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Green Card Lottery DV-2009 Results

Below is the data sheet for DV-2009, 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-2009: Brazil, Canada, China (mainland-born, excluding Hong Kong S.A.R., and Taiwan), Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Russia, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam.

2009 Green Card Lottery (DV-2009) Results and Statistics
  Entrants
Derivatives
Total
Winners Winning Percentage by Country Worldwide Winning Odds (per 10,000)
Afghanistan
9,255 10,046 19,301 117 0.61% 0.089
Albania
68,584 92,226 160,810 2,894 1.80% 2.195
Algeria
71,364 26,185 97,549 2,205 2.26% 1.672
Andorra
92 42 134 0 0.00% 0.000
Angola
886 1,175 2,061 38 1.84% 0.029
Antigua and Barbuda
324 251 575 5 0.87% 0.004
Argentina
6,657 6,552 13,209 174 1.32% 0.132
Armenia
29,487 38,714 68,201 1,285 1.88% 0.975
Aruba
240 239 479 0 0.00% 0.000
Australia
9,765 4,448 14,213 590 4.15% 0.447
Austria
4,721 2,650 7,371 145 1.97% 0.110
Azerbaijan
7,255 8,569 15,824 345 2.18% 0.262
Bahamas
1,778 1,415 3,193 12 0.38% 0.009
Bahrain
1,589 764 2,353 18 0.76% 0.014
Bangladesh
4,313,346 805,330 5,118,676 6,023 0.12% 4.568
Barbados
1,440 569 2,009 8 0.40% 0.006
Belarus
35,293 31,964 67,257 1,240 1.84% 0.940
Belgium
3,555 2,600 6,155 82 1.33% 0.062
Belize
480 526 1,006 4 0.40% 0.003
Benin
11,883 5,599 17,482 390 2.23% 0.296
Bhutan
295 285 580 4 0.69% 0.003
Bolivia
5,038 5,714 10,752 108 1.00% 0.082
Bosnia and Herzegovina
2,486 2,566 5,052 158 3.13% 0.120
Botswana
486 377 863 22 2.55% 0.017
Brazil
    0     0.000
Brunei
184 181 365 0 0.00% 0.000
Bulgaria
33,573 28,759 62,332 1,154 1.85% 0.875
Burkina Faso
5,534 1,974 7,508 129 1.72% 0.098
Burma
51,071 37,751 88,822 556 0.63% 0.422
Burundi
2,823 2,484 5,307 86 1.62% 0.065
Cambodia
35,640 14,414 50,054 287 0.57% 0.218
Cameroon
109,336 58,775 168,111 3,659 2.18% 2.775
Cape Verde
263 258 521 9 1.73% 0.007
Central African Republic
432 336 768 21 2.73% 0.016
Chad
1,287 709 1,996 27 1.35% 0.020
Chile
2,399 2,521 4,920 50 1.02% 0.038
China-Taiwan
37,555 33,679 71,234   0.00% 0.000
Christmas Island
14 15 29 0 0.00% 0.000
Cocos Islands
9 10 19   0.00% 0.000
Comoros
160 80 240 6 2.50% 0.005
Congo, Democratic Republic of
The
37,726 30,580 68,306 65 0.10% 0.049
Congo, Republic of The
2,506 2,057 4,563 1,582 34.67% 1.200
Cook Islands
17 21 38 0 0.00% 0.000
Costa Rica
3,319 3,221 6,540 67 1.02% 0.051
Cote d'Ivoire
21,642 8,489 30,131 642 2.13% 0.487
Croatia
2,497 1,814 4,311 75 1.74% 0.057
Cuba
28,287 33,827 62,114 555 0.89% 0.421
Cyprus
679 462 1,141 42 3.68% 0.032
Czech Republic
4,609 2,969 7,578 140 1.85% 0.106
Denmark
2,282 1,608 3,890 48 1.23% 0.036
Djibouti
1,126 326 1,452 26 1.79% 0.020
Dominica
787 763 1,550 30 1.94% 0.023
East Timor
59 46 105   0.00% 0.000
Ecuador
    0     0.000
Egypt
292,579 355,967 648,546 4,831 0.74% 3.664
Equatorial Guinea
255 153 408 10 2.45% 0.008
Eritrea
20,452 16,417 36,869 829 2.25% 0.629
Estonia
1,818 1,491 3,309 58 1.75% 0.044
Ethiopia
483,105 187,702 670,807 5,200 0.78% 3.944
Fiji
6,947 9,167 16,114 760 4.72% 0.576
Finland
2,186 2,001 4,187 72 1.72% 0.055
France
24,923 14,883 39,806 738 1.85% 0.560
French Guiana
88 57 145 11 7.59% 0.008
French Polynesia
251 187 438 2 0.46% 0.002
French Southern and Antarctic
Lands
29 11 40 1 2.50% 0.001
Gabon
1,339 612 1,951 35 1.79% 0.027
Gambia
4,653 2,477 7,130 168 2.36% 0.127
Georgia
15,651 16,371 32,022 661 2.06% 0.501
Germany
61,901 42,828 104,729 1,973 1.88% 1.496
Ghana
274,626 106,992 381,618 7,322 1.92% 5.553
Greece
2,305 1,612 3,917 63 1.61% 0.048
Greenland
48 21 69 1 1.45% 0.001
Grenada
626 410 1,036 6 0.58% 0.005
Guadeloupe
249 172 421 0 0.00% 0.000
Guatemala
    0 6   0.005
Guinea
16,962 6,790 23,752 469 1.97% 0.356
Guinea-Bissau
179 107 286 9 3.15% 0.007
Guyana
1,532 1,579 3,111 41 1.32% 0.031
Honduras
3,487 4,398 7,885 77 0.98% 0.058
Hong Kong Special
Administrative Region
6,380 4,671 11,051 75 0.68% 0.057
Hungary
7,917 6,363 14,280 271 1.90% 0.206
Iceland
555 547 1,102 25 2.27% 0.019
Indonesia
23,466 23,141 46,607 230 0.49% 0.174
Iran
139,395 127,131 266,526 1,689 0.63% 1.281
Iraq
10,742 17,070 27,812 154 0.55% 0.117
Ireland
7,144 2,748 9,892 132 1.33% 0.100
Israel
13,111 15,812 28,923 194 0.67% 0.147
Italy
15,492 8,680 24,172 433 1.79% 0.328
Japan
33,983 23,401 57,384 320 0.56% 0.243
Jordan
9,762 14,105 23,867 161 0.67% 0.122
Kazakhstan
8,812 9,833 18,645 336 1.80% 0.255
Kenya
115,114 73,859 188,973 4,307 2.28% 3.267
Kiribati
41 48 89 2 2.25% 0.002
Kosovo
    0     0.000
Kuwait
4,469 5,693 10,162 43 0.42% 0.033
Kyrgyzstan
4,575 5,570 10,145 169 1.67% 0.128
Laos
391 475 866 2 0.23% 0.002
Latvia
2,669 2,140 4,809 100 2.08% 0.076
Lebanon
14,018 20,043 34,061 193 0.57% 0.146
Lesotho
144 141 285 4 1.40% 0.003
Liberia
86,933 79,441 166,374 3,440 2.07% 2.609
Libya
2,466 2,481 4,947 117 2.37% 0.089
Liechtenstein
36 29 65 1 1.54% 0.001
Lithuania
6,840 5,763 12,603 273 2.17% 0.207
Luxembourg
244 159 403 1 0.25% 0.001
Macau Special Administrative
Region
501 267 768 12 1.56% 0.009
Macedonia, The Former
Yugoslav Republic of
7,224 8,559 15,783 322 2.04% 0.244
Macedonia
    0     0.000
Madagascar
956 1,138 2,094 46 2.20% 0.035
Malawi
890 793 1,683 29 1.72% 0.022
Malaysia
8,467 8,228 16,695 85 0.51% 0.064
Maldives
131 141 272 4 1.47% 0.003
Mali
4,117 1,663 5,780 124 2.15% 0.094
Malta
333 317 650 9 1.38% 0.007
Marshall Islands
11 4 15 0 0.00% 0.000
Martinique
211 132 343 4 1.17% 0.003
Mauritania
1,058 418 1,476 39 2.64% 0.030
Mauritius
1,294 1,634 2,928 62 2.12% 0.047
Micronesia, Federated States of
27 24 51 2 3.92% 0.002
Moldova
18,782 13,568 32,350 542 1.68% 0.411
Monaco
78 27 105 0 0.00% 0.000
Mongolia
11,577 15,242 26,819 191 0.71% 0.145
Montenegro
729 773 1,502 20 1.33% 0.015
Morocco
140,950 27,793 168,743 3,280 1.94% 2.488
Mozambique
299 328 627 22 3.51% 0.017
Namibia
396 346 742 20 2.70% 0.015
Nauru
67 27 94 1 1.06% 0.001
Nepal
170,716 127,425 298,141 1,891 0.63% 1.434
Netherlands
4,950 4,291 9,241 226 2.45% 0.171
Netherlands Antilles
516 514 1,030 34 3.30% 0.026
New Caledonia
77 65 142 9 6.34% 0.007
New Zealand
3,928 2,477 6,405 269 4.20% 0.204
Nicaragua
2,872 3,164 6,036 58 0.96% 0.044
Niger
2,575 975 3,550 64 1.80% 0.049
Nigeria
752,721 475,752 1,228,473 6,041 0.49% 4.582
Niue
157 80 237 11 4.64% 0.008
North Korea
220 250 470 2 0.43% 0.002
Northern Ireland
1,568 1,092 2,660 35 1.32% 0.027
Norway
2,055 1,376 3,431 54 1.57% 0.041
Oman
352 299 651 10 1.54% 0.008
Palau
46 63 109 0 0.00% 0.000
Panama
1,823 1,727 3,550 38 1.07% 0.029
Papua New Guinea
104 127 231 15 6.49% 0.011
Paraguay
1,044 1,139 2,183 10 0.46% 0.008
Peru
    0     0.000
Portugal
1,933 1,752 3,685 92 2.50% 0.070
Qatar
1,007 1,205 2,212 10 0.45% 0.008
Reunion
147 90 237 0 0.00% 0.000
Romania
23,997 21,363 45,360 757 1.67% 0.574
Russia
    0     0.000
Rwanda
4,170 2,361 6,531 111 1.70% 0.084
Saint Kitts and Nevis
250 180 430 1 0.23% 0.001
Saint Lucia
759 565 1,324 4 0.30% 0.003
Saint Vincent and the
Grenadines
501 302 803 9 1.12% 0.007
Samoa
223 306 529 20 3.78% 0.015
San Marino
10 3 13 0 0.00% 0.000
Sao Tome and Principe
48 23 71 1 1.41% 0.001
Saudi Arabia
7,186 7,653 14,839 128 0.86% 0.097
Senegal
41,963 7,979 49,942 1,160 2.32% 0.880
Serbia and Montenegro
    0     0.000
Serbia
17,364 17,100 34,464 656 1.90% 0.498
Seychelles
124 59 183 8 4.37% 0.006
Sierra Leone
131,788 17,386 149,174 2,230 1.49% 1.691
Singapore
4,153 4,143 8,296 38 0.46% 0.029
Slovakia
5,112 3,369 8,481 169 1.99% 0.128
Slovenia
624 424 1,048 21 2.00% 0.016
Solomon Islands
19 17 36 0 0.00% 0.000
Somalia
10,441 4,895 15,336 256 1.67% 0.194
South Africa
18,086 20,073 38,159 909 2.38% 0.689
Spain
5,254 3,114 8,368 172 2.06% 0.130
Sri Lanka
58,074 64,229 122,303 792 0.65% 0.601
St. Pierre and Miquelon
28 17 45   0.00% 0.000
Sudan
39,621 21,818 61,439 1,143 1.86% 0.867
Suriname
460 470 930 5 0.54% 0.004
Swaziland
118 85 203 6 2.96% 0.005
Sweden
6,041 4,172 10,213 226 2.21% 0.171
Switzerland
7,245 4,348 11,593 230 1.98% 0.174
Syria
6,285 8,789 15,074 108 0.72% 0.082
Taiwan
      431   0.327
Tajikistan
3,821 5,007 8,828 168 1.90% 0.127
Tanzania
6,128 5,780 11,908 298 2.50% 0.226
Thailand
9,333 5,519 14,852 110 0.74% 0.083
Timor-Leste
      1   0.001
Togo
34,029 10,020 44,049 956 2.17% 0.725
Tonga
1,000 1,658 2,658 129 4.85% 0.098
Trinidad and Tobago
6,648 6,297 12,945 141 1.09% 0.107
Tunisia
4,330 2,167 6,497 155 2.39% 0.118
Turkey
77,156 47,829 124,985 2,331 1.87% 1.768
Turkmenistan
2,713 3,036 5,749 111 1.93% 0.084
Tuvalu
11 12 23 1 4.35% 0.001
Uganda
10,950 6,985 17,935 433 2.41% 0.328
Ukraine
638,210 335,822 974,032 5,502 0.56% 4.173
United Arab Emirates
3,143 2,253 5,396 33 0.61% 0.025
Uruguay
1,185 1,355 2,540 26 1.02% 0.020
Uzbekistan
69,289 104,507 173,796 3,284 1.89% 2.491
Vanuatu
39 35 74 1 1.35% 0.001
Vatican City
16 8 24 0 0.00% 0.000
Venezuela
20,627 26,372 46,999 470 1.00% 0.356
Wallis and Futuna
8 9 17   0.00% 0.000
Western Sahara
22 16 38   0.00% 0.000
Yemen
11,213 5,190 16,403 102 0.62% 0.077
Zambia
3,327 3,636 6,963 156 2.24% 0.118
Zimbabwe
4,284 4,948 9,232 242 2.62% 0.184
Total 9,147,340 4,037,673 13,185,013 99,062