American Green Card Lottery Access Center
 Seal



Frequently Asked Questions

Eligible Countries

Instructions on How to Enter

Our Services and Fees

Entry Form

Contact Us



Free Information Updates

Free E-Mail Account

News

Links to Sites of Interest

Home Page

News


Green Card Lottery . . .

This section will be updated as Green Card Lottery related news becomes available, so be sure and visit here often!

WARNING: Never pay anyone to submit your official Green Card Lottery entry for you. It is easy to submit your own official entry for free. The US Government does NOT call winners and does NOT send email messages to winners. And starting this year the US Government will NOT mail letters to lottery winners.

THIS YEAR'S GREEN CARD LOTTERY DV-2015

This year's U.S. Government's Diversity Visa Program is named DV-2015. Entries for the DV-2015 DV lottery must be submitted electronically between October 1, 2013 at 12 noon (EDT) (GMT-4) and November 2, 2013 at 12 noon (EDT) (GMT-4). Applicants may access the electronic DV Entry Form (E-DV) at http://www.dvlottery.state.gov/application.aspx during the registration period.

HOW TO USE OUR DIGITAL PHOTO REVIEW AND DIGITAL PHOTO SIZE CORRECTION SERVICES:

    1. Go to http://www.americangreencard.com/howenter.htm to confirm you meet the education or work requirements to enter the Green Card Lottery. A list of elgible countries is here.
    2. Take your required digital photos or scan existing photos. Complete photo instructions are at http://www.americangreencard.com/howenter.htm .
    3. Check to see if your photos will be accepted by the U.S. Government on their "Photo Validator" page at http://www.dvlottery.state.gov/photo.aspx (available after October 1, 2013).
    4. If the U.S. Government approves your digital photos at http://www.dvlottery.state.gov/photo.aspx (available after October 1, 2013), then go ahead and submit your entry and photos at no charge at the U.S. Government's official entry site.
    5. If the U.S. Government rejects your digital photos, you may email them to us at info@americangreencard.com , along with confirmation of how you are sending the $60 service fee for EACH digital photo you email to us for size correction.Be sure you email the photos as "attachments" to your message. Click here for a complete list of service fee options.
    6. After receiving our service fee, we review the digital photos you email to us, and we let you know what corrections are needed.
    7. We then email your corrected digital photos back to you. It is your responsibility to make sure that your email service provider allows you to receive digital photos as attachments to messages in your inbox. We can only return corrected digital photos as attachments to a reply to your original message.
    8. You then go to the U.S. Government's official entry site at http://www.dvlottery.state.gov/application.aspx (available after October 1, 2013) and submit your entry and corrected digital photos. After you submit your official entry, the U.S. Government immediately emails confirmation of receipt of your entry directly to you. You can then use their information to track your entry.

The last day for American Green Card Lottery Access Center to receive your digital photos and service fee for this year's Green Card Lottery, named DV-2015, is October 20, 2013. There are no refunds. Any materials received after that date will be reviewed for entry into next year's Lottery DV-2016.

Instructions on How to Enter Green Card Lottery DV 2015 are on our web page http:/www.americangreencard.com/howenter.htm .

After you submit your entry data to us online from http://www.americangreencard.com/entryfrm.htm you will automatically receive an email message with detailed instructions on how to send us your digital photos. Please note the the entry data you submit to us is not your official entry into the Lottery.

The U.S. Government requires that your digital photos for this year's Green Card Lottery DV-2015 be taken after June 1, 2013.

The U.S. Governmet's Frequently Asked Questions is at http://www.americangreencard.com/faq.htm .

All entries are now done electronically, and all photos are submitted as digital photos. Signatures are no longer required.

All photos must be emailed to us in the required jpg digital format.

Please see our web page http://www.americangreencard.com/howenter.com for the digital photo requirements and other US Government instructions on how to enter the Lottery. There are samples of photos on that page.


IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR THOSE WHO ENTERED LAST YEAR'S AMERICAN GREEN CARD LOTTERY

You should go to http://www.dvlottery.state.gov/ after July 15, 2013 to see if you were a winner in last year's Green Card Lottery DV-2014. You must use the confirmation number you were automatically given when you submitted your official entry at the Government's official entry site last year. Only you were given your confirmation number. No one else knows that number.

Entry Status Check will be the ONLY means of informing you of your selection for DV-2014. All entrants, including those NOT selected, may check the status of their entries only through the Entry Status Check on website www.dvlottery.state.gov/ and find out if their entry was or was not selected. Entrants will need to use the information from their DV-2014 confirmation pages saved at the time of entry. Only you were given your confirmation number. No one else knows that number. The DV-2014 registration period was from October 4, 2012, until November 2, 2012.

Selectees will be directed to a confirmation page that will provide further instructions, including information on fees connected with immigration to the United States. Entry Status Check will be the ONLY means by which selectees will be notified of their selection for DV-2014. The Kentucky Consular Center will NOT be mailing out notification letters. Those selected in the random drawing are NOT notified of their selection by e-mail. Those individuals NOT selected will be notified of their non-selection only through the web-based Entry Status Check at www.dvlottery.state.gov/. The US Government, U.S. embassies and consulates will NOT provide a list of selectees.


Below are statistics on Lottery DV-2007, which closed in December, 2005. We will post the statistics for last year's DV-2014 when that information is released by the U.S. Government.

Following is the statistical breakdown by region of the number of entries drawn for Lottery DV-2007. These are the only statistics released by the US Government about that Lottery:

AFRICA
Algeria 912 Ethiopia 6,871 Niger 62
Angola 13 Gabon 42 Nigeria 9,859
Benin 218 Gambia, The 50 Rwanda 41
Botswana 1 Ghana 3,088 Sao Tome and Principe 2
Burkina Faso 95 Guinea 146 Senegal 228
Burundi 16 Guinea-Bissau 5 Seychelles 4
Cameroon 1,461 Kenya 2,337 Sierra Leone 540
Cape Verde 3 Lesotho 0 Somalia 160
Central African Rep. 13 Liberia 734 South Africa 287
Chad 28 Libya 37 Sudan 569
Comoros 7 Madagascar 21 Swaziland 5
Congo 687 Malawi 18 Tanzania 148
Congo, Democratic Rep. of the 42 Mali 76 Togo 1,592
Conte D'Ivoire 308 Mauritania 17 Tunisia 124
Djibouti 11 Mauritius 8 Uganda 213
Egypt 7,229 Moracco 4,922 Zambia 92
Equatorial Guinea 1 Mozambique 4 Zimbabwe 73
Eritrea 582 Namibia 8  

ASIA
Afghanistan 80 Israel 126 Oman 1
Bahrain 1 Japan 333 Qatar 1
Bangladesh 5,901 Jordan 63 Saudi Arabia 27
Bhutan 2 Kuwait 42 Singapore 46
Brunei 0 Laos 9 Sri Lanka 383
Burma 651 Lebanon 86 Syria 40
Cambodia 177 Malaysia 76 Taiwan 398
Hong Kong Spec Admin Region 81 Maldives 0 Thailand 81
Indonesia 245 Mongolia 113 United Arab Emirates 19
Iran 1,361 Nepal 1,529 Yemen 43
Iraq 80 North Korea 0  

EUROPE
Albania 1,988 Greece 41  
Andorra 0 Hungary 138 Portugal 29
..Macau 8
Armenia 691 Iceland 13 Romania 1,255
Austria 74 Ireland (Northern) 42 San Marino 0
Azerbaijan 125 Italy 214 Serbia & Montenegro 505
Belarus 705 Kazakhstan 177 Slovakia 171
Belgium 57 Kyrgyzstan 123 Slovenia 7
Bosnia & Herzegovina 90 Latvia 75 Spain 97
Bulgaria 1,674 Liechtenstein 0 Sweden 121
Croatia 40 Lithuania 298 Switzerland 104
Cyprus 7 Luxembourg 6 Tajikistan 84
Czech Republic 85 Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Rep. of 213 Turkey 1,418
Denmark 50 Malta 4 Turkmenistan 59
Estonia 40 Moldova 273 Ukraine 7,205
Finland 33 Monaco 1 Uzbekistan 1,536

France 380
...French Southern &
Antarctic Lands 1
...Martinique 2
...New Caledonia 3
...Reunion 8

Netherlands 88
..Netherlands Antilles 8
...Aruba
Vatican City 0
Georgia 323 Northern Ireland 205 Western Sahara 1
Germany 1,047 Norway 19  

NORTH AMERICA
Bahamas, The 12

OCEANIA
Australia 532
...Cocos Islands
Nauru 1 Solomon Islands 0
Fiji 514 New Zealand 205
...Cook Islands 3
...Niue 0
Tonga 171
Kiribati 0 Palau 3 Tuvalu 7
Marshall Islands 1 Papua New Guinea 6 Vanuatu 0
Micronesia, Federated States of 4 Samoa 10

SOUTH AMERICA, CENTRAL AMERICA, AND THE CARIBBEAN
Antigua and Barbuda 2 Dominica 12 Peru 1,274
Argentina 86 Ecuador 170 Saint Kitts and Nevis 4
Barbados 9 Grenada 6 Saint Lucia 4
Belize 5 Guatemala 43 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 3
Bolivia 88 Guyana 17 Suriname 3
Brazil 488 Honduras 28 Trinidad and Tobago 85
Chile 42 Nicaragua 19 Uruguay 4
Costa Rica 18 Panama 14 Venezuela 226
Cuba 427 Paraguay 20
Natives of the following countries were not eligible to participate in DV-2007: Canada, China (mainland-born, excluding Hong Kong S.A.R., and Taiwan), Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Pakistan, the Philippines, Poland, Russia, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam.


You can compare DV-2007 numbers listed above with those of Lottery DV-2006, which are listed below:

AFRICA
Algeria 1,489 Ethiopia 6,060 Niger 53
Angola 14 Gabon 29 Nigeria 6,725
Benin 233 Gambia, The 136 Rwanda 51
Botswana 7 Ghana 3,974 Sao Tome and Principe 0
Burkina Faso 76 Guinea 268 Senegal 409
Burundi 34 Guinea-Bissau 3 Seychelles 4
Cameroon 1,540 Kenya 3,618 Sierra Leone 594
Cape Verde 6 Lesotho 0 Somalia 364
Central African Rep. 4 Liberia 714 South Africa 390
Chad 22 Libya 35 Sudan 1,015
Comoros 3 Madagascar 28 Swaziland 6
Congo 47 Malawi 44 Tanzania 356
Congo, Democratic Rep. of the 844 Mali 124 Togo 2,857
Conte D'Ivoire 321 Mauritania 25 Tunisia 134
Djibouti 12 Mauritius 23 Uganda 244
Egypt 6,070 Moracco 5,298 Zambia 118
Equatorial Guinea 2 Mozambique 512 Zimbabwe 141
Eritrea 556 Namibia 11  

ASIA
Afghanistan 22 Israel 116 Oman 0
Bahrain 1 Japan 373 Qatar 1
Bangladesh 7,404 Jordan 44 Saudi Arabia 30
Bhutan 1 Kuwait 16 Singapore 35
Brunei 1 Laos 4 Sri Lanka 386
Burma 531 Lebanon 83 Syria 26
Cambodia 164 Malaysia 87 Taiwan 367
Hong Kong Spec Admin Region 77 Maldives 0 Thailand 102
Indonesia 258 Mongolia 55 United Arab Emirates 13
Iran 820 Nepal 2,698 Yemen 40
Iraq 48 North Korea 1  

EUROPE
Albania 3,380 Greece 78 Poland 6,211
Andorra 1 Hungary 181 Portugal 51
..Macau 12
Armenia 1,004 Iceland 5 Romania 2,521
Austria 91 Ireland (Northern) 205 San Marino 0
Azerbaijan 235 Italy 202 Serbia & Montenegro 425
Belarus 925 Kazakhstan 296 Slovakia 398
Belgium 81 Kyrgyzstan 206 Slovenia 6
Bosnia & Herzegovina 103 Latvia 158 Spain 134
Bulgaria 4,068 Liechtenstein 1 Sweden 115
Croatia 69 Lithuania 1,114 Switzerland 136
Cyprus 14 Luxembourg 2 Tajikistan 83
Czech Republic 169 Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Rep. of 306 Turkey 1,803
Denmark 42 Malta 0 Turkmenistan 78
Estonia 64 Moldova 383 Ukraine 5,361
Finland 59 Monaco 0 Uzbekistan 1,551

France 384
...French Southern &
Antarctic Lands 1
...Martinique 2
...New Caledonia 1
...Reunion 3

Netherlands 130
..Netherlands Antilles 10
...Aruba 2
Vatican City 0
Georgia 479 Northern Ireland 205  
Germany 1,227 Norway 19  

NORTH AMERICA
Bahamas, The 14

OCEANIA
Australia 787
...Cocos Islands 2
Nauru 0 Solomon Islands 1
Fiji 530 New Zealand 290
...Cook Islands 0
...Niue 1
Tonga 96
Kiribati 0 Palau 2 Tuvalu 0
Marshall Islands 0 Papua New Guinea 5 Vanuatu 0
Micronesia, Federated States of 0 Samoa 6

SOUTH AMERICA, CENTRAL AMERICA, AND THE CARIBBEAN
Antigua and Barbuda 4 Dominica 8 Peru 2,514
Argentina 221 Ecuador 308 Saint Kitts and Nevis 3
Barbados 12 Grenada 7 Saint Lucia 4
Belize 3 Guatemala 25 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 14
Bolivia 108 Guyana 27 Suriname 3
Brazil 592 Honduras 35 Trinidad and Tobago 96
Chile 43 Nicaragua 14 Uruguay 18
Costa Rica 24 Panama 17 Venezuela 299
Cuba 674 Paraguay 14

 


[ Frequently Asked Questions ] [ Eligible Countries ] [ Instructions on How to Enter ]
[ Our Services and Fees ] [ Entry Form ] [ Contact Us ] [ Home Page ]



return to home page