DV-2021: Number of Selectees by Country Released!

 

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(Note: The following article concerns the number of selectees for the already-ending DV 2021 Program. For the same information about the upcoming (DV 2022) program, CLICK HERE.)

 

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

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

    1. The court cases in the DV-2021 program have not yet been finalized. As such, there’s no new information regarding visa issuance to applicants concerned. IMPORTANT: Only plaintiffs in the various court cases will be concerned by any possible DV 2021 visa issuances.

  1. Hi, I am DV2022 selectee.
    My case number is 18XXX. Please i want to know when will i be scheduled for an interview.
    Thank you

  2. Please I am a dv winner and am currently living in another country which is not my birth country.. can I apply and get an interview in the country am currently living or am supposed to come back to my home country for interview..

  3. Hello there.
    I filled my DS260 by April 2021, My case number is AF41xxx. I did submit my supporting documents as requested by KCC on September 18, 2021, I waited the time they said wait 4 to 6 weeks before you ask us about the status of your case. Today 11/04/2021, I received and email from KCC because I contacted them on November 2, 2021, this is what they said:Your forms have been received and are currently processing. Allow several weeks for processing. Interviews are scheduled numerically based on case numbers that have completed processing. Once the Kentucky Consular Center has finished processing your DS-260, you will receive an email from the Kentucky Consular Center giving you instructions to complete in order for your case to continue processing.

    The Kentucky Consular Center has received your documents. Please allow time for processing of your documents. Documents are processed in numerical order, based on lottery rank number. Once KCC has processed your documents, we will let you know if anything is missing or if we have received everything needed.
    I am a little bit confused, what are the chances that I will get an interview this 2021 or because my number is AF41xxx. My country of eligibility is Algeria but I live in France, so what is the category I will be Europe or Africa?

    1. Reading from the date you filled out your DS 260, your case was a part of the DV-2021 program.

      If you are a plaintiff in any of the court cases concerning DV-2021, then you can take the email seriously (only cases of plaintiffs from DV-2021 are still being considered for processing). If you aren’t a plaintiff, then the email may have been an automatic reply to the email you sent. Simply disregard it. Read this for more explanation: https://mydvprogram.com/status-of-dv-2021-cases

      As regards the region, your country of eligibility is a part of the Africa region as your case number shows: AF41XXX.

  4. Hi! I’m a DV 2022 selectee with a case # of 60xxx and have filled my DS 260 form since 18 Aug 2021, I haven’t receive any update or email from kcc requesting supporting documents.. when will kcc request for documents from those with this case number mentioned above ?

    1. 60XXX is considered a high case number in the AF Region which I suppose you’re in. It’s therefore going to take quite some time before KCC start to process cases with such high case numbers.

  5. Dear sir/Madam,

    I am winner of DV 2022 My case number is AF10xxx, can I have a chance to be interviewed in the fiscal year.

    1. Hi Mlike:

      Your question suggests that you are not aware of the ‘timing’ of the DV program. With an AF 10,000 case number, your interview is expected to be held in early 2022. It means by this time, your documents must have already been sent in and accepeted. Has that happenend yet?

  6. Hello,
    I am Haileyesus Abeje Tewabe
    From Ethiopia
    do you think
    Can i have still a chance to get an interviw appointment scheduled time of my dv lottery 2021.
    Thank you the PEOPLE band the GOVERNMENT of USA.

      1. Hello,
        I am a winner of dv lottery 2021
        My last name is TEWABE
        From ETHIOPIA
        date of birth 1985
        Please give me about interview information

  7. Dear Trodvies,
    I am one of the selected for DV2021 program. My case number ends with 4700, however I have not been called for the interview yet. Could you please help me what should I do for the next step?

    Many Thanks

    1. Hi Farid:

      I’m afraid there’s nothing else you can do at this point. DV-2021 was a disaster, and there’re so many selecteees who find themselves in the same shoes as you.

      There were a number of lawsuits filed in favor of DV-2021 selectees. The outcome was that a number of visas will be set aside for 2021 selectees. However, said visas will benefit only named plaitiffs in the lawsuits.

      With that, all other DV-2021 selectees (which I guess include you) have lost what was supposed to be your chance to emigrate to the U.S.A. And you can’t change that, unfortunately.

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