DV-2013 (entry 10-3-11 until 11-05-2011)
Eligible countries for the Diversity Visa Program
LIST OF COUNTRIES BY REGION WHOSE NATIVES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR DV-2009
This list shows the countries whose natives are eligible for DV-2009 within each geographic region for this
diversity program. The countries whose natives are not eligible for the DV-2009 program were identified by the U.S.
Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) according to the formula in Section 203(c) of the Immigration and
Nationality Act. Dependent areas overseas are included within the region of the governing country. The countries
whose natives are NOT eligible for this diversity program.
More information: (DV-2013) https://www.dvlottery.state.gov/
Eligible Countries: The Department of State will not allow a Diversity Visa to be issued to primary winners from these countries, with the noted exceptions.
BANGLADESH, BRAZIL, CANADA, CHINA (mainland-born), COLOMBIA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, ECUADOR, EL SALVADOR, GUATEMALA, HAITI, INDIA, JAMAICA, MEXICO, PAKISTAN, PERU, PHILIPPINES, SOUTH KOREA, UNITED KINGDOM (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and VIETNAM.
Persons born in Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, and Taiwan are eligible
Regions: Africa | Asia | Europe | North America | Oceania | South/Central America/Caribbean
Central African Republic
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Sao Tome and Principe
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
United Arab Emirates
Natives of the following Asia Region countries are not eligible for this year’s diversity program:
Bangladesh, China (mainland-born), India, Pakistan, South Korea, Philippines, and Vietnam. Hong Kong S.A.R., Macau S.A.R., and Taiwan do qualify and are listed above.
Persons born in the areas administered prior to June 1967 by Israel, Jordan, and Syria are chargeable, respectively, to Israel, Jordan, and Syria.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Denmark (including components and
dependent areas overseas)
France (including components and
Macau Special Administrative Region
Netherlands (including components and dependent areas overseas)
Portugal (including components and dependent areas overseas)
Natives of the following European countries are not eligible for this year’s DV program: Great Britain (United Kingdom). Great Britain (United Kingdom) includes the following dependent areas: Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn, St. Helena, and Turks and Caicos Islands. Note that for purposes of the diversity program only, Northern Ireland is treated separately; Northern Ireland does qualify and is listed among the qualifying areas.
In North America, natives of Canada and Mexico are not eligible for this year's diversity program.
Australia (including components and dependent areas overseas)
Micronesia, Federated States of
New Zealand (including components and dependent areas overseas)
Papua New Guinea
SOUTH AMERICA, CENTRAL AMERICA, AND THE CARIBBEAN
Antigua and Barbuda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Countries in this region whose natives are not eligible for this year's diversity program:
Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, and Peru.