Check out the global winner statistics of the Green Card Lottery below and find out how many winners there were for each continent and country over the last years. Click on the year in the drop-down box to the above-right to select the winner statistics for that year. Move the mouse over the map to select a country and tour the world. The number of Green Card winners will be displayed for each country for the selected year. Moreover, the winner statistics for all countries around the world will be displayed in the table below.
|Europe||Albania 4484||Andorra 0||Armenia 2844||Aruba 8||Austria 89||Azerbaijan 961||Belarus 1466||Belgium 86||Bosnia & Herzegovina 92||Bulgaria 776||Croatia 63||Curacao 10||Cyprus 19||Czech Republic 95||Denmark 45||Estonia 61||Faroe Islands 2||Finland 68||France 649||French Polynesia 15||Georgia 1195||Germany 886||Greece 171||Hungary 205||Iceland 13||Ireland 123||Italy 546||Kazakhstan 1020||Kosovo 464||Kyrgyzstan 753||Latvia 91||Liechtenstein 0||Lithuania 257||Luxembourg 2||Macau 5||Macedonia 514||Malta 2||Moldova 1418||Monaco 3||Montenegro 38||Netherlands 79||New Caledonia 2||Northern Ireland 16||Norway 47||Poland 863||Portugal 84||Romania 516||Russia 4500||San Marino 0||Serbia 560||Sint Maarten 4||Slovakia 82||Slovenia 10||Spain 311||Svalbard 1||Svalbard 1||Sweden 130||Switzerland 85||Tajikistan 1209||Turkey 4390||Turkmenistan 306||Ukraine 4478||Uzbekistan 4494||Vatican City 0|
|Africa||Algeria 2897||Angola 184||Benin 611||Botswana 10||Burkina Faso 317||Burundi 193||Cabo Verde 24||Cameroon 3720||Central African Rep 17||Chad 85||Comoros 7||Congo 240||Congo Democratic Republic of the 4497||Cote D'Ivoire 1029||Djibouti 121||Egypt 4495||Equatorial Guinea 11||Eritrea 556||Ethiopia 4496||Gabon 41||Gambia the 64||Ghana 3549||Guinea 1470||Guinea-Bissau 5||Kenya 2997||Lesotho 4||Liberia 3989||Libya 441||Madagascar 50||Malawi 36||Mali 126||Mauritania 79||Mauritius 24||Morocco 2719||Mozambique 6||Namibia 16||Niger 57||Rwanda 542||Sao Tome and Principe 0||Senegal 400||Seychelles 0||Sierra Leone 1790||Somalia 436||South Africa 500||South Sudan 34||Sudan 3781||Swaziland 3||Tanzania 173||Togo 1667||Tunisia 181||Uganda 485||Zambia 68||Zimbabwe 149|
|Asia||Afghanistan 636||Bahrain 14||Bhutan 16||Brunei 2||Burma 209||Cambodia 390||Hong Kong Special Admin Region 84||Indonesia 167||Iran 4500||Iraq 754||Israel 159||Japan 263||Jordan 447||Kuwait 167||Laos 6||Lebanon 221||Malaysia 70||Maldives 4||Mongolia 197||Nepal 4097||North Korea 1||Oman 10||Qatar 46||Saudi Arabia 489||Singapore 43||Sri Lanka 777||Syria 414||Taiwan 318||Thailand 60||Timor-Leste 0||United Arab Emirates 197||Yemen 1239|
|North America||Bahamas the 15|
|Oceania||Australia 2154||Cook Islands 19||Fiji 900||Kiribati 18||Marshall Islands 0||Micronesia Federated States of 6||Nauru 25||New Zealand 546||Niue 1||Palau 3||Papua New Guinea 23||Samoa 10||Solomon Islands 10||Tokelau 2||Tonga 129||Tuvalu 0||Vanuatu 17|
|SOUTH AMERICA, CENTRAL AMERICA, AND THE CARIBBEAN||Antigua and Barbuda 2||Argentina 109||Barbados 2||Belize 1||Bolivia 52||Chile 76||Costa Rica 66||Cuba 733||Dominica 8||Ecuador 1228||Grenada 11||Guatemala 120||Guyana 10||Honduras 144||Nicaragua 51||Panama 22||Paraguay 7||Saint Kitts and Nevis 1||Saint Lucia 14||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 8||Suriname 6||Trinidad and Tobago 79||Uruguay 36||Venezuela 2209|
People who were born in the following countries are not allowed to participate in the DV-2019 Lottery. Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, China (mainland), Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except for Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories and Vietnam. Read more about the Green Card Lottery requirements.
Six regions in the world, millions of applicants and thousands of lucky Green Card winners: Every year the US authorities release detailed statistics about the distribution of Green Cards to worldwide DV-Lottery winners. You’ll quickly notice that some countries have more winners than others. Why is the distribution of Green Card winners worldwide so varied? Continue reading for an explanation of the worldwide winner statistics:
The principle idea behind the Green Card Lottery Program is to give people who would not normally have the chance, the possibility to win an immigrant visa and emigrate to the USA. The program is designed to be fair to all nationalities and keep the USA diverse. That is why a certain number of Green Cards are designated for each continent and each participating country every year.
Why then do the Green Card statistics show that winner distribution is not equal among countries? Some countries, especially in Africa, have a much higher number of winners than the maximum number of 3,500.
This simply has to do with the fact that Green Card Lottery winners are chosen at random. Within Africa, most of the applicants come from Ethiopia, Ghana, Egypt, Cameroon and the Congo. If, for example, 10% of the participants in Africa are from Ethiopia, then 10% of the winners within Africa will be statistically from Ethiopia.
That is why it is possible for there to suddenly be five times as many Green Card winners in Ethiopia as in, for example, Germany. The likelihood that every winner in Ethiopia will continue with the Green Card application or fulfill the requirements is extremely low.
The reason behind this is as follows:
It is more likely that winners from European countries will meet the requirements necessary to continue with the Green Card application process. Therefore, almost 20% fewer winners are notified in Europe than Africa. Around the world, around 100,000 winners are notified and from these 100,000, the US authorities expect that around 50,000 will be qualified applicants. In short, more winners are notified every year so that the US authorities can actually issue the 50,000 Green Cards available. The US government calculates the number of Green Card winners to notify every year based on decades of experience. From previous statistics, they can calculate how many “extra” people to notify to make sure that everyone has a fair chance to win. This way, qualified winners who want a Green Card will not be left out.
Furthermore, the calculations also take application mistakes into consideration. Even simple mistakes can lead to a winner being disqualified, especially if you apply for the lottery on your own. The American Dream has over 20 years of experience and would only be too glad to help you on your way to a Green Card – from applying to the lottery to having an immigrant visa in your pocket.
The good news is: The strict allocation of Green Cards for each separate continent keeps the results of the Green Card Lottery for each continent fair. In Europe, for example, the chance to win a Green Card is around 1:25. The more America-fans who participate per country, the higher the chances to win a Green Card.
What are you waiting for then? Fulfill your very own American dream and take part in the Green Card Lottery.