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Green Card Lottery DV-2008 Results

Below is the data sheet for DV-2008, including total number of applicants by country, total number of lottery winners by country, and chances of winning. As discussed in the green card lottery overview, winning the lottery doesn't guarantee a green card. Instead, one still has to meet all eligibility requirements for an immigrant visa or adjustment of status, and must complete the application process by the end of a fiscal year. In addition, the Department of State has selected more entries than DV visas available, anticipating that some of the first 50,000 applicants selected may be ineligible or choose not to proceed with a visa application.

Natives of the following countries were not eligible to participate in DV-2008: Brazil, Canada, China (mainland-born, excluding Hong Kong S.A.R. and Taiwan), Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Russia, South Korea, the United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam.

2008 Green Card Lottery (DV-2008) Results and Statistics
  Entrants
Derivatives
Total
Winners Winning Percentage by Country Worldwide Winning Odds (per 10,000)
Afghanistan
5,090 7,305 12,395 57 0.46% 0.057
Albania
67,381 94,979 162,360 2,862 1.76% 2.844
Algeria
59,146 22,457 81,603 1,926 2.36% 1.914
Andorra
94 30 124 1 0.81% 0.001
Angola
764 819 1,583 27 1.71% 0.027
Antigua and Barbuda
316 244 560 1 0.18% 0.001
Argentina
7,897 7,862 15,759 106 0.67% 0.105
Armenia
26,575 35,935 62,510 1,130 1.81% 1.123
Aruba
205 184 389 0 0.00% 0.000
Australia
9,838 4,288 14,126 649 4.59% 0.645
Austria
4,440 2,591 7,031 70 1.00% 0.070
Azerbaijan
6,736 8,224 14,960 271 1.81% 0.269
Bahamas
1,489 1,158 2,647 17 0.64% 0.017
Bahrain
959 582 1,541 11 0.71% 0.011
Bangladesh
1,754,789 409,799 2,164,588 5,983 0.28% 5.945
Barbados
910 418 1,328 17 1.28% 0.017
Belarus
30,678 29,098 59,776 1,072 1.79% 1.065
Belgium
3,123 2,242 5,365 89 1.66% 0.088
Belize
601 509 1,110 14 1.26% 0.014
Benin
12,489 6,269 18,758 438 2.34% 0.435
Bhutan
351 367 718 10 1.39% 0.010
Bolivia
7,031 7,993 15,024 148 0.99% 0.147
Bosnia and Herzegovina
2,659 2,869 5,528 73 1.32% 0.073
Botswana
483 353 836 22 2.63% 0.022
Brazil
    0 0   0.000
Brunei
155 147 302 2 0.66% 0.002
Bulgaria
45,813 40,367 86,180 1,567 1.82% 1.557
Burkina Faso
6,259 2,219 8,478 186 2.19% 0.185
Burma
64,720 45,183 109,903 653 0.59% 0.649
Burundi
1,784 1,410 3,194 39 1.22% 0.039
Cambodia
23,518 13,290 36,808 187 0.51% 0.186
Cameroon
87,939 49,985 137,924 3,152 2.29% 3.132
Cape Verde
248 180 428 13 3.04% 0.013
Central African Republic
455 438 893 8 0.90% 0.008
Chad
1,425 750 2,175 47 2.16% 0.047
Chile
2,473 2,733 5,206 26 0.50% 0.026
China-Taiwan
40,811 37,106 77,917   0.00% 0.000
Christmas Island
6 7 13 0 0.00% 0.000
Cocos Islands
10 6 16   0.00% 0.000
Comoros
200 100 300 5 1.67% 0.005
Congo, Democratic Republic of
The
28,041 22,652 50,693 111 0.22% 0.110
Congo, Republic of The
2,919 2,265 5,184 1,206 23.26% 1.198
Cook Islands
22 14 36 0 0.00% 0.000
Costa Rica
2,921 2,686 5,607 22 0.39% 0.022
Cote d'Ivoire
19,499 8,484 27,983 614 2.19% 0.610
Croatia
2,426 1,706 4,132 41 0.99% 0.041
Cuba
38,234 45,645 83,879 691 0.82% 0.687
Cyprus
574 324 898 16 1.78% 0.016
Czech Republic
4,967 2,944 7,911 158 2.00% 0.157
Denmark
2,372 1,660 4,032 58 1.44% 0.058
Djibouti
764 197 961 20 2.08% 0.020
Dominica
801 720 1,521 9 0.59% 0.009
East Timor
74 44 118 217 183.90% 0.216
Ecuador
14,193 15,877 30,070 4,392 14.61% 4.364
Egypt
291,220 344,781 636,001   0.00% 0.000
Equatorial Guinea
271 147 418 7 1.67% 0.007
Eritrea
22,774 17,987 40,761 878 2.15% 0.872
Estonia
2,116 1,720 3,836 37 0.96% 0.037
Ethiopia
518,877 203,620 722,497 5,241 0.73% 5.208
Fiji
6,324 8,326 14,650 630 4.30% 0.626
Finland
2,057 1,852 3,909 59 1.51% 0.059
France
22,102 13,590 35,692 603 1.69% 0.599
French Guiana
70 56 126 6 4.76% 0.006
French Polynesia
202 144 346 6 1.73% 0.006
French Southern and Antarctic
Lands
26 23 49 0 0.00% 0.000
Gabon
1,184 575 1,759 37 2.10% 0.037
Gambia
2,743 1,532 4,275 57 1.33% 0.057
Georgia
16,197 15,999 32,196 516 1.60% 0.513
Germany
59,149 39,601 98,750 1,469 1.49% 1.460
Ghana
212,445 88,926 301,371 5,914 1.96% 5.876
Greece
2,326 1,639 3,965 77 1.94% 0.077
Greenland
39 20 59   0.00% 0.000
Grenada
624 351 975 1 0.10% 0.001
Guadeloupe
201 142 343 4 1.17% 0.004
Guatemala
3,283 3,877 7,160 74 1.03% 0.074
Guinea
17,789 7,098 24,887 463 1.86% 0.460
Guinea-Bissau
203 119 322 4 1.24% 0.004
Guyana
1,922 1,936 3,858 24 0.62% 0.024
Honduras
2,884 3,618 6,502 42 0.65% 0.042
Hong Kong Special
Administrative Region
7,248 5,647 12,895 69 0.54% 0.069
Hungary
7,557 5,537 13,094 182 1.39% 0.181
Iceland
553 519 1,072 13 1.21% 0.013
Indonesia
23,962 23,618 47,580 266 0.56% 0.264
Iran
129,226 120,277 249,503 1,435 0.58% 1.426
Iraq
11,834 17,997 29,831 164 0.55% 0.163
Ireland
8,748 2,635 11,383 162 1.42% 0.161
Israel
14,356 16,834 31,190 150 0.48% 0.149
Italy
14,216 7,901 22,117 363 1.64% 0.361
Japan
37,417 25,762 63,179 382 0.60% 0.380
Jordan
7,017 9,686 16,703 56 0.34% 0.056
Kazakhstan
8,168 9,359 17,527 304 1.73% 0.302
Kenya
118,259 80,607 198,866 4,547 2.29% 4.518
Kiribati
45 47 92 9 9.78% 0.009
Kosovo
    0     0.000
Kuwait
2,752 3,302 6,054 46 0.76% 0.046
Kyrgyzstan
4,919 6,081 11,000 180 1.64% 0.179
Laos
966 994 1,960 7 0.36% 0.007
Latvia
3,203 2,591 5,794 75 1.29% 0.075
Lebanon
11,374 14,684 26,058 190 0.73% 0.189
Lesotho
102 98 200 4 2.00% 0.004
Liberia
53,262 52,881 106,143 2,148 2.02% 2.134
Libya
2,225 1,928 4,153 88 2.12% 0.087
Liechtenstein
23 16 39 0 0.00% 0.000
Lithuania
9,954 8,514 18,468 334 1.81% 0.332
Luxembourg
200 125 325 12 3.69% 0.012
Macau Special Administrative
Region
535 358 893 19 2.13% 0.019
Macedonia, The Former
Yugoslav Republic of
8,857 10,695 19,552 343 1.75% 0.341
Macedonia
    0     0.000
Madagascar
855 979 1,834 43 2.34% 0.043
Malawi
861 864 1,725 53 3.07% 0.053
Malaysia
8,516 7,973 16,489 87 0.53% 0.086
Maldives
77 68 145 0 0.00% 0.000
Mali
5,836 1,798 7,634 171 2.24% 0.170
Malta
305 262 567 5 0.88% 0.005
Marshall Islands
6 4 10 0 0.00% 0.000
Martinique
143 100 243 4 1.65% 0.004
Mauritania
873 317 1,190 27 2.27% 0.027
Mauritius
1,135 1,377 2,512 62 2.47% 0.062
Micronesia, Federated States of
18 17 35 0 0.00% 0.000
Moldova
13,876 12,448 26,324 474 1.80% 0.471
Monaco
73 23 96 4 4.17% 0.004
Mongolia
16,681 22,283 38,964 259 0.66% 0.257
Montenegro
933 1,061 1,994 22 1.10% 0.022
Morocco
174,361 33,968 208,329 5,017 2.41% 4.985
Mozambique
332 366 698 8 1.15% 0.008
Namibia
350 310 660 12 1.82% 0.012
Nauru
62 20 82 1 1.22% 0.001
Nepal
222,477 167,512 389,989 2,562 0.66% 2.546
Netherlands
4,932 4,187 9,119 123 1.35% 0.122
Netherlands Antilles
427 365 792 18 2.27% 0.018
New Caledonia
56 23 79 0 0.00% 0.000
New Zealand
3,976 2,428 6,404 260 4.06% 0.258
Nicaragua
2,169 2,285 4,454 39 0.88% 0.039
Niger
4,896 1,366 6,262 165 2.63% 0.164
Nigeria
684,735 493,158 1,177,893 8,773 0.74% 8.717
Niue
171 118 289 5 1.73% 0.005
North Korea
339 492 831 4 0.48% 0.004
Northern Ireland
1,841 987 2,828 34 1.20% 0.034
Norway
1,951 1,212 3,163 43 1.36% 0.043
Oman
293 234 527 5 0.95% 0.005
Palau
47 66 113 7 6.19% 0.007
Panama
1,822 1,634 3,456 17 0.49% 0.017
Papua New Guinea
93 98 191 4 2.09% 0.004
Paraguay
1,418 1,566 2,984 26 0.87% 0.026
Peru
    0 0   0.000
Portugal
1,968 1,718 3,686 48 1.30% 0.048
Qatar
714 799 1,513 6 0.40% 0.006
Reunion
133 112 245 0 0.00% 0.000
Romania
48,038 43,193 91,231 1,526 1.67% 1.516
Russia
    0     0.000
Rwanda
3,611 2,485 6,096 138 2.26% 0.137
Saint Kitts and Nevis
247 125 372 1 0.27% 0.001
Saint Lucia
862 516 1,378 5 0.36% 0.005
Saint Vincent and the
Grenadines
463 296 759 1 0.13% 0.001
Samoa
158 238 396 27 6.82% 0.027
San Marino
7 6 13 0 0.00% 0.000
Sao Tome and Principe
32 19 51   0.00% 0.000
Saudi Arabia
4,814 4,903 9,717 61 0.63% 0.061
Senegal
31,079 6,655 37,734 917 2.43% 0.911
Serbia and Montenegro
    0     0.000
Serbia
17,188 16,431 33,619 557 1.66% 0.553
Seychelles
92 71 163   0.00% 0.000
Sierra Leone
80,148 16,975 97,123 1,137 1.17% 1.130
Singapore
4,612 4,524 9,136 70 0.77% 0.070
Slovakia
6,629 4,347 10,976 157 1.43% 0.156
Slovenia
598 362 960 12 1.25% 0.012
Solomon Islands
16 9 25 2 8.00% 0.002
Somalia
11,052 4,595 15,647 214 1.37% 0.213
South Africa
14,646 15,568 30,214 713 2.36% 0.708
Spain
5,285 3,273 8,558 135 1.58% 0.134
Sri Lanka
49,805 52,085 101,890 675 0.66% 0.671
St. Pierre and Miquelon
25 19 44   0.00% 0.000
Sudan
36,258 19,971 56,229 1,147 2.04% 1.140
Suriname
503 465 968 3 0.31% 0.003
Swaziland
114 90 204 4 1.96% 0.004
Sweden
5,990 3,931 9,921 118 1.19% 0.117
Switzerland
7,036 4,145 11,181 132 1.18% 0.131
Syria
5,288 6,380 11,668 94 0.81% 0.093
Taiwan
      446   0.443
Tajikistan
2,790 3,871 6,661 126 1.89% 0.125
Tanzania
5,823 5,728 11,551 218 1.89% 0.217
Thailand
11,377 6,679 18,056 108 0.60% 0.107
Timor-Leste
    0     0.000
Togo
47,826 16,675 64,501 1,509 2.34% 1.499
Tonga
1,305 2,402 3,707 120 3.24% 0.119
Trinidad and Tobago
6,063 5,427 11,490 82 0.71% 0.081
Tunisia
4,581 2,103 6,684 150 2.24% 0.149
Turkey
77,538 48,070 125,608 2,188 1.74% 2.174
Turkmenistan
3,090 3,477 6,567 124 1.89% 0.123
Tuvalu
6 10 16 0 0.00% 0.000
Uganda
9,882 7,194 17,076 370 2.17% 0.368
Ukraine
619,584 271,395 890,979 5,018 0.56% 4.986
United Arab Emirates
2,227 1,347 3,574 27 0.76% 0.027
Uruguay
1,292 1,381 2,673 23 0.86% 0.023
Uzbekistan
61,938 91,723 153,661 3,101 2.02% 3.081
Vanuatu
30 29 59 0 0.00% 0.000
Vatican City
14 5 19   0.00% 0.000
Venezuela
16,508 20,093 36,601 256 0.70% 0.254
Wallis and Futuna
10 8 18 1 5.56% 0.001
Western Sahara
25 8 33 0 0.00% 0.000
Yemen
9,763 4,568 14,331 70 0.49% 0.070
Zambia
3,322 3,887 7,209 214 2.97% 0.213
Zimbabwe
4,153 4,708 8,861 167 1.88% 0.166
Total 6,455,167 3,609,149 10,064,316 96,683