What Were the 2013 Green Card Lottery Results?

Every year, the chance to become a permanent resident of the United States becomes a reality for thousands of people around the world thanks to the U.S. government-sponsored Diversity Visa program.

We’re now less than a month away from the registration period for the Green Card lottery 2014, or the DV-2014. As you get ready to submit your entry, take a look at the DV-2013 results.

The U.S. Department of State received 12.5 million entries for the 2013 Diversity Visa Program last year. These entries were submitted during the 30-day registration period that occurred between October 4, 2011 and November 5, 2011.

Out of those entries, 4.6 million were considered to be derivatives. In the end, the selections were made out of 7.9 million qualified entries.

Under the terms of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 50,000 diversity visas were made available. The selectees were chosen at random, and the visas were allocated among six geographic regions: Africa; Asia; Europe; North America; Oceania; and South America, Central America and the Caribbean.

The countries with the highest rate of winners were Ukraine, Nigeria, and Iran. They each had over 6,000 winners.

The registration period for the next Green Card lottery begins October 2, 2012 at noon. It ends November 3, 2012 at noon.

Don’t wait until the last minute and risk making a mistake that could dismiss you from the lottery. Register for the DV-2014 today!