DV-2022 Eligible Countries.
DV-2022 American Visa draw did allowed the people who were born in eligible countries. In other words Diversity Visa Program doesn’t offer opportunity for persons who are from “high admission” countries. As per the U.S.law “high admission countries” means from which a total of 50,000 persons in the Family-Sponsored and Employment-Based visa categories had immigrated to the United States during the last 5 years period.
DV-2023 Eligible Country List.
DV-2023 Instructions with the eligible country list was published in September 2021. If interested in this eligible country list, look for the DV2023 Instructions. It has been published through the internet too. In the mean time, published DV-2023 Instructions contains the same list countries as of the DV-2022 ineligible country list. In addition, Nigeria and Bangladesh born people were not allowed to participate in this year too.
Eligible Countries for the dv- 2022 Draw.
Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (including Hong Kong SAR). Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India. Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea. United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam.
In addition the USCIS office used to makes this calculation annually. The list of countries whose natives are eligible or not eligible may change from one year to the next. Further more KCC will look after the submission, selection and communication under this Visa draw. KCC will not communicate with the people who are not selected as winners in the DV program.
Persons born in Macau SAR and Taiwan are eligible.
Honduras and Hong Kong SAR are included in the ineligible country list. American Government had made special calculation and took out these two countries as not allowed to submit their E-DV entries to the FY2022.
In addition, Nigeria is the only country from Africa that is marked as not eligible country. Nigeria and Bangladesh people were looking for the DV-2022 DV Lottery instructions. The DV Lottery instructions provides the eligible and NOT eligible country list.
Take note that the not eligible country people can see whether they meet some other ways mentioned in the DV Lottery instructions.
What happens when a not eligible born country try to apply?
In the meantime if a person who is not eligible to participate due to his birth county try to apply by downloading the ED-V Entry form, he will get the form. Once he fills his names and birth details he goes further more in the form. When want to select her/his birth country. He has to press the drop down menu with the country names. In the drop down menu, he won’t find his birth country. Actually in the country list his birth country will not be available. Because it is a country that is not eligible to participate. So he got to leave the page at that point as there is no further way to go ahead with the filling of the DV Application online.
Current DV Instructions.