DV-2020 Allowed Countries.

DV-2020 Allowed Countries are searched by millions of people in the internet to see whether their country is allowed to participate or not. The allowed country list is now available in the internet. The list was announced by the US State Department, just before the DV Lottery application submission period.

Which countries are NOT eligible for green card lottery 2020?

Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (mainland-born), Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam.
Persons born in Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, and Taiwan are eligible.

DV-2020 Allowed Countries List.
Now available through the American Government website. It is very big and we can’t publish it here.
If your country is not in the Not eligible country list, then you can participate, if you meet the education/work experience. All the African countries except Nigeria born people are allowed to participate in the DV2020 draw.

 

If you see the DV-2019 instructions, following countries are not eligible to apply,because more than 50,000 natives of these countries immigrated to the United States in the previous five years.
They were Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (mainland-born), Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam.

Persons born in Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR and Taiwan are eligible.

Special notice.
Persons born in the areas administered prior to June 1967 by Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Egypt are chargeable,
respectively, to Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Egypt. Persons born in the Gaza Strip are chargeable to Egypt; persons
born in the West Bank are chargeable to Jordan; persons born in the Golan Heights are chargeable to Syria.

Not born in a qualifying country?

You can still Participate in the Draw, If you are eligible in any of the following method.

There are two circumstances in which you still might be eligible to apply. First, if your derivative spouse was
born in an eligible country, you may claim charge ability to that country. As your eligibility is based on your
spouse, you will be issued an immigrant visa only if your spouse is also eligible for and issued an immigrant visa. Both of you must enter the United States together using your DVs. Similarly, your minor dependent child can be “charged” to a parent’s country of birth.

Second, you can be “charged” to the country of birth of either of your parents as long as neither of your parents was born in or a resident of your country of birth at the time of your birth. People are not generally considered residents of a country in which they were not born or legally naturalized, if they were only visiting, studying in the country temporarily, or stationed temporarily for business or professional reasons on behalf of a company or government of a country other than the one in which you were born.

If you claim alternate changeability through either of the above, you must provide an explanation on the E-DV Entry Form, in question #6.

Is Nigeria is in the eligible country list for the DV lottery 2020?
Nigeria and Bangladesh born people are not allowed to participate in the DV-2020 program, as per its instructions.

All the African country born people are allowed to participate in DV-2020, except the Nigerian born ones.

Read DV-2020 Instructions for the allowed country list.

Allowed Countries
DV Lottery 2020

Allowed Country List For Africa.

Algeria, Angola,
Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi
Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea,Ethiopia, Gabon,Gambia, The, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe,Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

How ever persons born in the areas administered prior to June 1967 by Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Egypt are chargeable,
respectively, to Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Egypt. Persons born in the Gaza Strip are chargeable to Egypt; persons
born in the West Bank are chargeable to Jordan; persons born in the Golan Heights are chargeable to Syria.

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