United States of America Green Card Lottery
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Year 2018  DV 2020 Lottery Registration

GREEN CARD WINNER STATISTICS

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WINNER STATISTICS
Check out the global winner statistics of the Green Card Lottery below and find out how many winners there were for each continent and country over the last years. The number of Green Card winners  for each country for the selected year see below.


Global winner statistics 2018
EUROPE
Albania 2503
Andorra 0
Armenia 1738
Aruba 4
Austria 24
Azerbaijan 1203
Belarus 1355
Belgium 42
Bosnia & Herzegovina 53
Bulgaria 411
Croatia 43
Curacao 3
Cyprus 6
Czech Republic 64
Denmark 32
Estonia 26
Faroe Islands 0
Finland 47
France 366
French Polynesia 1
Georgia 867
Germany 488
Greece 98
Hungary 92
Iceland 4
Ireland 52
Italy 333
Kazakhstan 886
Kosovo 286
Kyrgyzstan 693
Latvia 52
Liechtenstein 0
Lithuania 184
Luxembourg 5
Macau 0
Macedonia 270
Malta 7
Moldova 1138
Monaco 1
Montenegro 28
Netherlands 69
New Caledonia 0
Northern Ireland 8
Norway 19
Poland 461
Portugal 30
Romania 430
Russia 3641
San Marino 1
Serbia 307
Sint Maarten 2
Slovakia 27
Slovenia 9
Spain 164
Svalbard 1
Svalbard 1
Sweden 53
Switzerland 47
Tajikistan 1171
Turkey 2411
Turkmenistan 258
Ukraine 4025
Uzbekistan 3461
Vatican City 4


AFRICA
Algeria 2462
Angola 316
Benin 751
Botswana 3
Burkina Faso 174
Burundi 300
Cabo Verde 11
Cameroon 2978
Central African Rep 0
Chad 47
Comoros 10
Congo 248
Congo Democratic Republic of the 4186
Cote D'Ivoire 1036
Djibouti 89
Egypt 4185
Equatorial Guinea 16
Eritrea 284
Ethiopia 3856
Gabon 41
Gambia the 41
Ghana 2484
Guinea 719
Guinea-Bissau 6
Kenya 2107
Lesotho 3
Liberia 2484
Libya 261
Madagascar 38
Malawi 22
Mali 58
Mauritania 25
Mauritius 11
Morocco 1717
Mozambique 7
Namibia 7
Niger 58
Rwanda 510
Sao Tome and Principe 0
Senegal 260
Seychelles 1
Sierra Leone 1207
Somalia 196
South Africa 454
South Sudan 37
Sudan 2617
Swaziland 0
Tanzania 106
Togo 1242
Tunisia 115
Uganda 318
Zambia 41
Zimbabwe 90

ASIA
Afghanistan 543
Bahrain 16
Bhutan 38
Brunei 0
Burma 273
Cambodia 237
Hong Kong Special Admin Region 69
Indonesia 179
Iran 4199
Iraq 731
Israel 214
Japan 376
Jordan 613
Kuwait 158
Laos 11
Lebanon 268
Malaysia 104
Maldives 5
Mongolia 196
Nepal 3633
North Korea 1
Oman 10
Qatar 38
Saudi Arabia 630
Singapore 27
Sri Lanka 784
Syria 420
Taiwan 374
Thailand 122
Timor-Leste 0
United Arab Emirates 157
Yemen 1193

NORTH AMERICA

Bahamas the 18

OCEANIA

Australia 777
Cook Islands 7
Fiji 396
Kiribati 9
Marshall Islands 0
Micronesia Federated States of 1
Nauru 22
New Zealand 242
Niue 0
Palau 2
Papua New Guinea 8
Samoa 7
Solomon Islands 3
Tokelau 3
Tonga 58
Tuvalu 0
Vanuatu 0

SOUTH AMERICA, CENTRAL AMERICA, AND THE CARIBBEAN
Antigua and Barbuda 4
Argentina 81
Barbados 4
Belize 0
Bolivia 19
Chile 41
Costa Rica 28
Cuba 326
Dominica 3
Ecuador 224
Grenada 2
Guatemala 50
Guyana 6
Honduras 44
Nicaragua 15
Panama 3
Paraguay 5
Saint Kitts and Nevis 0
Saint Lucia 0
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 4
Suriname 0
Trinidad and Tobago 33
Uruguay 8
Venezuela 1282

People who were born in the following countries are not allowed to participate in the DV-2020 Lottery. Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, China (mainland), Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except for Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories and Vietnam. Read more about the Green Card Lottery requirements.

Six regions in the world, millions of applicants and thousands of lucky Green Card winners: Every year the US authorities release detailed statistics about the distribution of Green Cards to worldwide DV-Lottery winners.

Your chances of winning the Green Card Lottery
Generally speaking, your chances to win are very good. However, every year almost 40% of all participants are disqualified due to formal errors. This could be a photo that doesn’t meet the requirements or a wrong family status. These are only two of the many little things people can do wrong during the application process which can result in an immediate disqualification.


Maximum limit of Green Cards per country
The principle idea behind the Green Card Lottery Program is to give people who would not normally have the chance, the possibility to win an immigrant visa and emigrate to the USA. The program is designed to be fair to all nationalities and keep the USA diverse. That is why a certain number of Green Cards are designated for each continent and each participating country every year.

The maximum number of Green Cards available for any eligible country is 3,500, which equates to around 7% of all Green Cards.
Europe and Africa are the two continents with the highest Green Card quotas. Both receive about 20,000 Green Cards each.
The strict allocation of Green Cards for each separate continent keeps the results of the Green Card Lottery for each continent fair. In Europe, for example, the chance to win a Green Card is around 1:25. The more America-fans who participate per country, the higher the chances to win a Green Card.