Diversity Immigrant (DV) Category Quotas for January
Section 203(c) of the INA grants additional immigration chances to people from nations with low admissions during the preceding five years by allocating up to 55,000 US visas in each fiscal year. The NACARA program will occupy 5000 of these spots, leaving 50,000 for six different geographic areas to fill. No nation may accept more than 7% of the allotted diversity visas in a given year.
Africa, except Egypt, will get 13,100 visas for January 2019, while Egypt will receive 8,300. While Nepal and Iran both earn 2,150, the rest of Asia receives 3,800. 8,800 spots are allotted to Europe. Oceania gets 350 DV allocations, while South America and the Caribbean each receive 550. Since the numbers may possibly run out by the end of September 2019, DV availability cannot be guaranteed until the conclusion of current fiscal year. A lottery is used to choose applicants who fit the requirements for a Diversity Visa.