Diversity Visa, Eligible Countries are published every year.
Green Card lottery doesn’t allow natives of all the countries in the world to participate in this annual draw.
This green card lottery program will allow only natives of the countries which are listed as eligible ones in the eligible country list.
The eligible country list is published by the U.S State Department every year specially for the green card lottery program.
Normally natives of those countries which had sent more than 50,000 people to the USA within the last 5 years are not eligible to
participate in the draw. Natives of all the Africa region countries except Nigeria are eligible to participate in the program.
Green Card program of the DV-2017 didn’t allow the natives of the following countries to participate in the last year held visa
They are as follows.
BRAZIL, CANADA, BANGLADESH, CHINA (mainland-born), COLOMBIA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, ECUADOR, EL SALVADOR,
GUATEMALA, HAITI, INDIA, JAMAICA, MEXICO, PAKISTAN, PHILIPPINES, PERU, POLAND, SOUTH KOREA, VIETNAM, UNITED
KINGDOM (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories.
The eligible country list for the Green Card lottery DV-2018 program is now available. As per the DV 2018 instructions people who were born in Ecuador were allowed to participate in the 2018 fiscal year program.
Following countries were not allowed to participate in the DV2018 draw.
BRAZIL, CANADA, BANGLADESH, CHINA (mainland-born), COLOMBIA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, EL SALVADOR, GUATEMALA, HAITI, INDIA, JAMAICA, MEXICO, PAKISTAN, PHILIPPINES, PERU, POLAND, SOUTH KOREA, VIETNAM, UNITED KINGDOM (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories.
Each year the State Department used to announce the eligible country list just before the beginning of the lottery. The 2018 draw instruction is announced and it carries the eligible country list. People can claim eligibility for the draw through their eligible country born marriage partner and claiming their parent’s nativity. For to get more information on this, you must read the dv 2018 diversity visa lottery Instructions which is now available in online websites
Source: State Department, USA.