This list is unchanged from last year.  Not all countries in the six eligible regions fall within the Green Card Lottery program. Because each of the following countries has sent more than 50‚000 immigrants to the United States in the past five years, natives of these countries will not be eligible for the DV-2017 Lottery:

  • Bangladesh,
  • Brazil,
  • Canada,
  • China (mainland-born),
  • Colombia,
  • Dominican Republic,
  • Ecuador,
  • El Salvador,
  • Haiti,
  • India,
  • Jamaica,
  • Mexico,
  • Nigeria,
  • Pakistan,
  • Peru,
  • Philippines,
  • South Korea,
  • United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories,
  • Vietnam.