Diversity Visa Lottery 2006 (DV-2006) Results

The
Kentucky Consular Center in Williamsburg, Kentucky has registered and
notified the winners of the DV-2006 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 90,000 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-2006 numbers will be used
during fiscal year 2006 (October 1, 2005 until September 30, 2006).

Applicants
registered for the DV-2005 program were selected at random from over
6.3 million qualified entries received during the 60-day application
period that ran from 12:00 AM on November 5, 2004, until midnight,
January 7, 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
2006 will end. Selected applicants who do not receive visas by
September 30, 2006 will derive no further benefit from their DV-2006
registration. Similarly, spouses and children accompanying or following
to join DV-2006 principal applicants are only entitled to derivative
diversity visa status until September 30, 2006.

Only
participants in the DV-2006 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-2007 lottery if
they wish. The dates for the registration period for the DV-2007
lottery program will be widely publicized during August 2005.

*
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.

The following is the statistical breakdown by foreign-state chargeability of those registered for the DV-2006 program:

AFRICA

ALGERIA

1,377

ERITREA

672

ANGOLA

21

ETHIOPIA

6,995

BENIN

328

GABON

26

BOTSWANA

11

GAMBIA, THE

127

BURKINA FASO

164

GHANA

 3,880

BURUNDI

60

GUINEA

 249

CAMEROON

1,639 

GUINEA-BISSAU

3

CAPE VERDE

2

KENYA

2,827

CENTRAL AFRICAN REP.

10

LESOTHO

0

CHAD

30

LIBERIA

695

COMOROS

3

LIBYA

51

CONGO

149

MADAGASCAR

22

CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE

665

MALAWI

27

COTE D’IVOIRE

374

MALI

99

DJIBOUTI

12

MAURITANIA

31

EGYPT

6,439

MAURITIUS

8

EQUATORIAL GUINEA

MOROCCO

5,980

NAMIBIA 5

MOZAMBIQUE

6  

NIGER

62

SOUTH AFRICA

311

NIGERIA

6,191

SUDAN

805

RWANDA

26

SWAZILAND

9

SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE

2

TANZANIA

251

SENEGAL

280

TOGO

2,138

SEYCHELLES

4

TUNISIA

122

SIERRA LEONE

555

UGANDA

190

SOMALIA

221

ZAMBIA

99

 

 

ZIMBABWE

157

 

ASIA

AFGHANISTAN

52

MALAYSIA

55

BAHRAIN

0

MALDIVES

0

BANGLADESH

5,456

MONGOLIA

 141

BHUTAN

3

NEPAL 

1,934

BRUNEI

1

NORTH KOREA

0

BURMA

659

OMAN 

3

CAMBODIA

107

QATAR

7

HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMIN. REGION

83

SAUDI ARABIA

55

INDONESIA

263

SINGAPORE

40

IRAN

934

SRI LANKA

387

IRAQ

84

SYRIA

47

ISRAEL

116

THAILAND

76

JAPAN

336

TAIWAN

353

JORDAN

81

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

30

KUWAIT

15

YEMEN

47

LAOS

0

   

LEBANON

108

   

 

EUROPE

ALBANIA

2,504

GEORGIA

331

ANDORRA 

0

GERMANY

998

ARMENIA

757

GREECE

68

AUSTRIA

62

HUNGARY

152

AZERBAIJAN

196

ICELAND

13

BELARUS

698

IRELAND

145

BELGIUM

28

ITALY

210

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

70

KAZAKHSTAN 

244

BULGARIA

2,131

KYRGYZSTAN 

132

CROATIA

42

LATVIA

97

CYPRUS

18

LIECHTENSTEIN

0

CZECH REPUBLIC

104

LITHUANIA

488

DENMARK 

43

LUXEMBOURG

0

ESTONIA

44

MACEDONIA, FORMER YUGOSLAV REP. OF

202

FINLAND

61

MALTA

7

FRANCE

340

MOLDOVA

285

FRENCH POLYNESIA 

1

MONACO

1

MARTINIQUE

1

NETHERLANDS

105

REUNION

1

SLOVENIA

5

NETHERLANDS ANTILLES

8

SPAIN

61

NORTHERN IRELAND

63

SWEDEN

110

NORWAY

30

SWITZERLAND

139

POLAND

3,416

TAJIKISTAN

42

PORTUGAL

28

TURKEY

1,357

MACAU

5

TURKMENISTAN

76

ROMANIA

1,716

UKRAINE

5,269

SAN MARINO

0

UZBEKISTAN

1,346

SERBIA & MONTENEGRO

507

VATICAN CITY

0

SLOVAKIA

223

   

 

NORTH AMERICA

BAHAMAS, THE

12

 

 

 

OCEANIA

AUSTRALIA

837

NAURU

7

CHRISTMAS ISLANDS

4

NEW ZEALAND

292

FIJI

757

COOK ISLANDS

0

KIRIBATI

5

NIUE

5

MARSHALL ISLAND

0

PALAU

1

MICRONESIA, FEDERATED STATES OF

7

PAPUA NEW GUINEA 

10

SAMOA

11

TUVALU

8

SOLOMON ISLAND

0

VANUATU

0

TONGA

171

 

 

 

SOUTH AMERICA, CENTRAL AMERICA, AND THE CARIBBEAN

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

1

DOMINICA

3

ARGENTINA

134

ECUADOR

285

BARBADOS

5

GRENADA

2

BELIZE

8

GUATEMALA

28

BOLIVIA

205

GUYANA

36

BRAZIL

377

HONDURAS

29

CHILE

35

NICARAGUA

32

COSTA RICA

34

PANAMA 

24

CUBA

584

PARAGUAY

6

PERU

2,197

SURINAME

4

SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS

3

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

120

SAINT LUCIA 

2

URUGUAY

15

SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES

3

VENEZUELA

266

Natives
of the following countries were not eligible to participate in DV-2006:
Canada, China (mainland-born, excluding Hong Kong S.A.R., and Taiwan),
Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica,
Mexico, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia, South Korea, United Kingdom
(except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam.

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