR-LESTE  0
IRAQ  384
MONGOLIA  224 
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 167

NEPAL  6,082 
YEMEN  532


 EUROPE
ALBANIA  3,289
GEORGIA  806 
NORTHERN IRELAND  37 
ANDORRA  2 
GERMANY  1,696
NORWAY  63
ARMENIA  2,221
GREECE  230
POLAND  1,552
AUSTRIA  150
HUNGARY  363 
PORTUGAL  124 
AZERBAIJAN  494
ICELAND  49
     Macau  12 
BELARUS  1,873
IRELAND  175  
ROMANIA  1,245 
BELGIUM  120
ITALY  787
RUSSIA  4,544 
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA 153
KAZAKHSTAN  784 
SAN MARINO  1
BULGARIA  1,957
KOSOVO  257
SERBIA  582 
CROATIA  125
KYRGYZSTAN  537
SLOVAKIA  115
CYPRUS  24
LATVIA  147
SLOVENIA  14
CZECH REPUBLIC  133
LIECHTENSTEIN  1 
SPAIN  485
DENMARK  103
LITHUANIA  385
    Western Sahara 1
    Greenland  1 
LUXEMBOURG  13
SWEDEN  225 
ESTONIA  75
MACEDONIA  421
SWITZERLAND  224
FINLAND  111
MALTA  6  
TAJIKISTAN  531  
FRANCE  958
MOLDOVA  2,903 
TURKEY  3,972 
    French Polynesia  8
MONACO  2
TURKMENISTAN  216
    French Southern and
MONTENEGRO  20
UKRAINE  6,009 
    Antarctic Territories 4
NETHERLANDS  225 
UZBEKISTAN  5,014
    New Caledonia  1
   Aruba  6
VATICAN CITY  0
    Saint Martin  2
   Curacao  4


   Sint Maarten  2


 NORTH AMERICA
BAHAMAS, THE  23

OCEANIA
AUSTRALIA  2,104
NAURU  12
SOLOMON ISLANDS  3
    Cocos Islands  1
NEW ZEALAND  674
TONGA    105
    Norfolk Island  2
    Cook Islands 4
TUVALU  1
FIJI  1,174
    Niue  25 
VANUATU  17
KIRIBATI  6
    Tokelau  3 

MARSHALL ISLANDS  2
PALAU  0

MICRONESIA, FEDERATED STATES OF 5
PAPUA NEW GUINEA  34  


SAMOA  43

SOUTH AMERICA, CENTRAL AMERICA, AND THE CARIBBEAN
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA  11
GRENADA  31 
SAINT LUCIA  42
ARGENTINA  218
GUATEMALA  225 
SAINT VINCENT & THE GRENADINES  13
BARBADOS  34
GUYANA  50
SURINAME  27
BELIZE  18
HONDURAS  121 
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO  246
BOLIVIA  145
NICARAGUA  78
URUGUAY  41
CHILE  50
PANAMA  22 
VENEZUELA  1,905 
COSTA RICA  101
PARAGUAY  27

CUBA  1,178
SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS  15

DOMINICA  22 



Natives of the following countries were not eligible to participate in DV-2014:  Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (mainland-born, excluding Hong Kong S.A.R., Macau S.A.R., and Taiwan), Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, the Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam.

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