List Of Countries Offering Visa Lottery-Their is a popular saying which says that Travel is a part of education because when you travel you get to know more about people, their culture and their language. So many other reasons may also be why many wants to travel out of their country, may be for business, studies, tourism/vacation etc, No matter what your reason is of traveling, traveling is good, However, In this article we are going to be sharing with you the updated list of countries that offers visa to other countries, their requirement and how you can apply all this visas.
Over the years Visa lottery has been the only means of migrating to another countries to live, study or work as a full citizen of that country, Is usually a program organized by the government of the country giving out the visa lottery program. If you meet the requirement for the particular country you want to travel and you have been accepted by the visa lottery department automatically you are are a full citizen of that country. Eg If you get UK visa lottery automatically you will be registered as a citizen of the country, Simple.
Am going to be showing you list of countries offering visa lottery to citizens of other countries, But this countries are not many, their are just few and their are top countries in the world.
UPDATED-Full List Of Countries Offering Visa Lottery
- United Arab Emirates (UAE)
- United States of America (USA)
- San Marino
- United Kingdom (UK)
Like i told you need to meet the visa requirement and one of the core requirement is been from the country eligible to apply, not all countries are eligible to enroll into the visa lottery program, Some countries have been banned due to some reasons best known to the visa lottery department.
However, We are going to be sharing with you all eligible countries that can apply for visa lottery program. Below are the eligible countries according to geographical location.
Eligible African Countries
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Verde Central African Republic, Chad, 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, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe Senegal Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Eligible European Countries
Albania Andorra Armenia Austria Azerbaijan Belarus Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark (including components and dependent areas overseas) Estonia Finland France (including components and dependent areas overseas) Georgia Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland Italy Kazakhstan Kosovo Kyrgyzstan Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macau Special Administrative Region** Macedonia Malta Moldova Monaco Montenegro Netherlands (including components and dependent areas overseas) Northern Ireland*** Norway (including components and dependent areas overseas) Poland Portugal (including components and dependent areas overseas) Romania Russia San Marino Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Tajikistan Turkey Turkmenistan Ukraine Uzbekistan Vatican City Macau S.A.R. does qualify and is listed above and for the purposes of the diversity program only; persons born in Macau S.A.R. derive eligibility from Portugal, and must select Portugal as their country of eligibility.
Note: For purposes of the diversity program only, Northern Ireland is treated separately. Northern Ireland does qualify and is listed among the qualifying areas.
Natives of the following European countries are not eligible for this year’s Visa Lottery 2018 (DV Lottery) program: Great Britain (United Kingdom). Great Britain (United Kingdom) includes the following dependent areas: Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, British Indian Ocean Territory, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, St. Helena, and Turks and Caicos Islands.
Eligible Asia Countries
Afghanistan Bahrain Bhutan Brunei Burma Cambodia Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Indonesia, Iran Iraq Israel* Japan Jordan* Kuwait Laos Lebanon Malaysia UNCLASSIFIED – 17 – Maldives Mongolia Nepal North Korea Oman Qatar Saudi Arabia Singapore Sri Lanka Syria* Taiwan** Thailand Timor-Leste United Arab Emirates Yemen.
*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.
**Hong Kong S.A.R. (Asia region), Macau S.A.R. (Europe region, chargeable to Portugal), and Taiwan (Asia region) do qualify and are listed here. For the purposes of the diversity program only, persons born in Macau S.A.R. derive eligibility from Portugal, and must select Portugal as their country of eligibility.
Natives of the following Asia Region countries are not eligible for this year’s Diversity Visa program: Bangladesh, China (mainland-born), India, Pakistan, South Korea, Philippines, and Vietnam.
The Bahamas in North America, natives of Canada and Mexico are not eligible for this year’s DV program.
Australia (including components and dependent areas overseas) Fiji Kiribati Marshall Islands Micronesia, Federated States of Nauru New Zealand (including components and dependent areas overseas)
Palau Papua New Guinea Samoa Solomon Islands Tonga Tuvalu Vanuatu
SOUTH AMERICA, CENTRAL AMERICA, AND THE CARIBBEAN
Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Barbados Belize Bolivia Chile Costa Rica Cuba Dominica Ecuador Grenada Guatemala Guyana
Honduras Nicaragua Panama Paraguay Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Suriname Trinidad and Tobago Uruguay Venezuela
Countries in this region whose natives are not eligible for this year’s DV program: Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, and Peru.
For DV-2018, natives of the 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:
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, M
acau SAR, and Taiwan are eligible.
Changes in eligibility this year: Ecuador is eligible for DV-2018.
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