US DV Lottery 2021 Eligible Countries: How do you know if you qualify to apply for the US Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (popularly known as the green card lottery)? Well, the first step is to know if your country is eligible to send applicants.
The US State Department has already announced that the registration period for the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program for the Fiscal Year 2021 will run from October 2nd, 2019 to November 5th, 2019.
For Fiscal Year 2021, 55,000 Diversity Visas will be available through a lottery system. The Diversity Visa program started in 1990 after the enactment of the Immigration Act of 1990 and is meant to diversity the immigration population in the United States. As such, nationals of countries with historically high levels of immigration to the United States are not eligible to participate in the program.
US DV Lottery 2021 Eligible Countries: The following eighteen countries are not eligible to participate in DV-2021. This is because more 50,000 of their citizens immigrated to the US in the last five years:
4). China (mainland-born)
6). Dominican Republic
7). El Salvador
16). South Korea
17). United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories