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DV 2014 - Selected Entrants

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

ETHIOPIA

5,718

NIGER

137

ANGOLA

84

GABON

72

NIGERIA

6,043

BENIN

639

GAMBIA, THE

67

RWANDA

477

BOTSWANA

19

GHANA

3,945

SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE

0

BURKINA FASO

267

GUINEA

1,759

SENEGAL

824

BURUNDI

138

GUINEA-BISSAU

14

SEYCHELLES

5

CAMEROON

4,268

KENYA

4,245

SIERRA LEONE

2,977

CAPE VERDE

33

LESOTHO

6

SOMALIA

273

CENTRAL AFRICAN REP.

45

LIBERIA

3,809

SOUTH AFRICA

1,038

CHAD

49

LIBYA

156

SOUTH SUDAN

18

COMOROS

5

MADAGASCAR

50

SUDAN

2,281

CONGO

236

MALAWI

52

SWAZILAND

5

CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE

6,025

MALI

176

TANZANIA

209

COTE D’IVOIRE

1,399

MAURITANIA

21

TOGO

1,481

DJIBOUTI

75

MAURITIUS

68

TUNISIA

159

EGYPT

5,757

MOROCCO

2,428

UGANDA

620

EQUATORIAL GUINEA

4

MOZAMBIQUE

21

ZAMBIA

117

ERITREA

837

NAMIBIA

12

ZIMBABWE

196

ASIA

AFGHANISTAN

447

JAPAN

861

QATAR

43

BAHRAIN

27

JORDAN

581

SAUDI ARABIA

467

BHUTAN

21

NORTH KOREA

3

SINGAPORE

119

BRUNEI

3

KUWAIT

275

SRI LANKA

1,616

BURMA

696

LAOS

9

SYRIA

493

CAMBODIA

1,892

LEBANON

396

TAIWAN

723

HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMIN. REGION

159

MALAYSIA

167

THAILAND

131

INDONESIA

379

MALDIVES

4

TIMOR-LESTE

0

IRAN

6,027

MONGOLIA

224

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

167

IRAQ

384

NEPAL

6,082

YEMEN

532

ISRAEL

330

OMAN

12

 

 

EUROPE

ALBANIA

3,289

GERMANY

1,696

NORTHERN IRELAND

37

ANDORRA

2

GREECE

230

NORWAY

63

ARMENIA

2,221

HUNGARY

363

POLAND

1,552

AUSTRIA

150

ICELAND

49

PORTUGAL

124

AZERBAIJAN

494

IRELAND

175

 - Macau

12

BELARUS

1,873

ITALY

787

ROMANIA

1,245

BELGIUM

120

KAZAKHSTAN

784

RUSSIA

4,544

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

153

KOSOVO

257

SAN MARINO

1

BULGARIA

1,957

KYRGYZSTAN

537

SERBIA

582

CROATIA

125

LATVIA

147

SLOVAKIA

115

CYPRUS

24

LIECHTENSTEIN

1

SLOVENIA

14

CZECH REPUBLIC

133

LITHUANIA

385

SPAIN

485

DENMARK

103

LUXEMBOURG

13

 - Western Sahara

1

 - Greenland

1

MACEDONIA

421

SWEDEN

225

ESTONIA

75

MALTA

6

SWITZERLAND

224

FINLAND

111

MOLDOVA

2,903

TAJIKISTAN

531

FRANCE

958

MONACO

2

TURKEY

3,972

 - French Polynesia

8

MONTENEGRO

20

TURKMENISTAN

216

 - French Southern and Antarctic Territories 4 NETHERLANDS 225 UKRAINE 6,009

 - New Caledonia

1

 - Aruba

6

UZBEKISTAN

5,014

 - Saint Martin

2

 - Curacao 

4

VATICAN CITY

0

GEORGIA

806

 - Sint Maarten

2

 

 

NORTH AMERICA

BAHAMAS, THE

23

OCEANIA

AUSTRALIA

2,104

NAURU

12

SAMOA

43

 - Cocos Islands

1

NEW ZEALAND 

674

SOLOMON ISLANDS

3

 - Norfolk Island

2

 - Cook Islands

4

TONGA

105

FIJI

1,174

 -  Niue

25

TUVALU

1

KIRIBATI

6

 - Tokelau

3

VANUATU

17

MARSHALL ISLANDS

2

PALAU

0

 

 

MICRONESIA, FEDERATES STATES OF

5

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

34

 

 

SOUTH AMERICA, CENTRAL AMERICA, AND THE CARIBBEAN

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

11

DOMINICA

22

SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS

15

ARGENTINA

218

GRENADA

31

SAINT LUCIA

42

BARBADOS

34

GUATEMALA

225

SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES

13

BELIZE

18

GUYANA

50

SURINAME

27

BOLIVIA

145

HONDURAS

121

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

246

CHILE

50

NICARAGUA

78

URUGUAY

41

COSTA RICA

101

PANAMA

22

VENEZUELA

1,905

CUBA

1,178

PARAGUAY

27

 

 

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.