DV Lottery 2018/2019 Eligible Countries and USA Diversity 2018 Green Card Visa Lottery Program

Following the announcement of DV Lottery 2018/2019 form by US authorities, we bring to you the Eligibility criteria and the list of DV Lottery 2018 Eligible countries and the people of countries that cannot apply for the announced DV lottery 2018 program.

Criteria For DV Lottery 2018 Eligibility

Below are the requirement and criteria bases upon which one can qualify for the Diversity visa lottery 2018. It also covers the criteria for which an individuals who were not born in an eligible country can also still qualify to make application for the Visa lottery program.

1. An individual that is born in countries whose natives qualify is also eligible to enter. But if you were not born in a country that is not eligible, then there are still two different ways you might still be able to qualify to apply for the program;

  • Are you couple, and your spouse was born in a country whose natives are eligible for the program? If yes, then you can claim your spouse’s country of birth, as long as both you and your spouse names are on the selected entry that are found eligible.
  • Were you born in a country whose natives are ineligible, but in which neither of your parents was born or legally resident at the time of your birth? If yes, you may claim the country of birth of one of your parents if it is a country whose natives are eligible for the DV-2018 program.

2. Each Diversity lottery applicant must meet the education and (or) work experience requirement of the DV program by having either;

1. At least a high school education or its equivalent, defined as successful completion of a 12-year course of formal elementary and secondary education.

OR

Two years of work experience within the past five years in an occupation which requires at least two years of training or experience to perform.

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List Of DV Lottery 2018 Eligible Countries

The list below shows the countries whose natives are eligible for DV-2018, grouped by geographic region. Dependent areas overseas are included within the region of the governing country. USCIS identified the countries whose natives are not eligible for the DV-2018 program according to the formula in Section 203(c) of the INA.

The countries whose natives are not eligible for the DV program (because they are the principal source countries of Family Sponsored and Employment-Based immigration or “high-admission” countries) are noted after the respective regional lists.

AFRICA

  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Cabo Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of the
  • Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt*
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia, The
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Rwanda
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

In Africa, natives of Nigeria are NOT ELIGIBLE for this year’s Diversity Visa program.

ASIA

  • Afghanistan
  • Bahrain
  • Bhutan
  • Brunei
  • Burma
  • Cambodia
  • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region**
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel*
  • Japan
  • Jordan*
  • Kuwait
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mongolia
  • Nepal
  • North Korea
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • Syria*
  • Taiwan**
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Yemen

Hong Kong S.A.R. (Asia region), Macau S.A.R. (Europe region, chargeable to Portugal), and Taiwan (Asia region) do qualify and are listed here. For the purposes of the diversity program only, persons born in Macau S.A.R. derive eligibility from Portugal, and must select Portugal as their country of eligibility.

Natives of the following Asia Region countries are NOT ELIGIBLE for this year’s Diversity Visa program: Bangladesh, China (mainland-born), India, Pakistan, South Korea, Philippines, and Vietnam.

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)
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kosovo
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau Special Administrative Region**
  • Macedonia
  • Malta
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands (including components and
    dependent areas overseas)
  • Northern Ireland***
  • Norway (including components and
    dependent areas overseas)
  • Poland
  • Portugal (including components and
    dependent areas overseas)
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vatican City

Macau S.A.R. does qualify and is listed above and for the purposes of the diversity program only; persons born in Macau S.A.R. derive eligibility from Portugal, and must select Portugal as their country of eligibility.

For purposes of the diversity program only, Northern Ireland is treated separately. Northern Ireland does qualify and is listed among the qualifying areas.

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, British Indian Ocean Territory, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, St. Helena, and Turks and Caicos Islands.

NORTH AMERICA

In North America, natives of Canada and Mexico are NOT ELIGIBLE for this year’s DV program.

OCEANIA

  • Australia (including components and
  • dependent areas overseas)
  • Fiji
  • Kiribati
  • Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia, Federated States of
  • Nauru
  • New Zealand (including components and
    dependent areas overseas)
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu

SOUTH AMERICA, CENTRAL AMERICA, AND THE CARIBBEAN

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bolivia
  • Chile
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Dominica
  • Ecuador
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • Nicaragua
  • PanamaSaint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent
  • Grenadines
  • Paraguay
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Suriname
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

Countries in this region whose natives are NOT ELIGIBLE for this year’s DV program: Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haití, Jamaica, Mexico, and Peru.

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