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RESULTS OF THE LAST GREEN CARD
LOTTERY DRAWING: DV-2000

 

A note from Brama

The figures you see in the right-hand column were released by the U.S. Department of State in May 1999. We would like to emphasize certain key numbers for our readers in order to help clarify the selection process that takes place during and after the lottery drawing.


~2,600,000 total applications received
~2,500,000 of those were disqualified (mostly for inconsistent or inaccurate applications)
113,422 were notified to be interviewed
~60,000 of those were rejected/eliminated during the interview period
~50-55,000 only were accepted and processed for year 2000 Green Cards
~3,500 of the above 50,000 were allocated to Ukrainians*

* 8,035 Ukrainian applicants were notified (out of the 113,422 total notifications), but only about 44%, or approximately 3,500, were expected to be accepted for the green card after the interview process was completed. The exact number of successful applicants is not known at this time.

Of all countries included in that drawing, only Bangladesh (9,175), Nigeria (8,550), and Ghana (8,662) exceeded Ukraine in the number notifications that were processed. The next largest number after Ukraine were 6,481 notifications issued to Russia, and 6,401 to Albania.

See the U.S. State Department press release below which was issued in May, 1999 for further information.

 
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    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
    Office of the Spokesman

    For Immediate Release
    May 24, 1999

    STATEMENT BY JAMES P. RUBIN, SPOKESMAN

    RESULTS OF THE DIVERSITY
    IMMIGRANT VISA PROGRAM (DV-2000)

    The National Visa Center at Portsmouth, New Hampshire has registered and notified the winners of the DV-2000 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 110,000 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-2000 numbers will be used during fiscal year 2000 (October 1, 1999 until September 30, 2000).

    Applicants registered for the DV-2000 program were selected at random from the more than 8 million qualified entries received during the one-month application period which ran from noon on October 1, 1998 through noon on October 31, 1998. Over 2.5 million applications received inside and outside of the mail-in period were disqualified for failing to properly follow directions.

    The visas have been apportioned among six geographic regions with a maximum of 3,500 visas 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 Immigration and Naturalization Service for information on the requirements and procedures. Once the total *50,000 visa numbers have been used, the program for fiscal year 2000 will end. Selected applicants who do not receive visas by September 30, 2000 will derive no further benefit from their DV-2000 registration. Similarly, spouses and children accompanying or following to join DV-2000 principal applicants are only entitled to derivative DV status until September 30, 2000.

    Only participants in the DV-2000 program who were selected for further processing have been notified. Those who have not received notification were not selected and may wish to try for next year's DV-2001 lottery. The dates for the mail-in period for the DV-2001 lottery are scheduled from noon on October 4, 1999 until noon on November 3, 1999. Instructions on entering the DV-2001 program will be widely publicized beginning on August 2, 1999.

    *The Nicaraguan and Central American Relief Act (NCARA) passed by Congress in November 1997 stipulated that beginning with DV-99, and for as long as necessary, 5,000 of the 55,000 annually-allocated diversity visas were made available for use under the NCARA program.

    The following is the statistical breakdown by foreign state chargeability of those registered for the DV-2000 program:

    Results by Region/Country
    (Year 2000 Lottery)
    Africa  
    Algeria 1,499
    Angola 12
    Benin 89
    Botswana 8
    Burkina Faso 31
    Burundi 13
    Cameroon 860
    Cape Verde 3
    Central African Rep. 18
    Chad 29
    Comoros 2
    Congo 51
    Congo, Democratic Republic of The 386
    Cote D'ivoire 333
    Djibouti 12
    Egypt 3,301
    Equatorial Guinea 5
    Eritrea 220
    Ethiopia 2,284
    Gabon 24
    Gambia, The 122
    Ghana 8,662
    Guinea 332
    Guinea-Bissau 1
    Kenya 1,514
    Lesotho 3
    Liberia 1,762
    Libya 79
    Madagascar 20
    Malawi 47
    Mali 86
    Mauritania 47
    Mauritius 28
    Morocco 3,007
    Mozambique 7
    Namibia 10
    Niger 22
    Nigeria 8,550
    Rwanda 35
    Sao Tome and Principe 0
    Senegal 207
    Seychelles 3
    Sierra Leone 2,617
    Somalia 1,678
    South Africa 663
    Sudan 2,294
    Swaziland 2
    Tanzania 267
    Togo 664
    Tunisia 175
    Uganda 169
    Zambia 72
    Zimbabwe 97
       
    Asia  
    Afghanistan 59
    Bahrain 7
    Bangladesh 9,175
    Bhutan 0
    Brunei 0
    Burma 553
    Cambodia 103
    Hong Kong Special Admin. Region 136
    Indonesia 758
    Iran 489
    Iraq 49
    Israel 67
    Japan 367
    Jordan 86
    Kuwait 29
    Laos 7
    Lebanon 47
    Malaysia 102
    Maldives 0
    Mongolia 4
    Nepal 128
    North Korea 3
    Oman 4
    Pakistan 3,187
    Qatar 6
    Saudi Arabia 83
    Singapore 33
    Sri Lanka 220
    Syria 66
    Thailand 117
    United Arab Emirates 42
    Yemen 63
       
    Europe  
    Albania 6,401
    Andorra 0
    Armenia 1,214
    Aruba 2
    Austria 170
    Azerbaijan 423
    Belarus 896
    Belgium 83
    Bosnia & Herzegovina 83
    Bulgaria 4,381
    Croatia 123
    Cyprus 37
    Czech Republic 215
    Denmark 88
    Estonia 152
    Finland 72
    France 602
    Georgia 423
    Germany 3,417
    Greece 107
    Guadeloupe 0
    Hungary 219
    Iceland 35
    Ireland 564
    Italy 294
    Kazakhstan 689
    Kyrgyzstan 181
    Latvia 288
    Liechtenstein 1
    Lithuania 1,316
    Luxembourg 4
    Macau 16
    Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Rep. Of 397
    Malta 27
    Martinique 3
    Moldova 418
    Monaco 1
    Netherlands 112
    Netherlands Antilles 7
    Northern Ireland 73
    Norway 39
    Portugal 67
    Romania 3,494
    Russia 6,481
    San Marino 0
    Serbia Montenegro 597
    Slovakia 375
    Slovenia 26
    Spain 123
    Sweden 272
    Switzerland 420
    Tajikistan 190
    Turkey 1,368
    Turkmenistan 66
    Ukraine 8,035
    Uzbekistan 964
    Vatican City 0
       
    North America  
    Bahamas, The 36
       
    Oceania  
    Australia 656
    Fiji 1,069
    Kiribati 0
    Marshall Islands 7
    Micronesia, Federated States of 0
    Nauru 0
    New Zealand 357
    Palau 2
    Papua New Guinea 9
    Samoa 24
    Solomon Islands 0
    Tonga 178
    Tuvalu 0
    Vanuatu 0
       
    South America, Central America, and The Caribbean  
    Antigua and Barbuda 11
    Argentina 404
    Barbados 23
    Belize 18
    Bolivia 78
    Brazil 940
    Chile 75
    Costa Rica 150
    Cuba 1,286
    Dominica 58
    Ecuador 496
    Grenada 36
    Guatemala 302
    Guyana 166
    Honduras 143
    Nicaragua 38
    Panama 100
    Paraguay 7
    Peru 1,040
    Saint Kitts and Nevis 7
    Saint Lucia 22
    Saint Vincent and The Grenadines 26
    Suriname 23
    Trinidad and Tobago 607
    Uruguay 39
    Venezuela 526
       
    Total 113422


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