DIVERSITY VISA LOTTERY 2020 (DV-2020) RESULTS

The Kentucky Consular Center in Williamsburg, Kentucky has registered and notified the winners of the DV-2020 diversity lottery.  The diversity lottery was conducted under the terms of section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act and makes available up to 55,000 permanent resident visas annually to persons from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States.  Approximately 83,884 applicants have been registered and notified and may now make an application for an immigrant visa. Since it is likely that some of the persons registered will not pursue their cases to visa issuance, this larger figure should insure that all   DV-2020 numbers will be used during fiscal year 2020 (October 1, 2019 until September 30, 2020).

2020 Entrant Status Check DV-2020 Entrants may enter their confirmation information through the link below starting at noon (EDT) on May 7, 2019. The DV-2020 registration period opened on October 3, 2018, and closed on November 6, 2018. DV-2020 entrants should keep their confirmation number until at least September 30, 2020.

Click the link below to check DV-2020 Entrant Status:

Please be sure to have the Entrant’s Confirmation Number, Last/Family Name, and Year of Birth to check the entrant status online.

The following is the statistical breakdown by foreign state of chargeability of those registered for the DV-2020 program:

AFRICA

ALGERIA  2,745 ESWATINI  0 NAMIBIA  6
ANGOLA  150 ETHIOPIA  1,974 NIGER  31
BENIN  443 GABON  34 RWANDA  603
BOTSWANA  2 GAMBIA, THE  25 SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE  0
BURKINA FASO  84 GHANA  1,343 SENEGAL  91
BURUNDI  228 GUINEA  271 SEYCHELLES  1
CABO VERDE  10 GUINEA-BISSAU  2 SIERRA LEONE  217
CAMEROON  1,589 KENYA  1,801 SOMALIA  72
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC  5 LESOTHO  0 SOUTH AFRICA  162
CHAD  93 LIBERIA  1,142 SOUTH SUDAN  23
COMOROS  1 LIBYA  102 SUDAN  3,691
CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE  4,743 MADAGASCAR  9 TANZANIA  72
CONGO, REPUBLIC OF THE  258 MALAWI  4 TOGO  600
COTE D’IVOIRE  364 MALI  30 TUNISIA  82
DJIBOUTI  59 MAURITANIA  25 UGANDA  374
EGYPT  5,568 MAURITIUS 4 ZAMBIA  12
EQUATORIAL GUINEA  5 MOROCCO  2,202 ZIMBABWE  61
ERITREA  140 MOZAMBIQUE  9
ASIA
AFGHANISTAN  981 JAPAN  333 QATAR  72
BAHRAIN  10 JORDAN  633 SAUDI ARABIA  699
BHUTAN  27 KOREA, NORTH 11 SINGAPORE  15
BRUNEI  1 KUWAIT  165 SRI LANKA  765
BURMA  444 LAOS  64 SYRIA  265
CAMBODIA  790 LEBANON  135 TAIWAN  476
HONG KONG S.A.R.  92 MALAYSIA  68 THAILAND  127
INDONESIA  194 MALDIVES  2 TIMOR-LESTE  0
IRAN  4,101 MONGOLIA  265 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES  206
IRAQ  615 NEPAL  3,696 YEMEN  550
ISRAEL  128 OMAN  11
EUROPE
ALBANIA  3,603 GREECE  48 NORTHERN IRELAND  13
ANDORRA  8 HUNGARY  84 NORWAY  12
ARMENIA  1,422 ICELAND  0 POLAND  384
AUSTRIA  38 IRELAND  19 PORTUGAL  12
AZERBAIJAN  899 ITALY  220   Macau  5
BELARUS  1,512 KAZAKHSTAN  1,584 ROMANIA  311
BELGIUM  32 KOSOVO  260 RUSSIA  5,118
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA  40 KYRGYZSTAN  1,223 SERBIA  210
BULGARIA  343 LATVIA  68 SLOVAKIA  30
CROATIA  40 LIECHTENSTEIN  0 SLOVENIA  4
CYPRUS  5 LITHUANIA  151 SPAIN  99
CZECH REPUBLIC  31 LUXEMBOURG  0 SWEDEN  36
DENMARK  17 MACEDONIA  249 SWITZERLAND 49
ESTONIA  30 MALTA  6 TAJIKISTAN  1,401
FINLAND  15 MOLDOOVA  1,112 TURKEY  2,709
FRANCE  212 MONACO  3 TURKMENISTAN  515
  New Caledonia  3 MONTENEGRO  35 UKRAINE  3,313
GEORGIA  1,131 NETHERLANDS  56 UZBEKISTAN  1,743
GERMANY  328   Aruba  3 VATICAN CITY  0
NORTH AMERICA
BAHAMAS, THE  20
OCEANIA
AUSTRALIA  647 MICRONESIA, FEDERATED
STATES OF  0
SAMOA  4
  Christmas Island  2 NAURU  6 SOLOMON ISLANDS 4
  Cocos Keeling Islands  9 NEW ZEALAND  181 TONGA  42
  Norfolk Island  1   Cook Islands  15 TUVALU  0
FIJI  435   Tokelau  1 VANUATU  7
KIRIBATI  12 PAPUA NEW GUINEA  11
MARSHALL ISLANDS  0 PALAU  1
SOUTH AMERICA
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA  1 DOMINICA  0 PARAGUAY  9
ARGENTINA  30 ECUADOR  134 SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS  0
BARBADOS  1 GRENADA  0 SAINT LUCIA  0
BELIZE  2 GUATEMALA  60 SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES  0
BOLIVIA  22 GUYANA  3 SURINAME  0
CHILE  21 HONDURAS  58 TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO  19
COSTA RICA  12 NICARAGUA  23 URUGUAY  15
CUBA  2,703 PANAMA  8 VENEZUELA 1,068

Natives of the following countries were not eligible to participate in DV-2020: Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (mainland-born), Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam.

Applicants registered for the DV-2020 program were selected at random from 14,722,798 qualified entries (23,182,554 with derivatives) received during the 34-day application period that ran from noon, Eastern Daylight Time on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, until noon, Eastern Daylight Time on Wednesday, November 6, 2018.  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 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for information on the requirements and procedures.  Once the total available visa numbers have been used, the program for fiscal year 2020 will end.  Selected applicants who do not receive visas by September 30, 2020 will derive no further benefit from their DV-2020 registration.  Similarly, spouses and children accompanying or following to join DV-2020 principal applicants are only entitled to derivative diversity visa status until September 30, 2020.

Dates for the DV-2021 program registration period will be widely publicized in the coming months.  Those interested in entering the DV-2021 program should check the Department of State’s Visa web page in the coming months.

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