F. DIVERSITY VISA LOTTERY 2010 (DV-2010) RESULTS

The Kentucky Consular Center in Williamsburg, Kentucky has registered and notified the winners of the DV-2010 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 102,800 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-2010 numbers will be used during fiscal year 2010 (October 1, 2009 until September 30, 2010).

Applicants registered for the DV-2010 program were selected at random from over 13.6 million qualified entries received during the 60 day application period that ran from noon on October 2, 2008, until noon, December 1, 2008.  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 2010 will end.  Selected applicants who do not receive visas by September 30, 2010 will derive no further benefit from their DV-2010 registration.  Similarly, spouses and children accompanying or following to join DV-2010 principal applicants are only entitled to derivative diversity visa status until September 30, 2010.

Only participants in the DV-2010 program who were selected for further processing have been notified.  Those who have not received notification were not selected.  They may try for the upcoming DV-2011 lottery if they wish.  The dates for the registration period for the DV-2011 lottery program will be widely publicized during August 2009.

* 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-2010 program: 

AFRICA

 

ALGERIA 1,957

ETHIOPIA 5,200

NIGER 56

ANGOLA 46

GABON 19

NIGERIA 6,006

BENIN 369

GAMBIA, THE 108

RWANDA 178

BOTSWANA 23

GHANA 8,752

SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE  0  

BURKINA FASO 184

GUINEA 737

SENEGAL 520

BURUNDI 83

GUINEA-BISSAU 8

SEYCHELLES  4    

CAMEROON 3,719

KENYA 4,619

SIERRA LEONE 3,898

CAPE VERDE 6

LESOTHO 2

SOMALIA 229

CENTRAL AFRICAN REP. 20

LIBERIA 2,172

SOUTH AFRICA 863

CHAD 27

LIBYA 152

SUDAN 1,084

COMOROS 9

MADAGASCAR 31

SWAZILAND 11

CONGO 92

MALAWI 50

TANZANIA 221

CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE 1,817

MALI 129

TOGO 827

COTE D'IVOIRE 658

MAURITANIA 20

TUNISIA 164

DJIBOUTI 33

MAURITIUS 78

UGANDA 396

EGYPT 4,201

MOROCCO 3,124

WESTERN SAHARA  0

EQUATORIAL GUINEA 15

MOZAMBIQUE 8

ZAMBIA 93

ERITREA 799

NAMIBIA 16

ZIMBABWE 170

 

ASIA

 

AFGHANISTAN 345

ISRAEL 99

OMAN 2

BAHRAIN 15

JAPAN 302

QATAR 13

BANGLADESH 6,001

JORDAN 143

SAUDI ARABIA 104

BHUTAN 2

NORTH KOREA 3

SINGAPORE 37

BRUNEI 0

KUWAIT 70

SRI LANKA 650

BURMA 473

LAOS 3

SYRIA 98

CAMBODIA 359

LEBANON 181

TAIWAN 368

HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMIN. REGION 49

MALAYSIA 60

THAILAND 54

INDONESIA 277

MALDIVES  0

TIMOR-LESTE  0

IRAN 2,773

MONGOLIA 144

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 30

IRAQ 142

NEPAL 2,132

YEMEN 72

 

EUROPE

 

ALBANIA 2,311

GREECE 48

NORWAY 60

ANDORRA 6

HUNGARY 192

PORTUGAL 51
Macau Special Admin Region 17

ARMENIA 1,332

ICELAND 36

ROMANIA 674

AUSTRIA 181

IRELAND 167

RUSSIA  1,912 

AZERBAIJAN 324

ITALY 470

SAN MARINO 0

BELARUS 1,178

KAZAKHSTAN 343

SERBIA 367

BELGIUM 117

KYRGYZSTAN 205

SLOVAKIA 108

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA 72

LATVIA 90

SLOVENIA 19

BULGARIA 842

LIECHTENSTEIN  0

SPAIN 169

CROATIA 74

LITHUANIA 195

SWEDEN 163

CYPRUS 23

LUXEMBOURG 2

SWITZERLAND 185

CZECH REPUBLIC 116

MACEDONIA, FORMER YUGOSLAV REP. OF 272

TAJIKISTAN 178

DENMARK 75
Greenland 2

MALTA 7

TURKEY 2,826

ESTONIA 66

MOLDOVA 724

TURKMENISTAN 108

FINLAND 83

MONACO 0

UKRAINE 5,499

FRANCE 703 French Guiana 4 French Polynesia 8
French Southern & Antarctic Lands  0 Guadeloupe 13
Martinique 4
New Caledonia 0
Reunion 5
St. Pierre & Miquelon 0

MONTENEGRO 13

UZBEKISTAN 4,059

GEORGIA 648

NETHERLANDS 200
Aruba 16
Netherlands Antilles 22

VATICAN CITY  0

GERMANY 2,188

NORTHERN IRELAND 31

 

 

NORTH AMERICA

 

BAHAMAS, THE 18

 

OCEANIA

 

AUSTRALIA 705
Christmas Islands 2
Coco Island 0

NAURU  3

SOLOMON ISLANDS  3

FIJI 674

NEW ZEALAND 258
Cook Islands 0
Niue 16

TONGA 80    

KIRIBATI 1

PALAU 12

TUVALU  1        

MARSHALL ISLANDS  0     

PAPUA NEW GUINEA 15

VANUATU  7 

MICRONESIA, FEDERATED    STATES OF 0

SAMOA 0

WESTERN SAMOA  26

 

SOUTH AMERICA, CENTRAL AMERICA, AND THE CARIBBEAN

 

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA 9

DOMINICA 18

SAINT LUCIA 19

ARGENTINA 188

GRENADA 9

SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES 9

BARBADOS 29

GUYANA 41

SURINAME 10

BELIZE 10

HONDURAS 82

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 226

BOLIVIA 142

NICARAGUA 50

URUGUAY 17

CHILE 53

PANAMA 39

VENEZUELA 624

COSTA RICA 74

PARAGUAY 29

 

CUBA 298

SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS 6

 

Natives of the following countries were not eligible to participate in DV-2010:  Brazil, Canada, China (mainland-born, excluding Hong Kong S.A.R., and Taiwan), Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam.