Each year countries are selected based on immigration stats into the US. Countries with low numbers emigrating to the states become eligible for the Green Card Lottery that year.
Below is a list of countries that qualify for the 2014 Green Card Lottery, and underneath that, non-qualified countries. Please make sure your country is in the Eligible Countries listings before beginning your application.
The following countries are eligible to participate in this years lottery.
South Korea, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, China, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Afghanistan, Aysia, Bahrain, Bhutan, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malasya, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, North Korea, United Arab Emirates,Yemen.
D’iviore (Ivory Coast), Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Gabon, Gambia, Tee, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Libya, Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Canieroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Democratic, Cote Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic Of The Liberia, Rwanda, Sao Tome And Swaziland, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Components And Dependent Areas Overseas, Estonia, Finland, France Including Components And Dependent Areas Overseas, Germany, Georgia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands Including Components And Slovenia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia the former, Malta, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia And Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark Including Dependent Areas Overseas, Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vatican City, Yugoslav Republic.
Australia, New Zealand
Non-Qualified Countries – Ineligible for the Lottery
Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (mainland-born), Columbia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador. El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Nothern Ireland) and it’s dependant territories, and Vietnam.