Green Card Lottery Requirements and Ineligible Countries DV2021 (Updated) | How to Apply

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DV2021 Green Card Lottery Requirements and How to Apply

DV2021 Green Card Lottery Requirements, Eligible and Ineligible Countries See How to Apply

Green Card Lottery Requirements DV2021. The United States of America Green Card DV- Lottery is pleased to release the eligible states for DV-2021 Diversity Visa Lottery. The DV-2021 Diversity Visa Lottery application portal is open for all individuals all over the world. Applicants should please see the basic requirements below.


Green Card Lottery Requirements DV2021

DV2021 Green Card Lottery Requirements

  • All applicants applying for DV-2021 Green Card Lottery must be a citizen of the qualified countries listed below.
  • This qualified countries are countries with low immigration rates to the United States.
  • Any applicant born in a country with high US immigration rate will be excluded for the DV lottery.
  • Below is comprehensive list of countries whose natives are currently excluded from participating in the Green Card Lottery.

Natives of the following countries are excluded from the DV2021 Green Card Lottery program for this year

  • Bangladesh
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China (mainland only)
  • Colombia
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Haiti
  • India
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • South Korea
  • United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland)
  • Vietnam

PROMPT: United Kingdom includes the dependent areas listed below

  • Anguilla,
  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Falkland Islands
  • Gibraltar
  • Montserrat
  • Pitcairn
  • Helena
  • Turks and Caicos Islands. Northern Ireland does qualify.

Eligible Countries for DV2021 Green Card Lottery

Individuals born in the following countries are eligible for the DV2021 Green Card Lottery this year

  • Individuals born in the Gaza Strip are chargeable to Egypt for the DV2021 Green Card Lottery this year.
  • individuals born in Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, and Taiwan are also qualified for DV2021 Green Card Lottery.
  • Natives from all other countries may register for the DV2021 Green Card Lottery.
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Please note that you may be qualified even if you were born in a non-qualifying country

Applicants who were born in a none-qualifying country can still apply for the DV2021 Green Card Lottery based on the native country of their parents or spouse. i.e if an individual was born in a non-qualifying country and his or her spouse was born in a qualifying country such individual can claim his or her spouse’s country of birth as his or her country of eligibility provided you and your spouse are on the selected DV2021 lottery application.

Qualification for DV-2021 Green Card Lottery (Education or Work experience)

You must meet at least one of the two requirements (Option 1 or Option 2) before applying for the DV2021 immigration visa program


  • Applicants must have completed at least 12 year course of elementary and secondary education in the United States
  • OR applicants must have successfully completed his or her education in less than 12 years or greater than 12 years if the course of study completed relates to the US High School Degree


Applicants must have worked in at least one of the following occupations for a minimum of 2 years within the last 5 years to qualify for the DV2021 Lottery Green Card Lottery


Click here to view all the qualifying DV2021 jobs

PLEASE NOTE THAT: Applicants who do not provide a proof of education should no apply for the DV2021 Lottery


Deadline for DV-2021 Diversity Visa Lottery Application

The DV-2021 Diversity Visa Lottery application portal is open to all individuals world-wide and closes on November 8, 2019. 

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