The U.S. Department of State recently unveiled its program overview and eligibility for the 2015 Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery (DV-2015).
They announced Nigerian natives are not eligible for DV-2015.
According to the document outlining instructions for the 2015 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV-2015), Nigeria as well as 18 other countries are not eligible because more than 50,000 natives of these countries immigrated to the United States in the previous five (5) years.
In line with its regulations which state that the DV lottery program is targeted at countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States, Nigeria is therefore not eligible for 2015.
Other countries not eligible include Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (mainland-born), Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam.
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