US Green Card Lottery DV 2005 Results Announced

Thu, 2004-07-22 11:51 AM

The winners of the United States DV-2005 diversity lottery have already been notified by the Kentucky Consular Center. Approximately 100,000 people from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States have won the DV 2005 lottery and can now lodge an immigrant visa application. The U.S. Department of State estimates that about half the number of these winners will not pursue their cases and therefore the quota of 50,000 immigrant visas will be filled for fiscal year 2005.

There were over 9.5 million valid entries received for the DV-2005 lottery between 1 November 2003 to 30 December 2003. Winners were selected at random spread out among six geographic regions, not to exceed seven percent of the native-born population. In order for DV lottery winners to gain an immigrant "green card" visa to the US, they must provide evidence of a high school degree or show two years of work experience in a job that requires at least two years of training or experience. Winners must successfully obtain their immigrant visas to the US by 30 September 2005 or they will lose their DV status and would have to apply again for next year's lottery.

Only winners of the DV 2005 programme have been notified - those who received no notification were not selected, but may apply for next year's DV programme. The details of this will be announced later this month.

Please see below the number of DV-2005 winners by each country according to geographic region:

Africa

Algeria:1,489
Angola:14
Benin:233
Botswana:7
Burkina Faso:76
Burundi:34
Cameroon:1,540
Cape Verde:6
Central African Republic:4
Chad:22
Comoros:3
Congo:47
DR Congo:844
Cote d'Ivoire:321
Djibouti:12
Egypt:6,070
Equatorial Guinea:2
Eritrea:556
Ethiopia:6,060
Gabon:29
Gambia:136
Ghana:3,974
Guinea:268
Guinea-Bissau:3
Kenya:3,618
Lesotho:0
Liberia:714
Libya:35
Madagascar:28
Malawi:44
Mali:124
Mauritius:23
Morocco:5,298
Mozambique:12
Namibia:11
Niger:53
Nigeria:6,725
Rwanda:51
Sao Tome and Principe:0
Senegal:409
Seychelles:4
Sierra Leone:594
Somalia:594
Somalia:364
South Africa:390
Sudan:1,015
Swaziland:6
Tanzania:356
Togo:2,857
Tunisia:134
Uganda:244
Zambia:118
Zimbabwe:141

Asia

Afghanistan:22
Bahrain:1
Bangladesh:7,404
Bhutan:1
Brunei:1
Burma:531
Cambodia:164
HKSAR:77
Indonesia:258
Iran:820
Iraq:48
Israel:116
Japan:373
Jordan:44
North Korea:1
Kuwait:16
Laos:4
Lebanon:83
Malaysia:87
Maldives:0
Mongolia:55
Nepal:2,698
Oman:0
Qatar:1
Saudi Arabia:30
Singapore:35
Sri Lanka:386
Syria:26
Thailand:102
Taiwan:367
UAE:13
Yemen:40

Europe

Albania:3,380
Andorra:1
Armenia:1,004
Austria:91
Azerbaijan:235
Belarus:925
Belgium:81
Bosnia & Herzegovina:103
Bulgaria:4,068
Croatia:69
Cyprus:14
Czech Republic:169
Denmark:42
Estonia:64
Finland:59
France:384
French Southern & Antarctic Lands:1
Martinique:2
New Caledonia:1
Reunion:3
Georgia:375
Germany:1,275
Greece:78
Hungary:181
Iceland:5
Ireland:205
Italy:202
Kazakhstan:296
Kyrgyzstan:206
Latvia:158
Liechtenstein:1
Lithuania:1,114
Luxembourg:2
FYROM:306
Malta:0
Moldova:383
Monaco:0
Netherlands:130
Netherlands Antilles:10
Aruba:2
No. Ireland:75
Norway:25
Poland:6,211
Portugal:51
Macau:12
Romania:2,521
San Marino:0
Serbia & Montenegro:425
Slovakia:398
Slovakia:398
Slovenia:6
Spain:134
Sweden:115
Switzerland:136
Tajikistan:83
Turkey:1,803
Turkmenistan:78
Ukraine:5,361
Uzbekistan:1,551
Vatican City:0

North America

The Bahamas:14

Oceania

Australia:787
Cocos Islands:2
Fiji:530
Kiribati:0
Marshall Islands:0
Micronesia:0
Nauru:0
New Zealand:290
Cook Islands:0
Niue:1
Palau:2
Papua New Guinea:5
Samoa:6
Solomon Islands:1
Tonga:96
Tuvalu:0
Vanuatu:0

South & Central America, The Carribbean

Antigua & Barbuda:4
Argentina:221
Barbados:12
Belize:3
Bolivia:108
Brazil:592
Chile:43
Costa Rica:24
Cuba:674
Dominica:8
Ecuador:308
Grenada:7
Guatemala:25
Guyana:27
Honduras:35
Nicaragua:14
Panama:17
Paraguay:14
Peru:2,514
St Kitts & Nevis:3
St. Lucia:4
St. Vincent & the Grenadines:14
Suriname:3
Trinidad & Tobago:96
Uruguay:18
Venezuela:299

People born in the following countries were not eligible to participate in the DV-2005 programme: Canada, China (excluding HKSAR and Taiwan), Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Pakistan, the Phillippines, Russia, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam.

Please refer to this website for details of the diversity visa programme for fiscal year 2006.