REVEALED: The number of Kenyans who tried to migrate to the US in 2018 will shock you-Are things these bad here?

Monday, March 04, 2019- The US State Department has revealed the number of Kenyans who tried their luck with the US Diversity Visa Lottery better known as Green Card in 2018.

According to the data released by US State Department, a total of 442,966 Kenyans applied for the US green card in the Fiscal Year 2018.

This includes 125,937 derivatives (spouses and children that entrants included in their application forms).

This was a 23 per cent increase compared to 2017 when 360,023 Kenyans entered the lottery.

In 2016, a total of 304,693 Kenyans entered the lottery draw.


Globally, Ghana had the highest number of entrants at 2,227,5230.

Other countries with high numbers of entrants included Uzbekistan (2.1 million), Iran (1.6 million), Ukraine (1.4 million), Egypt (1.2 million), Nepal (1.18 million), and Ethiopia (1.05 million).

The next registration period (DV-2021) is expected to run between October and November, 2019.

Nationals from 17 countries were ineligible to participate in the program in 2018 for having a large number of immigrants in the US.

These included Bangladesh, India, China, Canada, Mexico, Jamaica, and Nigeria.

Results for last year’s lottery registration (DV-2020) are expected to be available online at the State Department website starting on May 7, 2019.

Only a total of 55,000 entrants worldwide are selected for diversity visas each year.

The Kenyan DAILY POST.

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