2023 Countries Eligible for the DV Lottery Program DV-2024
Citizens of the following countries are eligible to participate in the 2022 DV Lottery (DV-2024). If your country of birth is not one of the eligible countries in the DV Lottery Program, please check back in September for updates on Countries Eligible for the DV Lottery Program.
Note that you may substitute your spouse’s country of birth for your own if your own is not on the list but your spouse was born in one of the eligible nations (i.e. if your spouse was born in one of the qualifying nations listed below, you are still eligible to apply).
You may also claim the native country of one of your parents if you were born in an ineligible nation but neither of your parents were residents or were born there at the time of your birth.
As soon as you can, submit your application for the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program. To have the best chance of being chosen and being able to live and work permanently in the United States of America, learn how to apply for the DV Lottery online right away.
Countries Eligible for the DV Lottery Program in 2022
Oceania and Australia
Australia (Including components and dependent areas overseas), Micronesia, Nauru, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, New Zealand (Including components and dependent areas overseas), Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Niue, Palau, and Samoa are among the Countries Eligible for the DV Lottery Program 2022.
Yemen, North Korea, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Bhutan, Bahrain, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Macau S.A.R., Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan are among Countries Eligible for the DV Lottery Program in 2022.
*Persons born in areas that Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Egypt administered prior to June 1967 are chargeable to Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Egypt, respectively. Born in the West Bank, the Golan Heights, or the Gaza Strip, a person is liable to pay taxes to Jordan, Egypt, or Syria, depending on where they were born.
** Taiwan (Asia region) and Macau S.A.R. (Europe region, chargeable to Portugal) do qualify and are listed. People born in Macau S.A.R. are only eligible for the diversity program because they are Portuguese. ***Japan is responsible for the taxes of people born in the Habomai Islands, Shikotan, Kunashiri, and Etorofu. People born on Southern Sakhalin are subject to Russian taxation.
This year’s Diversity Visa program excludes citizens of Bangladesh, China (including Hong Kong), India, Pakistan, South Korea, Philippines, and Vietnam from Countries Eligible for the DV Lottery Program.
Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Comoros, Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, 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, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Djibouti, Egypt, Equatori are all among Countries Eligible for the DV Lottery Program
African nations that are ineligible for this diversity program include:
Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark (including components and dependent areas outside the country), Estonia, Finland, France (including components and dependent areas outside the country), Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, North Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro,
The following European countries did not qualify among Countries Eligible for the DV Lottery Program for this year’s diversity program:
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 are all dependent territories of the United Kingdom. It should be noted that Northern Ireland is treated separately for the purposes of the diversity program; Northern Ireland qualifies and is listed among the qualifying areas.
Canada does not qualify for Countries Eligible for the DV Lottery Program this year’s in North America.
South and Central America, as well as the Caribbean
Argentina, Barbados, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Grenada, Guyana, Nicaragua, Panam, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Uruguay
Countries that are ineligible for this year’s diversity Visa Green Card program include:
Brazil, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, and Venezuela are among the countries represented.