The US State Department has published its August 2021 Visa Bulletin which reveals how many people born in each eligible country were randomly selected as winners of this year’s DV-2022 Green Card Lottery. According to the Visa Bulletin, there were 7,336,302 main applicants who participated in the DV-2022 Green Card Lottery (a total of 13,191,296 when main applicants and their family members are included), with around 119,021 winners selected from six geographic regions. The 119,021 winners who were randomly selected in this year’s DV-Lottery, along with their families, will now have the opportunity to apply for the 55,000 Diversity Visas and US Permanent Resident Green Cards authorized to be issued through the Diversity Visa program. The top 10 eligible countries with the most DV-2022 winners are: Egypt (6,005), Algeria (6,001), Russia (6,001), Sudan (6,001), Uzbekistan (6,001), Iran (5,739), Ukraine (4,949), Morocco (4,138), Nepal (3,802) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (3,347). Some of the other eligible countries that had many DV-Lottery winners this year include: Afghanistan (3,410), Ghana (3,145), Ethiopia (2,988), Kenya (2,882), Albania (2,756), Cameroon (2,656), Turkey (2,526), Tajikistan (2,122), Armenia (2,066), Kyrgyzstan (1,993), Kazakhstan (1,978), Belarus (1,808), Venezuela (1,800), Georgia (1,604), Liberia (1,417), Yemen (1,561), Iraq (1,512), Togo (1,119), Cambodia (1,094) and Australia (1,031). Examples of additional eligible countries that had a substantial number of DV-2022 winners include: Rwanda (983), Cuba (975), Fiji (950), Saudi Arabia (944), Azerbaijan (919), Jordan (917), Angola (855), Sri Lanka (838), Moldova (798), Turkmenistan (745), Benin (735), Uganda (722), Cote D’Ivoire/Ivory Coast (597), Taiwan (574), Myanmar/Burma (561), Germany (526), and South Africa (497). The next step for the DV-2022 Green Card Lottery winners is to file the online DS-260 Immigrant Visa Electronic Application with the US State Department’s Kentucky Consular Center (KCC), so that the Consular Interview can be scheduled. The DV-2022 winners and their family members who complete the consular process successfully will be granted a Diversity Immigrant Visa and US Permanent Resident Green Card to live, study and work in the USA long-term. To read more about this year’s DV-2022 winners (see Section G Diversity Visa Lottery Results), click here!