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DV Green Card Lottery Cut-Off Numbers

Marked Lottery Ticket 95517748, DV Green Card Lottery Cut-Off NumbersINA § 203(c) provides up to 55,000 immigrant visas each fiscal year to allow immigration  for individuals from countries that have had low admissions to the US during the previous 5 years. The program reserves DV visas for winners of the annual DV Green Card Lottery. The charts below from the JULY 2017 Visa Bulletin show DV Green Card Lottery Cut-Off numbers. These are the Immigrant Visa Numbers available to DV-2017 selectees as of JULY 2017 and AUGUST 2017.

NACARA stipulates that beginning with DV-99, and for as long as necessary, the Government will make up to 5,000 of the 55,000 annually-allocated diversity visas available for use under NACARA. This has reduced the DV-2017 annual limit to 50,000. The Government issues DV visas to applicants living in 6 geographic regions. No one country can receive more than 7% of the available diversity visas in any one year.

DV Cut-Off Numbers: Immigrant Visa Numbers Available to DV Green Card Lottery Applicants

Advance Notification of DV Immigrant Visa Category Rank Cut-Off Numbers for JULY (DV-2017)

For JULY 2017, immigrant numbers in the DV Green Card Lottery category are available to qualified DV-2017 applicants chargeable to all regions/eligible countries as follows. The presence of an allocation cut-off number below means that visas are available only for applicants with DV-2017 regional lottery rank numbers BELOW the specified allocation cut-off number.

Entitlement to immigrant status in the DV category lasts only through the end of the fiscal (visa) year for which a DV applicant is selected. The year of entitlement for all DV-2017 green card lottery applicants ends September 30, 2017. The Government will not issue DV visas to DV-2017 applicants after that date. Similarly, spouses and children accompanying or following to join DV-2017 principals are only entitled to derivative DV status until September 30, 2017. Do not take for granted DV visa availability through the very end of FY-2017. Numbers could be exhausted prior to September 30, 2017.

  • AFRICA current (except Egypt: 28,290)
  • ASIA current (except Nepal: 6,400)
  • EUROPE current
  • NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS) current
  • OCEANIA current
  • SOUTH AMERICA, and the CARIBBEAN current

Advance Notification of DV Immigrant Visa Category Rank Cut-Off Numbers for AUGUST (DV-2017)

For AUGUST 2017, according to the Visa Bulletin, immigrant numbers in the DV Green Card Lottery category are available to qualified DV applicants chargeable to all regions and eligible countries as follows. The presence of an allocation cut-off number means that visas are available only for applicants with DV-2017 regional lottery rank numbers BELOW specified allocation cut-off dates.

Entitlement to DV immigrant status lasts only through the end of the fiscal (visa) year for which a DV applicant is selected in the DV green card lottery. The year of entitlement for all DV-2017 green card lottery applicants ends as of September 30, 2017. The Government may not issue DV-2017 visas after that date. Similarly, spouses and children accompanying or following to join DV principals are only entitled to derivative DV status until September 30, 2017. Do not take DV visa availability through the very end of the fiscal year, September 30, 2017, for granted. Numbers could be exhausted prior to September 30, 2017.

  • AFRICA current (except Egypt: 30,600)
  • ASIA current (except Nepal: 7,075)
  • EUROPE current
  • NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS) current
  • OCEANIA current
  • SOUTH AMERICA, and the CARIBBEAN current