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Media Note

Washington, DC
July 18, 2006


Diversity Visa Lottery 2007 (DV-2007) Results

The Kentucky Consular Center in Williamsburg, Kentucky has registered and notified the winners of the DV-2007 diversity lottery. The diversity lottery was conducted under the terms of section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act and makes available *50,000 permanent resident visas annually to persons from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States. Approximately 82,000 applicants have been registered and notified and may now make an application for an immigrant visa. Since it is likely that some of the first *50,000 persons registered will not pursue their cases to visa issuance, this larger figure should insure that all DV-2007 numbers will be used during fiscal year 2007.

Applicants registered for the DV-2007 program were selected at random from over 5.5 million qualified entries received during the 60-day application period that ran from 12:00 AM on October 5, 2005, until midnight, December 4, 2005. The visas have been apportioned among six geographic regions with a maximum of seven percent available to persons born in any single country. During the visa interview, principal applicants must provide proof of a high school education or its equivalent, or show two years of work experience in an occupation that requires at least two years of training or experience within the past five years. Those selected will need to act on their immigrant visa applications quickly. Applicants should follow the instructions in their notification letter and must fully complete the information requested.

Registrants living legally in the United States who wish to apply for adjustment of their status must contact the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services for information on the requirements and procedures. Once the total *50,000 visa numbers have been used, the program for fiscal year 2007 will end. Selected applicants who do not receive visas by September 30, 2007 will derive no further benefit from their DV-2007 registration. Similarly, spouses and children accompanying or following to join DV-2007 principal applicants are only entitled to derivative diversity visa status until September 30, 2007.

Only participants in the DV-2007 program who were selected for further processing have been notified. Those who have not received notification were not selected. They may try for the upcoming DV-2008 lottery if they wish. The dates for the registration period for the DV-2008 lottery program will be widely publicized during August 2006.

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*  The Nicaraguan and Central American Relief Act (NACARA) passed by Congress in November 1997 stipulated that up to 5,000 of the 55,000 annually-allocated diversity visas be made available for use under the NACARA program. The reduction of the limit of available visas to 50,000 began with DV-2000.

 

Diversity Visa Lottery 2007 Winners, by Geographic Region

 

AFRICA

ALGERIA - 912 ERITREA - 582 NAMIBIA - 8
ANGOLA - 13 ETHIOPIA - 6,871 NIGER - 62 -
BENIN - 218 GABON - 42 NIGERIA - 9,849
BOTSWANA - 1 GAMBIA , THE - 50 RWANDA - 41
BURKINA FASO - 95 GHANA - 3,088 SAO TOME & PRINCIPE - 2
BURUNDI - 16 GUINEA - 146 - SENEGAL - 228
CAMEROON - 1,461 GUINEA-BISSAU - 5 SEYCHELLES - 4
CAPE VERDE - 3 KENYA - 2,337 SIERRA LEONE - 540
CENTRAL AFRICAN REP. - 13 LESOTHO - 0 SOMALIA - 160
CHAD - 28 LIBERIA - 734 SOUTH AFRICA - 287
COMOROS - 7 LIBYA - 37 SUDAN - 569
CONGO - 687 MADAGASCAR - 21 SWAZILAND - 5
CONGO , DEMOCRATIC MALAWI - 18 TANZANIA - 148
- REPUBLIC OF THE - 42 MALI - 76 TOGO - 1,592
COTE D'IVOIRE 308 MAURITANIA - 17 TUNISIA - 124
DJIBOUTI - 11 MAURITIUS - 8 UGANDA - 213
EGYPT - 7,229 MOROCCO - 4,922 ZAMBIA - 92
EQUATORIAL GUINEA - 1 MOZAMBIQUE - 4 ZIMBABWE - 73

 

 

ASIA

AFGHANISTAN - 80 IRAQ - 80 NEPAL - 1,529 -
BAHRAIN - 1 ISRAEL - 126 OMAN - 1 -
BANGLADESH - 5,901 JAPAN - 333 QATAR - 1
BHUTAN - 2 - JORDAN - 63 SAUDI ARABIA - 27
BRUNEI - 0 - - NORTH KOREA - 6 SINGAPORE - 46
BURMA - 651 KUWAIT - 42 SRI LANKA - 383
CAMBODIA - 177 LAOS - 9 SYRIA - 40
HONG KONG SPECIAL LEBANON - 86 THAILAND - 81
- ADMIN. REGION - 81 MALAYSIA - 76 TAIWAN - 398
INDONESIA - 245 MALDIVES - 0 - UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - 19
IRAN - 1,361 MONGOLIA - 113 YEMEN - 43

 

EUROPE

ALBANIA 1,988
ANDORRA 0
ARMENIA 691
ARUBA 5
AUSTRIA 74
AZERBAIJAN 125
BELARUS 705
BELGIUM 57
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA 90
BULGARIA 1,674
CROATIA 40
CYPRUS 7
CZECH REPUBLIC 85
DENMARK 50
ESTONIA 40
FINLAND 33
FRANCE 380
FRENCH POLYNESIA 10
FRENCH SOUTHERN AND ANTARCTIC LANDS 1
GUADELOUPE 3
MARTINIQUE 2
NEW CALEDONIA 3
REUNION 8
GEORGIA 323
GERMANY 1,047
GREECE 41
GREENLAND 3
HUNGARY 138
ICELAND 13
IRELAND 160
ITALY 214
KAZAKHSTAN 177
KYRGYZSTAN 123
LATVIA 75
LIECHTENSTEIN 0
LITHUANIA 298
LUXEMBOURG 6
MACEDONIA, FORMER YUGOSLAV REP. OF 213
MALTA 4
MOLDOVA 273
MONACO 1
NETHERLANDS 88
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES 8
NORTHERN IRELAND 42
NORWAY 21
PORTUGAL 29
MACAU 8
ROMANIA 1,255
SAN MARINO 0
SERBIA & MONTENEGRO 505
SLOVAKIA 171
SLOVENIA 7
SPAIN 97
WESTERN SAHARA 1
SWEDEN 121
SWITZERLAND 104
TAJIKISTAN 84
TURKEY 1,418
TURKMENISTAN 59
UKRAINE 7,205
UZBEKISTAN 1,536
VATICAN CITY 0

 

 

NORTH AMERICA

BAHAMAS , THE   -  12

 

OCEANIA

AUSTRALIA - 532 NEW ZEALAND - 205
Christmas Islands - 0 Niue - 0
Cocos Islands - 1 PALAU - 3
Cook Islands - 3 PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 6
FIJI - 514 SAMOA - 10
KIRIBATI - 0 SOLOMON ISLANDS - 2
MARSHALL ISLANDS - 1 TONGA 109
MICRONESIA , FEDERATED STATES OF - 4 TUVALU - 7
NAURU - 1 VANUATU - 0

 

SOUTH AMERICA, CENTRAL AMERICA, AND THE CARIBBEAN

 

ANTIGUA & 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
BOLIVIA - 88 GUYANA - 17 THE GRENADINES - 3
BRAZIL - 488 HONDURAS - 28 SURINAME - 3
CHILE - 42 NICARAGUA - 19 TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO - 85
COSTA RICA - 18 PANAMA - 14 URUGUAY - 4
CUBA - 427 PARAGUAY - 20 VENEZUELA - 226

 

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

 

2006/691


Released on July 18, 2006

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