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  447ISRAEL  330OMAN  12 
BAHRAIN  27  JAPAN  861QATAR  43 
BHUTAN  21JORDAN  581SAUDI ARABIA  467
BRUNEI  3  NORTH KOREA  3 SINGAPORE  119
BURMA  696KUWAIT  275 SRI LANKA  1,616
CAMBODIA  1,892LAOS  9  SYRIA  493 
HONG KONG SPECIAL  ADMIN. REGION  159 LEBANON  396TAIWAN  723
INDONESIA  379MALAYSIA  167THAILAND  131
IRAN  6,027MALDIVES  4 TIMOR-LESTE  0
IRAQ  384MONGOLIA  224 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 167
 NEPAL  6,082 YEMEN  532

 EUROPE

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

 NORTH AMERICA

BAHAMAS, THE  23

 OCEANIA

AUSTRALIA  2,104NAURU  12SOLOMON ISLANDS  3
    Cocos Islands  1NEW ZEALAND  674TONGA    105
    Norfolk Island  2    Cook Islands 4TUVALU  1
FIJI  1,174    Niue  25 VANUATU  17
KIRIBATI  6    Tokelau  3  
MARSHALL ISLANDS  2PALAU  0 
MICRONESIA, FEDERATED STATES OF 5PAPUA NEW GUINEA  34   
 SAMOA  43 

SOUTH AMERICA, CENTRAL AMERICA, AND THE CARIBBEAN

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA  11GRENADA  31 SAINT LUCIA  42
ARGENTINA  218GUATEMALA  225 SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES  13
BARBADOS  34GUYANA  50SURINAME  27
BELIZE  18HONDURAS  121 TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO  246
BOLIVIA  145NICARAGUA  78URUGUAY  41
CHILE  50PANAMA  22 VENEZUELA  1,905 
COSTA RICA  101PARAGUAY  27 
CUBA  1,178SAINT 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.