The results for the US Diversity Visa Program DV-2022 (Green Card Lottery) that took place the last year are now out, reported CNN. The results were announced by the US State Department on Saturday
The lottery took place from October 7, 2020, to November 10, 2020, and the participants will need their confirmation number, last name, and year of birth to check if they won.
Every year, the US State Department keeps 55,000 permanent resident visas (green visas) open to citizens of the countries with low rates of immigration to the US. The visas are given through a lottery system that takes place every year. Approximately 12 million people participated in the DV-2021 conducted in 2019.
Those countries with more than 50,000 people migrating to the US in the previous five years were not eligible to participate in the lottery. Hence, citizens of Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (including Hong KongSAR), Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and Vietnam were not eligible for the program.
Kenyans, including those living in the US with valid non-immigrant visas were eligible to participate in the program.