DV-2021: Number of Selectees by Country Released!

As was expected, the September Visa Bulletin has been released. And it contains a breakdown of the number of selectees for the DV-2021 Results which were released on June 6, 2020.

As is the case every year, the numbers have been provided by country; with Algeria, Egypt, Sudan, Iran and Russia having the highest numbers of selectees – each topping 6,000.

The total number of selectees for DV-2021 is 132,404, making this year an over-selected year. With that number, there will certainly be no second draw as some had been hoping: the status of those not selected in June will remain as such.

In addition, this number also indicates that as many as 77,654 (i.e. more than half of the total selectees) will eventually not receive visas at the close of the upcoming fiscal year. That is because there will be only 54,750 visas available for that much larger number of selectees.

The above number of selectees were chosen from a total of 6,741,128 qualified entries (11,830,707 with derivatives), which is much lower than in previous years. Last year’s, for example, was 14,722,798 qualified entries (23,182,554 with derivatives).

This massive reduction in qualified entries submitted during the DV-2021 Entry period (Wednesday, October 2 to Tuesday, November 5, 2019) was undoubtedly due to the introduction of the passport regulation .

The September Visa Bulletin also contains – as usual – the regional cut-offs for the first month of the new fiscal year – October 2020. However, with the extended ban on immigration still in place, those numbers are not of much importance. Unless the ban is overturned in the coming months, early DV-2021 interviews are not expected to be conducted.

Finally, the September Visa Bulletin admonishes DV-2022 hopefuls to expect details regarding that program by means of the official State Department Visa web page in the coming months (It could actually be as early as next month).

The breakdown of selectee numbers by region and by country, as displayed in the September Visa Bulletin, appear below, in alphabetical order:

 

AFRICA
ALGERIA 6,001 ESWATINI 3 NAMIBIA 0
ANGOLA 627 ETHIOPIA 3,957 NIGER 55
BENIN 830 GABON 65 RWANDA 1,067
BOTSWANA 3 GAMBIA, THE 71 SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE 0
BURKINA FASO 83 GHANA 3,284 SENEGAL 167
BURUNDI 398 GUINEA 805 SEYCHELLES 4
CABO VERDE 6 GUINEA-BISSAU 7 SIERRA LEONE 504
CAMEROON 3,686 KENYA 2,777 SOMALIA 217
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC 22 LESOTHO 3 SOUTH AFRICA 510
CHAD 191 LIBERIA 1,858 SOUTH SUDAN 40
COMOROS 10 LIBYA 259 SUDAN 6,001
CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE 4,503 MADAGASCAR 23 TANZANIA 184
CONGO, REPUBLIC OF THE 740 MALAWI 32 TOGO 1,118
COTE D’IVOIRE 737 MALI 103 TUNISIA 173
DJIBOUTI 175 MAURITANIA 105 UGANDA 908
EGYPT 6,002 MAURITIUS 12 ZAMBIA 67
EQUATORIAL GUINEA 6 MOROCCO 4,458 ZIMBABWE 276
ERITREA 509 MOZAMBIQUE 7
ASIA
AFGHANISTAN 2,189 JAPAN 532 QATAR 82
BAHRAIN 19 JORDAN 1,578 SAUDI ARABIA 1,126
BHUTAN 69 KOREA, NORTH 3 SINGAPORE 40
BRUNEI 1 KUWAIT 302 SRI LANKA 1,566
BURMA 776 LAOS 43 SYRIA 487
CAMBODIA 1,174 LEBANON 249 TAIWAN 693
HONG KONG S.A.R. 569 MALAYSIA 95 THAILAND 290
INDONESIA 317 MALDIVES 0 TIMOR-LESTE 0
IRAN 6,001 MONGOLIA 496 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 282
IRAQ 1,184 NEPAL 3,801 YEMEN 1,222
ISRAEL 190 OMAN 32
EUROPE
ALBANIA 3,962 GREECE 71 NORTHERN IRELAND 4
ANDORRA 0 HUNGARY 93 NORWAY 7
ARMENIA 2,293 ICELAND 11 POLAND 383
AUSTRIA 35 IRELAND 29 PORTUGAL 24
AZERBAIJAN 1,439 ITALY 289 Macau 6
BELARUS 2,143 KAZAKHSTAN 2,406 ROMANIA 365
BELGIUM 32 KOSOVO 311 RUSSIA 6,001
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA 36 KYRGYZSTAN 2,130 SERBIA 239
BULGARIA 348 LATVIA 63 SLOVAKIA 23
CROATIA 32 LIECHTENSTEIN 1 SLOVENIA 6
CYPRUS 2 LITHUANIA 180 SPAIN 114
CZECH REPUBLIC 44 LUXEMBOURG 0 SWEDEN 41
DENMARK 24 MALTA 5 SWITZERLAND 48
ESTONIA 18 MOLDOOVA 1,565 TAJIKISTAN 2,332
FINLAND 26 MONACO 1 TURKEY 2,874
FRANCE 272 MONTENEGRO 33 TURKMENISTAN 870
Saint Martin 6 NETHERLANDS 43 UKRAINE 5,604
GEORGIA 1,899 Curacao 1 UZBEKISTAN 5,319
GERMANY 563 NORTH MACEDONIA 336 VATICAN CITY 0
NORTH AMERICA
BAHAMAS, THE 29
OCEANIA
AUSTRALIA 1,130 NAURU 11 SAMOA 8
Cocos Keeling Islands 19 NEW ZEALAND 360 SOLOMON ISLANDS 4
FIJI 1,087 Cook Islands 32 TONGA 95
KIRIBATI 12 Tokelau 5 TUVALU 2
MARSHALL ISLANDS 0 PAPUA NEW GUINEA 29 VANUATU 7
MICRONESIA, FEDERATED

STATES OF 9

PALAU 5
SOUTH AMERICA
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA 5 DOMINICA 3 PERU 1,559
ARGENTINA 191 ECUADOR 246 SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS 1
BARBADOS 5 GRENADA 1 SAINT LUCIA 2
BELIZE 8 GUYANA 5 SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES 3
BOLIVIA 38 HONDURAS 74 SURINAME 4
CHILE 36 NICARAGUA 69 TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 44
COSTA RICA 68 PANAMA 10 URUGUAY 19
CUBA 1,235 PARAGUAY 3 VENEZUELA 1,872

2 thoughts on “DV-2021: Number of Selectees by Country Released!

  1. Hi, I am DV2021 Selectee. My case number is AS 32XXX. With the delay of the interview for DV2021, do you think I still have a chance to get an interview?

    1. Hi Marlia:

      Thanks for stopping by.

      With the current state of the DV Program, almost anything is possible. There are too many factors (both negative – like the delay; and positive – like the case number range) that come into play when considering the chances of DV 2021 cases.

      Meaning you cannot rule out getting an interview. What I would advise is that you fill out and submit your DS 260 (IF YOU HAVEN’T DONE SO YET), and wait and hope for the best.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *