Country of birth
Each year the U.S. Citizenship
and Immigration Services identifies the countries whose
natives will be ineligible for the annual DV Lottery.
Unfortunately, if you were born in a country that is not currently eligible, you cannot apply for a DV Green Card.
There are however exceptions to this rule :
1) If your spouse was born in a country that can actively participate.
2) If you were born in an excluded country, you may still be eligible if both of your parents stayed there only temporarily (example: for studies or work). In this case, both parents must have been born in a country that is eligible.
Which nationals can’t participate in the DV Program ?
China (including Hong Kong SAR)
United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its territories
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