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  DV Program

The Congressionally mandated Diversity Immigrant Visa Program makes available 50,000 permanent resident visas annually, drawn from random selection among all entries to persons who meet strict eligibility requirements from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States.


DV-2009 lottery winners were notified by mail between May and July 2008 and will be provided further instructions, including information on fees connected with immigration to the U.S. Those selected in the random drawing are NOT notified by email. Those individuals NOT selected will NOT receive any notification. Review the Diversity Visa Lottery Instructions "Selection of Applicants" section for more information about the DV timeframe and process. 

NOTE: WE DO NOT REPRESENT/ IMPLY TO REPRESENT THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE, THE OFFICIAL ORGANIZERS OF THE EDV LOTTERY. WE ARE AN INDEPENDENT THIRD PARTY ESTABLISHMENT COMMITTED TO HELPING THE GENERAL MASSES TO SUCCESSFULLY REGISTER THEIR QUALIFIED CANDIDATES FOR THE ELECTRONIC DIVERSITY VISA LOTTERY.    

  DV-2009 RESULTS

 Diversity Visa Lottery 2009 (DV-2009) Results


The Kentucky Consular Center in Williamsburg, Kentucky has registered and notified the winners of the DV-2009 diversity lottery. The diversity lottery was conducted under the terms of section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act and makes available *50,000 permanent resident visas annually to persons from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States. Approximately 99,600 applicants have been registered and notified and may now make an application for an immigrant visa. Since it is likely that some of the first *50,000 persons registered will not pursue their cases to visa issuance, this larger figure should insure that all DV-2009 numbers will be used during fiscal year 2009 (October 1, 2008 until September 30, 2009).

Applicants registered for the DV-2009 program were selected at random from over 9.1 million qualified entries received during the 60-day application period that ran from noon on October 3, 2007, until noon, December 2, 2007. 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 the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services for information on the requirements and procedures. Once the total *50,000 visa numbers have been used, the program for fiscal year 2009 will end. Selected applicants who do not receive visas by September 30, 2009 will derive no further benefit from their DV-2009 registration. Similarly, spouses and children accompanying or following to join DV-2009 principal applicants are only entitled to derivative diversity visa status until September 30, 2009.

Only participants in the DV-2009 program who were selected for further processing have been notified. Those who have not received notification were not selected. They may try for the upcoming DV-2010 lottery if they wish. The dates for the registration period for the DV-2010 lottery program will be widely publicized during August 2009.

*The Nicaraguan and Central American Relief Act (NACARA) passed by Congress in November 1997 stipulated that up to 5,000 of the 55,000 annually-allocated diversity visas be made available for use under the NACARA program. The reduction of the limit of available visas to 50,000 began with DV-2000.

The following is the statistical breakdown by foreign-state chargeability of those registered for the DV-2009 program:


AFRICA

ALGERIA
2,205
LIBYA
117

ANGOLA
38
MADAGASCAR
46

BENIN
390
MALAWI
29

BOTSWANA
22
MALI
124

BURKINA FASO
129
MAURITANIA
39

BURUNDI
86
MAURITIUS
62

CAMEROON
3,659
MOROCCO
3,280

CAPE VERDE
9
MOZAMBIQUE
22

CENTRAL AFRICAN REP.
21
NAMIBIA
20

CHAD
27
NIGER
64

COMOROS
6
NIGERIA
6,041

CONGO
1,582
RWANDA
111

CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE
65
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE
1

COTE D’IVOIRE
642
SENEGAL
1,160

DJIBOUTI
26
SEYCHELLES
8

EGYPT
4,831
SIERRA LEONE
2,230

EQUATORIAL GUINEA
10
SOMALIA
256

ERITREA
829
SOUTH AFRICA
909

ETHIOPIA
5,200
SUDAN
1,143

GABON
35
SWAZILAND
6

GAMBIA, THE
168
TANZANIA
298

GHANA
7,322
TOGO
956

GUINEA
469
TUNISIA
155

GUINEA-BISSAU
9
UGANDA
433

KENYA
4,307
ZAMBIA
156

LESOTHO
4
ZIMBABWE
242

LIBERIA
3,440


ASIA

AFGHANISTAN
117
MALAYSIA
85

BAHRAIN
18
MALDIVES
4

BANGLADESH
6,023
MONGOLIA
191

BHUTAN
4
NEPAL
1,891

BRUNEI
0
NORTH KOREA
2

BURMA
556
OMAN
10

CAMBODIA
287
QATAR
10

HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMIN. REGION
75
SAUDI ARABIA
128

INDONESIA
230
SINGAPORE
38

IRAN
1,689
SRI LANKA
792

IRAQ
154
SYRIA
108

ISRAEL
194
TAIWAN
431

JAPAN
320
THAILAND
110

JORDAN
161
TIMOR-LESTE
1

KUWAIT
43
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
33

LAOS
2
YEMEN
102

LEBANON
193



EUROPE

ALBANIA
2,894
LIECHTENSTEIN
1

ANDORRA
0
LITHUANIA
273

ARMENIA
1,285
LUXEMBOURG
1

AUSTRIA
145
MACAU
12

AZERBAIJAN
345
MACEDONIA, FORMER YUGOSLAV REP. OF
322

BELARUS
1,240
MALTA
9

BELGIUM
82
MARTINIQUE
4

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA
158
MOLDOVA
542

BULGARIA
1,154
MONACO
0

CROATIA
75
MONTENEGRO
20

CYPRUS
42
NETHERLANDS
226

CZECH REPUBLIC
140
NETHERLANDS ARUBA
9

DENMARK
48
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
34

ESTONIA
58
NORTHERN IRELAND
35

FINLAND
72
NORWAY
54

FRANCE
738
PORTUGAL
92

FRENCH GUIANA
11
REUNION
0

FRENCH POLYNESIA
2
ROMANIA
757

FRENCH SOUTHERN AND ANTARCTIC LANDS
1
SAN MARINO
0

GEORGIA
661
SERBIA
656

GERMANY
1,973
SLOVAKIA
169

GREECE
63
SLOVENIA
21

GREENLAND
1
SPAIN
172

GUADELOUPE
0
SWEDEN
226

HUNGARY
271
SWITZERLAND
230

ICELAND
25
TAJIKISTAN
168

IRELAND
132
TURKEY
2,331

ITALY
433
TURKMENISTAN
111

KAZAKHSTAN
336
UKRAINE
5,502

KYRGYZSTAN
169
UZBEKISTAN
3,284

LATVIA
100
VATICAN CITY
0



NORTH AMERICA
BAHAMAS, THE
12



OCEANIA

AUSTRALIA
590
NIUE
11

CHRISTMAS ISLANDS
0
PALAU
0

COOK ISLANDS
0
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
15

FIJI
760
SAMOA
20

KIRIBATI
2
SOLOMON ISLANDS
0

MARSHALL ISLANDS
0
TONGA
129

MICRONESIA, FEDERATED STATES OF
2
TUVALU
1

NAURU
1
VANUATU
1

NEW ZEALAND
269




SOUTH AMERICA, CENTRAL AMERICA, AND THE CARIBBEAN

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA 5
HONDURAS
77

ARGENTINA
174
NICARAGUA
58

BARBADOS
8
PANAMA
38

BELIZE
4
PARAGUAY
10

BOLIVIA
108
SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS
1

CHILE
50
SAINT LUCIA
4

COSTA RICA
67
SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES
9

CUBA
555
SURINAME
5

DOMINICA
30
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
141

GRENADA
6
URUGUAY
26

GUATEMALA
6
VENEZUELA
470

GUYANA
41