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DV 2013 - Selected Entrants

The Kentucky Consular Center in Williamsburg, Kentucky has registered and notified the winners of the DV-2013 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 105,628 applicants have been registered. Applicants may check the status of their entry using the confirmation number through Entrant Status Check on the website http://dvlottery.state.gov/. Entrants selected may 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-2013 numbers will be used during fiscal year 2013 (October 1, 2012 until September 30, 2013).

Applicants registered for the DV-2013 program were selected at random from 7,941,400 qualified entries (12,577,463 with derivatives) received during the 30-day application period that ran from noon, Eastern Daylight Time on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, until noon, Eastern Daylight Time on Saturday, November 5, 2011. 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 provided on the website www.dvlottery.state.gov.

Registrants living legally in the United States who wish to apply for adjustment of their status must contact the USCIS for information on the requirements and procedures. Once the total *50,000 visa numbers have been used, the program for fiscal year 2013 will end. Selected applicants who do not receive visas by September 30, 2013 will derive no further benefit from their DV-2013 registration. Similarly, spouses and children accompanying or following to join DV-2013 principal applicants are only entitled to derivative diversity visa status until September 30, 2013.

Dates for the DV-2014 program registration period will be widely publicized in the coming months. Those interested in entering the DV-2014 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-2013 program:

AFRICA
ALGERIA 2,161 ETHIOPIA 4,910 NIGER 53
ANGOLA 47 GABON 38 NIGERIA 6,218
BENIN 809 GAMBIA, THE 85 RWANDA 369
BOTSWANA 18 GHANA 5,105 SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE 0
BURKINA FASO 296 GUINEA 1,350 SENEGAL 394
BURUNDI 94 GUINEA-BISSAU 25 SEYCHELLES 0
CAMEROON 3,858 KENYA 4,410 SIERRA LEONE 2,516
CAPE VERDE 25 LESOTHO 6 SOMALIA 197
CENTRAL AFRICAN REP. 18 LIBERIA 1,916 SOUTH AFRICA 956
CHAD 28 LIBYA 138 SOUTH SUDAN 5
COMOROS 8 MADAGASCAR 40 SUDAN 747
CONGO 156 MALAWI 29 SWAZILAND 3
CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE 3,924 MALI 80 TANZANIA 150
COTE D’IVOIRE 805 MAURITANIA 31 TOGO 1,065
DJIBOUTI 79 MAURITIUS 67 TUNISIA 145
EGYPT 5,015 MOROCCO 2,068 UGANDA 513
EQUATORIAL GUINEA 19 MOZAMBIQUE 10 ZAMBIA 87
ERITREA 804 NAMIBIA 21 ZIMBABWE 169

ASIA

AFGHANISTAN 128 JAPAN 440 QATAR 24
BAHRAIN 15 JORDAN 251 SAUDI ARABIA 287
BHUTAN 4 NORTH KOREA 0 SINGAPORE 31
BRUNEI 8 KUWAIT 137 SRI LANKA 802
BURMA 403 LAOS 1 SYRIA 170
CAMBODIA 986 LEBANON 269 TAIWAN 360
HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMIN. REGION 92 MALAYSIA 67 THAILAND 75
INDONESIA 215 MALDIVES 0 TIMOR-LESTE 1
IRAN 6,029 MONGOLIA 167 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 98
IRAQ 164 NEPAL 4,370 YEMEN 266
ISRAEL 175 OMAN 10    

EUROPE

ALBANIA 1,520 GERMANY 1,253  - Sint Maarten 2
ANDORRA 0 GREECE 99 NORTHERN IRELAND 45
ARMENIA 1,174 HUNGARY 246 NORWAY 50
AUSTRIA 108 ICELAND 38  POLAND 2,038
AZERBAIJAN 373 IRELAND 138 PORTUGAL 40
BELARUS 1,195 ITALY 396  - Macau 2
BELGIUM 79 KAZAKHSTAN 533 ROMANIA 711
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA 54 KOSOVO 183 RUSSIA 2,846
BULGARIA 1,299 KYRGYZSTAN 237 SAN MARINO 0
CROATIA 75 LATVIA 140 SERBIA 303
CYPRUS 10 LIECHTENSTEIN 0 SLOVAKIA 100
CZECH REPUBLIC 73 LITHUANIA 248 SLOVENIA 5
DENMARK 77 LUXEMBOURG 4 SPAIN 196
 - Faroe Islands 9 MACEDONIA 262 SWEDEN 162
ESTONIA 47 MALTA 4 SWITZERLAND 131
FINLAND 72 MOLDOVA 1,330 TAJIKISTAN 330
FRANCE 549 MONACO 3 TURKEY 1,807
 - French Polynesia 11 MONTENEGRO 11 TURKMENISTAN 94
 - New Caledonia 0 NETHERLANDS 109 UKRAINE 6,424
 - Saint Barthelemy 4  - Aruba 8 UZBEKISTAN 5,101
GEORGIA 723  - Curacao 7 VATICAN CITY 0

NORTH AMERICA
BAHAMAS, THE 16

OCEANIA

AUSTRALIA 1,035 MICRONESIA, FEDERATES STATES OF 1 PAPUA NEW GUINEA 18
 - Christmas Island 0 NAURU 14 SAMOA 0
 - Cocos Islands 2 NEW ZEALAND  373 SOLOMON ISLANDS  0
 - Norfolk Island 4  - Cook Islands 0 TONGA 91
FIJI 597  -  Niue 7 TUVALU 3
KIRIBATI 5  - Tokelau 7 VANUATU 5
MARSHALL ISLANDS 0 PALAU 1 WESTERN  SAMOA 30

SOUTH AMERICA, CENTRAL AMERICA, AND THE CARIBBEAN
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA 3 DOMINICA 17 SAINT LUCIA 19
ARGENTINA 117 GRENADA 18 SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES 14
BARBADOS 5 GUYANA 43 SURINAME 4
BELIZE 22 HONDURAS 90 TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 137
BOLIVIA 74 NICARAGUA 65 URUGUAY 15
CHILE 42 PANAMA 31 VENEZUELA 924
COSTA RICA 63 PARAGUAY 8    
CUBA 490 SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS 5    

Natives of the following countries were not eligible to participate in DV-2013:  Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (mainland-born, excluding Hong Kong S.A.R., Macau S.A.R., and Taiwan), Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, the Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam.