Qualified Green Card Lottery Countries

The following countries can participate in this years lottery

Asia

Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bhutan, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Hong Kong**, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel*, Japan, Jordan*, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria*, Taiwan**, Thailand, United Arab Emirates,Yemen, Macau S.A.R**.

*Persons born in the areas administered prior to June 1967 by Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Egypt are chargeable, respectively, to Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Egypt. Persons born in the Gaza Strip are chargeable to Egypt; persons born in the West Bank are chargeable to Jordan; persons born in the Golan Heights are chargeable to Syria.

**Hong Kong S.A.R. (Asia region), Macau S.A.R. (Europe region), and Taiwan (Asia region) do qualify and are listed here.

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.

Africa

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Canieroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Democratic, Cote D'iviore (Ivory Coast), Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Tee, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic Of The Liberia, Rwanda, Sao Tome And Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Europe

Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia And Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark Including Components And Dependent Areas Overseas, Estonia, Finland, France Including Components And Dependent Areas Overseas, Germany, Georgia, Slovenia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia the former, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands Including Components And Dependent Areas Overseas, Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vatican City, Yugoslav Republic Of

European countries not qualified for this year's diversity program:

Great Britain (United Kingdom) includes the following dependent areas: Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn, St. Helena, 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.

North America

Bahamas
In North America, Canada does not qualify for this year's diversity program.

Oceania

Australia Including Components And Dependent Areas Overseas, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Federated States Of, Nauru, Newzealand Including Components And Dependent Areas Overseas, Palau, Papua New, Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Western Samo.

South America, Central America, and the Carribean

Antigua And Barbuda, Honduras, Argentina, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Guatemala, Grenada, Guyan, Nicaragua, Panam, Paraguay, Saint Kitts And Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenaadines, Suriname, The Grenadines, Trinidad And Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

Countries that do not qualify for this year's diversity Visa Green Card program:

Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, and Peru.



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