The DV Lottery 2024 Opens October 5 to November 8, 2022. The list below shows the countries and areas whose natives are eligible for DV-2024 program, grouped by geographic region. Find out if your country is eligible for DV 2024.
Dependent areas overseas are included within the region of the governing country. USCIS identified the countries whose natives are not eligible for the DV-2024 program according to the formula in Section 203(c) of the INA.
The countries whose natives are not eligible for the DV program (because they are the principal source countries of Family-Sponsored and Employment-Based immigration or “high-admission” countries) are noted after the respective regional lists.
List of Countries Eligible for DV-2024 Lottery Program
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Sao Tome and Principe
In Africa, natives of Nigeria are not eligible for this year’s Diversity Visa program.
United Arab Emirates
*Persons born in the areas administered prior to June 1967 by Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Egypt are chargeable, respectively, to Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Egypt. Persons born in the Gaza Strip are chargeable to Egypt; persons born in the West Bank are chargeable to Jordan; persons born in the Golan Heights are chargeable to Syria.
** Macau S.A.R. (Europe region, chargeable to Portugal) and Taiwan (Asia region) do qualify and are listed.
For the purposes of the diversity program only, persons born in Macau S.A.R. derive eligibility from Portugal.
***Persons born in the Habomai Islands, Shikotan, Kunashiri, and Etorofu are chargeable to Japan. Persons born in Southern Sakhalin are chargeable to Russia.
Natives of the following Asia Region countries are not eligible for this year’s Diversity Visa program:
Bangladesh, China (including Hong Kong), India, Pakistan, South Korea, Philippines, and Vietnam.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Denmark (including components and dependent areas overseas)
France (including components and dependent areas overseas)
Macau Special Administrative Region**
Netherlands (including components and dependent areas overseas)
Norway (including components and dependent areas overseas)
Portugal (including components and dependent areas overseas)
** Macau S.A.R. does qualify and is listed above and for the purposes of the diversity program only; persons born in Macau S.A.R. derive eligibility from Portugal.
***For purposes of the diversity program only, Northern Ireland is treated separately. Northern Ireland does qualify and is listed among the qualifying areas.
**** Persons born in the Habomai Islands, Shikotan, Kunashiri, and Etorofu are chargeable to Japan.
Persons born in Southern Sakhalin are chargeable to Russia.
Natives of the following European countries are not eligible for this year’s DV program: Great Britain (United Kingdom). Great Britain (United Kingdom) includes the following dependent areas: 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.
- NORTH AMERICA
In North America, natives of Canada and Mexico are not eligible for this year’s DV program.
Australia (including components and dependent areas overseas)
The Federated States of Micronesia
New Zealand (including components and dependent areas overseas)
Papua New Guinea
- SOUTH AMERICA, CENTRAL AMERICA, AND THE CARIBBEAN
Antigua and Barbuda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Countries in this region whose natives are not eligible for this year’s DV program:
Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, and Venezuela.
Other Requirements to Apply and Win DV Lottery
- DV-2024 Lottery eligible countries list
- Two requirements that must be met before you can enter the DV-2024 Lottery
- Passport Not Required for DV-2024
- DV-2024 Lottery Photo Requirements
- Diversity visa lottery selection process | How do they select the winners?
- Documents Required After Winning DV (Green Card) Lottery
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