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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

DV-2012 Diversity Visa Lottery Results

The Kentucky Consular Center of the State Department has once again released the results of the DV-2012 diversity lottery.  The winners have been registered and notified by mail.  They may apply for an immigrant visa or adjustment of status (if they are in the U.S.) between the months of October 2011 and September 2012. 

This year there were a total of 14,768,658 applicants (19,672,268 if dependents are counted) who entered the lottery drawing during the 30-day application window of October 5, 2010 - November 3, 2010.

To combat fraudulent false winning notifications, the State Department has stopped notifying selectees by emails or mail for DV2012.  The only way to confirm if one is selected under the DV2012 Program is through the Entry Status Check on the E-DV website now through June 30, 2012 (although the September Visa Bulletin still mentions about notification by mail).  There are scams out which use fake winning notifications to cheat payments and fees from applicants. If you are not sure, contact the U.S. State Department directly at 202-663-1225.  Report any scam to the Federal Trade Commission at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt003.shtm. 


The following is the statistical breakdown by foreign-state chargeability of those registered for the DV-2012 program:
AFRICA
ALGERIA 1,799
ANGOLA 42
BENIN 511
BOTSWANA 7
BURKINA FASO 226
BURUNDI 56
CAMEROON 3,374
CAPE VERDE 9
CENTRAL AFRICAN
  REP. 3
CHAD 33
COMOROS 9
CONGO 105
CONGO, DEMOCRATIC
  REPUBLIC OF THE 3,445
COTE D'IVOIRE 553
DJIBOUTI 38
EGYPT 4,664
EQUATORIAL GUINEA 4
ERITREA 670
ETHIOPIA 4,902
GABON 48
GAMBIA, THE 113
GHANA 5,832
GUINEA 899
GUINEA-BISSAU 3
KENYA 4,720
LESOTHO 8
LIBERIA 2,101
LIBYA 136
MADAGASCAR 17
MALAWI 16
MALI 76
MAURITANIA 29
MAURITIUS 59
MOROCCO 1,890
MOZAMBIQUE 13
NAMIBIA 10
NIGER 32
NIGERIA 6,024
RWANDA 333
SAO TOME AND
  PRINCIPE 0
SENEGAL 270
SEYCHELLES 6
SIERRA LEONE 3,397
SOMALIA 175
SOUTH AFRICA 833
SUDAN 757
SWAZILAND 0
TANZANIA 175
TOGO 845
TUNISIA 113
UGANDA 418
ZAMBIA 79
ZIMBABWE 123
ASIA
AFGHANISTAN 109
BAHRAIN 29
BANGLADESH 2,373
BHUTAN 5
BRUNEI 0
BURMA 370
CAMBODIA 596
HONG KONG
  SPECIAL ADMIN.
  REGION 54
INDONESIA 256
IRAN 4,453
IRAQ 153
ISRAEL 175
JAPAN 435
JORDAN 152
NORTH KOREA 0
KUWAIT 108
LAOS 1
LEBANON 274
MALAYSIA 118
MALDIVES 0
MONGOLIA 209
NEPAL 3,258
OMAN 11
QATAR 19
SAUDI ARABIA 217
SINGAPORE 45
SRI LANKA 708
SYRIA 160
TAIWAN 391
THAILAND 73
TIMOR-LESTE 9
UNITED ARAB
  EMIRATES 92
YEMEN 149
EUROPE
ALBANIA 1,508
ANDORRA 1
ARMENIA 998
AUSTRIA 130
AZERBAIJAN 304
BELARUS 493
BELGIUM 105
BOSNIA &
  HERZEGOVINA 83
BULGARIA 883
CROATIA 107
CYPRUS 26
CZECH REPUBLIC 104
DENMARK 73
ESTONIA 49
FINLAND 91
FRANCE 574
     French Polynesia 7
     New Caledonia 1
GEORGIA 620
GERMANY 1,709
GREECE 105
HUNGARY 325
ICELAND 56
IRELAND 213
ITALY 529
KAZAKHSTAN 434
KOSOVO 137
KYRGYZSTAN 321
LATVIA 83
LIECHTENSTEIN 0
LITHUANIA 258
LUXEMBOURG 8
MACEDONIA 160
MALTA 20
MOLDOVA 1,238
MONACO 3
MONTENEGRO 18
NETHERLANDS 149
     Aruba 4
     Curacao 19
     St. Maarten 2
NORTHERN
  IRELAND 59
NORWAY 84
PORTUGAL 66
     Macau 19
ROMANIA 1,327
RUSSIA 2,353
SAN MARINO 1
SERBIA 298
SLOVAKIA 80
SLOVENIA 16
SPAIN 232
SWEDEN 200
SWITZERLAND 229
TAJIKISTAN 270
TURKEY 3,077
TURKMENISTAN 143
UKRAINE 5,799
UZBEKISTAN 4,800
VATICAN CITY 0
NORTH AMERICA
BAHAMAS, THE 15
OCEANIA
AUSTRALIA 900
     Christmas Islands 3
     Cocos Islands 1
FIJI 628
KIRIBATI 14
MARSHALL ISLANDS 4
MICRONESIA,
  FEDERATED
  STATES OF 2
NAURU 5
NEW ZEALAND 309
     Cook Islands 6
     Niue 14
PALAU 5
PAPUA NEW
  GUINEA 0
SAMOA 0
SOLOMON
  ISLANDS 0
TONGA 93
TUVALU 0
VANUATU 8
WESTERN SAMOA 9
SOUTH AMERICA, CENTRAL AMERICA, AND THE CARIBBEAN
ANTIGUA AND
  BARBUDA 9
ARGENTINA 101
BARBADOS 25
BELIZE 9
BOLIVIA 84
CHILE 43
COSTA RICA 43
CUBA 292
DOMINICA 18
GRENADA 24
GUYANA 26
HONDURAS 80
NICARAGUA 49
PANAMA 21
PARAGUAY 17
SAINT KITTS AND
  NEVIS 7
SAINT LUCIA 4
SAINT VINCENT AND
  THE GRENADINES 16
SURINAME 15
TRINIDAD AND
  TOBAGO 175
URUGUAY 19
VENEZUELA 925
Natives of the following countries were not eligible to participate in DV-2012: Brazil, Canada, China (mainland-born, excluding Hong Kong S.A.R. and Taiwan), Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam.
(Source: U.S. State Department Visa Bulletin - September 2011) 

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