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Part II 2002 DIVERSITY IMMIGRANT VISA PROGRAM (DV-2002) Instruction

 
United States Department of State
Bureau of Consular Affairs
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE
2002 DIVERSITY IMMIGRANT VISA PROGRAM (DV-2002)
Each year, the U.S. Diversity Visa program makes available permanent
residence visas to persons meeting the eligibility requirements. Applicants
for Diversity Visas are initially chosen through a random computer-generated
lottery drawing. Visas are distributed among six geographic regions with a
greater number of visas going to regions with lower rates of immigration,
and no visas going to countries sending more than 50,000 immigrants to the
U.S. in the past five years. No one country can receive more than seven
percent of the available Diversity Visas in any one year.
For DV-2002, natives of the following countries are not eligible to apply,
as they sent a total of more than 50,000 immigrants to the U.S. in the
previous five years:
CANADA, CHINA (mainland-born and Macau), COLOMBIA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, EL
SALVADOR, HAITI, INDIA, JAMAICA, MEXICO, PAKISTAN, PHILIPPINES, SOUTH KOREA,
UNITED KINGDOM (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and
VIETNAM. Persons born in Hong Kong SAR and Taiwan are eligible.
ENTRIES FOR THE DV-2002 DIVERSITY VISA LOTTERY MUST BE RECEIVED AT THE
KENTUCKY CONSULAR CENTER MAILING ADDRESS LISTED ON PAGE 3 BETWEEN NOON ON
MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2000 AND NOON ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2000. Entries
received before or after these dates will be disqualified regardless of when
they are postmarked. Also, entries mailed to any address other than the
Kentucky Consular Center address will be disqualified.
REQUIREMENTS
Applicant must be a native of a qualifying country.
Applicant must meet either the education or training requirement of the DV
program.
Native of a qualifying country: In most cases this means the country in
which the applicant was born. However, if a person was born in an ineligible
country but his/her spouse was born in an eligible country, such person can
claim the spouse's country of birth providing both the applicant and spouse
are issued visas and enter the U.S. simultaneously. Also, if a person was
born in an ineligible country, but neither of his/her parents was born there
or resided there at the time of the birth, such person may be able to claim
nativity in one of the parents' country of birth.
Education or Training: An applicant must have EITHER a high school education
or its equivalent, defined in the U.S. as successful completion of a 12-year
course of elementary and secondary education; OR two years of work
experience within the past five years in an occupation requiring at least
two years of training or experience to perform. U.S. Department of Labor
definitions will apply.
If the applicant does not meet these requirements, he or she should NOT
submit an entry to the DV program.
PROCEDURES FOR SUBMITTING AN ENTRY FORM
Only ONE entry form may be submitted by or for each applicant. The applicant
must personally sign the entry with his/her usual and customary signature,
preferably in his/her native alphabet. The entry will be disqualified if the
applicant:
Submits more than one entry;
Does not personally sign the entry with his or her usual and customary
signature;
Does not attach a recent photograph with his or her name printed on the
back.
There is no specific format for the entry. Simply use a plain sheet of paper
and type or clearly print in the English alphabet the following information.
Failure to provide all of this information will disqualify the applicant.
1. FULL NAME, with the last (surname/family) name underlined
EXAMPLES: Public, Sara Jane (or) Lopez, Juan Antonio
2. DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Date: Day, Month, Year
EXAMPLE: 15 November 1961
Place: City/Town, District/County/Province, Country
EXAMPLE: Munich, Bavaria, Germany
The name of the country should be that which is currently in use for the
place where the applicant was born (Slovenia, rather than Yugoslavia;
Kazakhstan rather than Soviet Union, for example).
3. THE APPLICANT'S NATIVE COUNTRY IF DIFFERENT FROM COUNTRY OF BIRTH
If the applicant is claiming nativity in a country other than his/her place
of birth, this must be clearly indicated on the entry. This information must
match with what is put on the upper left corner of the entry envelope. (See
"MAILING THE ENTRY" below.) If an applicant is claiming nativity through
spouse or parent, please indicate this on the entry. (See "REQUIREMENTS"
section for more information on this item.)
4. NAME, DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH OF THE APPLICANT'S SPOUSE AND CHILDREN
(IF ANY)
Failure to provide all of this information will disqualify the
applicant. (See question 10 on the list of Frequently Asked Questions.)
5. FULL MAILING ADDRESS
This must be clear and complete, as any communications will be sent there. A
telephone number is optional, but useful.
6. PHOTOGRAPH. Attach a recent, preferably less than 6 months old,
photograph of the applicant, 1.5 inches (37 mm) square in size, with the
applicant's name printed on the back. The photograph (not a photocopy)
should be attached to the entry with clear tape--do NOT use staples or
paperclips, which can jam the mail processing equipment.
7. SIGNATURE. The applicant must personally sign the entry, using his/her
usual and customary signature. Failure to personally sign the entry will
disqualify the application.
MAILING THE ENTRY
The mailing address for all entries is the same, except for the ZIP (POSTAL)
CODE. The address is:
DV-2002 Program
Kentucky Consular Center
Lexington, KY ZIP CODE (see below)
U.S.A.
Submit the entry by regular or airmail to the address matching the region of
the applicant's country of nativity. Entries sent by express or priority
mail, fax, hand, messenger, or any means requiring special handling will not
be processed.
The envelope must be between 6 and 10 inches (15 to 25 cm) long and 3 1/2
and 4 1/2 inches (9 to 11 cm) wide. Postcards or envelopes inside express or
oversized mail packets are NOT acceptable. In the upper left-hand corner of
the envelope the applicant must write his/her country of nativity (see
instruction 3 above), followed by the applicant's name and full return
address. The applicant must provide both the country of nativity and the
country of the address, even if both are the same. Failure to provide this
information will disqualify the entry.
Use the correct ZIP (POSTAL) CODE for the applicant's region of nativity.
The regions are divided as follows:
Africa includes all countries on the African continent and adjacent islands;
Asia extends from Israel to the northern Pacific islands, and includes
Indonesia;
Europe extends from Greenland to Russia, and includes all countries of the
former USSR;
North America includes the Bahamas;
Oceania includes Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and all countries
and islands of the South Pacific;
South America/Central America/Caribbean extends from Central America
(Guatemala) and the Caribbean nations to Chile.
The ZIP (POSTAL) CODES at the Kentucky Consular Center are:
AFRICA41901
ASIA41902
EUROPE41903
SOUTH AMERICA/CENTRAL AMERICA/CARIBBEAN41904
OCEANIA41905
NORTH AMERICA41906

EXAMPLE: An applicant who was born in Australia and now lives in France may
submit one entry to the appropriate Zip (postal) code for Oceania; the
envelope should look like this:
RETURN ADDRESS:
Australia
Applicant's Full Name
Street Address
City, Province, Postal Code
France 3 1/2" - 4 1/2"
MAIL TO:
DV-2002 Program
Kentucky Consular Center
Lexington, KY (see above for appropriate zip)
U.S.A.
(If, for instance, the applicant's country is Australia (in Oceania), the
zip (postal) code for Australia would be used, that is, 41905.)
SELECTION OF APPLICANTS
Applicants will be selected at random by computer from among all qualified
entries. Those selected will be notified by mail between May through July
2001 and will be provided further instructions, including information on
fees connected with immigration to the U.S. Persons not selected will NOT be
notified. U.S. embassies and consulates will not be able to provide a list
of successful applicants. Spouses and unmarried children of successful
applicants under age 21 may also apply for visas to accompany or follow to
join the principal applicant. DV-2002 visas will be issued between October
1, 2001 and September 30, 2002.
Applicants must meet ALL eligibility requirements under U.S. law in order to
be issued visas.
Processing of entries and issuance of diversity visas to successful
applicants and their eligible family members MUST occur by September 30,
2002. Under no circumstances can diversity visas be issued or adjustments
approved after this date, nor can family members obtain diversity visas to
follow to join the applicant in the U.S. after this date.
Important Notice: There is NO initial fee, other than postage, required to
enter the DV-2002 program. The use of an outside intermediary or assistance
to prepare a DV-2002 entry is entirely at the applicant's discretion.
Qualified entries received directly from applicants or through
intermediaries have equal chances of being selected by computer. There is no
advantage to mailing early, or mailing from any particular place. Every
entry received during the mail-in period will have an equal random chance of
being selected within its region. However, more than one entry per person
will disqualify the person from registration.



FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT DV-2002 REGISTRATION
1. WHAT DOES THE TERM "NATIVE" MEAN? ARE THERE ANY SITUATIONS IN WHICH
PERSONS WHO WERE NOT BORN IN A QUALIFYING COUNTRY MAY APPLY?
"Native" ordinarily means someone born in a particular country, regardless
of the individual's current country of residence or nationality.
"Native" also means someone entitled to be "charged" to a particular country
under the provisions of Section 202(b) of the Immigration and Nationality
Act. Applicants for DV-2002 registration may claim chargeability to the
country of birth of a spouse providing both the applicant and spouse are
issued visas and enter the U.S. simultaneously. A minor dependent child can
be charged to the country of birth of a parent; and an applicant born in a
country of which neither parent was a native or a resident at the time of
his/her birth may be charged to the country of birth of either parent. An
applicant who claims alternate chargeability must include information to
that effect on the application for registration (see number 3 of the
application information items), and must show the native country claimed on
the upper left hand corner of the envelope in which the registration request
is mailed.
2. ARE THERE ANY CHANGES OR NEW REQUIREMENTS IN THE APPLICATION PROCEDURES
FOR THIS DIVERSITY VISA REGISTRATION?
The address for submitting DV applications has changed. Applicants must mail
their entries to the Kentucky Consular Center address listed on page 2.
Entries mailed to any other address will be disqualified. The information
required on the entry and on the envelope in which it is sent is specified
in detail earlier in this Visa Bulletin. Each entry must be personally
signed by the applicant, using his or her usual and customary signature. A
recent photograph of the applicant must be attached, with the applicant's
name printed on the back. Please also note changes to the list of eligible
DV countries at the end of this bulletin.
3. ARE SIGNATURES AND PHOTOGRAPHS REQUIRED FOR EACH FAMILY MEMBER, OR ONLY
FOR THE PRINCIPAL APPLICANT?
The signature and photograph of the principal applicant only are required.
No signature or photograph is needed for the spouse or children of the
applicant.
4. WHY DO CERTAIN COUNTRIES NOT QUALIFY FOR THE DIVERSITY PROGRAM?
Diversity visas are intended to provide an immigration opportunity for
persons from countries other than the countries which send large numbers of
immigrants to the U.S. The law states that no diversity visas shall be
provided for "high admission" countries. Those are countries from which
during the previous five years there were more than 50,000 immigrants in the
Family-Sponsored and Employment-Based visa categories. Each year, the
Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) adds the family and employment
immigrant admission figures for the previous five years, to identify the
countries that must be excluded from the annual diversity lottery. Because
there is a separate determination made before each lottery application
period, the list of countries that do not qualify may change from one year
to the next.
5. WHAT IS THE NUMERICAL LIMIT FOR DV-2002?
By law, the U.S. diversity immigration program makes available a maximum of
55,000 permanent residence visas each year to eligible persons. However, the
Nicaraguan and Central American Relief Act (NCARA) passed by Congress in
November 1997 stipulates that beginning as early as DV-99, and for as long
as necessary, 5,000 of the 55,000 annually-allocated diversity visas will be
made available for use under the NCARA program. The actual reduction of the
limit to 50,000 began with DV-2000 and remains in effect for the DV-2002
program.
6. WHAT ARE THE REGIONAL DIVERSITY (DV) VISA LIMITS FOR DV-2002?
The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) determines the DV regional
limits for each year according to a formula specified in Section 203(c) of
the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Once the INS has completed the
calculations, the DV-2002 regional visa limits will be announced.
7. WHEN ARE ENTRIES FOR THE DV PROGRAM ACCEPTED EACH YEAR?
The month-long application period will be held each fall beginning at noon
on the first Monday in October. Each year millions of applicants apply for
the program during the mail-in registration period. The massive volume of
entries creates an enormous amount of work in selecting and processing
successful applicants. Holding the application period in the fall will
ensure successful applicants are notified in a more timely manner, and give
both them and our embassies and consulates overseas more time to prepare and
complete the entries for visa issuance.
8. MAY PERSONS WHO ARE IN THE U.S. APPLY FOR THE PROGRAM?
Yes, an applicant may be in the U.S. or in another country, and the entry
may be mailed from the U.S. or from abroad.
9. IS EACH APPLICANT LIMITED TO ONLY ONE ENTRY DURING THIS DV-2002
REGISTRATION PERIOD?
Yes, the law allows only one entry by or for each person during each
registration period; applicants who submit more than one entry will be
disqualified. Applicants may be disqualified at time of selection as a
winner or at the time of the visa interview if more than one entry is
detected. Applicants may apply for the program each year, however, during
the regular one-month registration period.
10. MAY A HUSBAND AND A WIFE EACH SUBMIT A SEPARATE ENTRY?
Yes, if otherwise qualified, a husband and a wife may each submit one entry.
If either is selected, the other would be entitled to derivative status.
Note: Husbands and wives may not sign for each other. Each one must sign his
or her own entry.
11. WHAT FAMILY MEMBERS MUST I BE SURE TO INCLUDE ON MY ENTRY?
On your entry you must list your spouse, that is husband or wife, and all
children who are unmarried and under age 21. You must list your spouse even
if you are currently separated from him/her. However,if you are formally
divorced, you do not need to list your former spouse. For customary
marriages, the important date is the date of the original marriage ceremony,
not the date on which the marriage is registered. You must list ALL your
unmarried children under age 21, whether they are your natural children,
your spouse's children by a previous marriage, or children you have formally
adopted in accordance with the laws of your country. Even children in the
above categories not currently living with you must be listed on the entry.
The fact that you have listed family members on your entry does not mean
that they later must travel with you. They may choose to remain behind.
However, if you include an eligible dependent on your visa application forms
whom you failed to include on your original entry, your case will be
disqualified. (This only applies to persons who were dependents at the time
the original application was submitted, not those acquired at a later date.)
Listing ineligible persons (a brother or sister, a child over 21, a child
living with you but not formally adopted, etc.) on your entry will not
disqualify the entry, but it will not make such persons eligible for a visa.
Your spouse may still submit a separate entry, even though he or she is
listed on your entry, as long as both entries include details on all
dependents in your family. See question 9 above.
12. MUST EACH APPLICANT SUBMIT HIS/HER OWN ENTRY, OR MAY SOMEONE ACT ON
BEHALF OF AN APPLICANT?
Applicants may prepare and submit their own entries, or have someone submit
the entry for them. Regardless of whether an entry is submitted by the
applicant directly, or assistance is provided by an attorney, friend,
relative, etc., only one entry may be submitted in the name of each person.
The applicant's original signature is required on the entry, regardless
whether it is prepared and submitted by the applicant or by someone else. If
the applicant does not personally sign the entry with his or her usual and
customary signature, the entry will be disqualified. If the entry is
selected, only one notification letter will be sent, to the address provided
on the entry.
13. WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR EDUCATION OR WORK EXPERIENCE?
The law and regulations require that every applicant must have at least a
high school education or its equivalent or, within the past five years, have
two years of work experience in an occupation requiring at least two years
training or experience. A "high school education or equivalent" is defined
as successful completion of a twelve-year course of elementary and secondary
education in the United States or successful completion in another country
of a formal course of elementary and secondary education comparable to a
high school education in the United States. Determination of qualifying work
experience shall be based upon the most recent edition of the Dictionary of
Occupational Titles published by the Employment and Training Administration
of the United States Department of Labor.
Documentary proof of education or work experience should not be submitted
with the lottery entry, but must be presented to the consular officer at the
time of immigrant visa interview.
14. HOW WILL WINNERS BE SELECTED?
At the Kentucky Consular Center all mail received will be separated into one
of six geographic regions and individually numbered. After the end of the
application period, a computer will randomly select entries from among all
the mail received for each geographic region. Within each region, the first
letter randomly selected will be the first case registered, the second
letter selected the second registration, etc. It makes no difference whether
an entry is received early or late in the application period; all entries
received during the mail-in period will have an equal chance of being
selected within each region. When an entry has been selected, the applicant
will be sent a notification letter by the Kentucky Consular Center, which
will provide visa application instructions. The Kentucky Consular Center
will continue to process the case until those who are selected are
instructed to appear for their visa interviews at a U.S. consular office or
until those able to do so apply at an INS office in the United States for
change of status.
15. MAY WINNING APPLICANTS ADJUST THEIR STATUS WITH THE INS?
Yes, provided they are otherwise eligible to adjust status under the terms
of Section 245 of the INA, selected applicants who are physically present in
the United States may apply to the Immigration and Naturalization Service
(INS) for adjustment of status to permanent resident. Applicants must ensure
that INS can COMPLETE ACTION on their cases before September 30, 2002, since
on that date registrations for the Fiscal Year 2002 DV-2002 program expire.
16. WILL APPLICANTS WHO ARE NOT SELECTED BE INFORMED?
No, applicants who are not selected will receive no response to their entry.
Only those who are selected will be informed. All notification letters are
expected to be sent within about nine months of the end of the application
period to the address indicated on the entry. Anyone who does NOT receive a
letter will know that his/her application has not been selected.
17. HOW MANY APPLICANTS WILL BE SELECTED?
There are 50,000 DV visas available for Fiscal Year 2002 but more than that
number of individuals will be selected. Because it is likely that some of
the first 50,000 persons who are selected will not pursue their cases to
visa issuance, selecting a larger number of entries should ensure use of all
DV-2002 numbers, but it also risks some selected persons being left out. All
applicants who are selected will be informed promptly of their place on the
list. Each month visas will be issued, visa number availability permitting,
to those applicants who are ready for issuance during that month. Once all
of the Fiscal Year 2002 visas have been issued, the program for the year
will end. In principle, visa numbers could be finished before September
2002. Selected applicants who wish to receive visas must be prepared to act
promptly on their cases. Being chosen randomly in the entry selection
process does not automatically guarantee you will receive a visa.
18. IS THERE A MINIMUM AGE FOR APPLICANTS TOAPPLY FOR THE DV-2002 PROGRAM?
There is no minimum age to apply for the program, but the requirement of a
high school education or work experience for each principal applicant at the
time of application will effectively disqualify most persons who are under
age 18.
19. WILL THERE BE ANY SPECIAL FEE FOR DV-2002 CASE PROCESSING?
There is no fee for submitting an entry, and no fee should be included with
the entry sent to the mailing addresses indicated above. A special DV case
processing fee will be payable later by persons whose entries are actually
selected and processed for DV-2002 visas. DV-2002 applicants, like other
immigrant visa applicants, must also pay the regular visa fees at the time
of visa issuance. Details of required fees will be included with the
instructions sent by the Kentucky Consular Center to applicants who are
selected.
20. ARE DV-2002 APPLICANTS SPECIALLY ENTITLED TO APPLY FOR A WAIVER OF ANY
OF THE GROUNDS OF VISA INELIGIBILITY?
No. Applicants are subject to all grounds of ineligibility for immigrant
visas specified in the Immigration and Nationality Act. There are no special
provisions for the waiver of any ground of visa ineligibility other than
those ordinarily provided in the Act.
21. MAY PERSONS WHO ARE ALREADY REGISTERED FOR AN IMMIGRANT VISA IN ANOTHER
CATEGORY APPLY FOR THE DV-2002 PROGRAM?
Yes, such persons may apply for the DV-2002 program through this
registration as well.
22. HOW LONG DO APPLICANTS WHO ARE SELECTED REMAIN ENTITLED TO APPLY FOR
VISAS IN THE DV-2002 CATEGORY?
Persons selected in the DV-2002 lottery are entitled to apply for visa
issuance only during fiscal year 2002, i.e., from October 2001 through
September 2002. Applicants must obtain the DV visa or adjust status by the
end of the Fiscal Year (September 30, 2002). There is no carry-over of DV
benefit into another year for persons who are selected but who do not obtain
visas during FY-2002. Also, spouses and children who derive status from a
DV-2002 registration can only obtain visas in the DV category between
October 2001 and September 2002.



LISTS OF QUALIFYING COUNTRIES BY REGION
The lists below show the countries QUALIFIED within each geographic region
for this diversity program. The determination of countries within each
region is based on information provided by the Geographer of the Department
of State. The countries that do not qualify for the DV-2002 program were
identified by the Immigration and Naturalization Service according to the
formula in Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Dependent
areas overseas are included within the region of the governing country. The
countries that do NOT qualify for this diversity program (because they are
the principal source countries of Family-Sponsored and Employment-Based
immigration, or "high admission" countries) are noted in parentheses after
the respective regional lists.
AFRICA
ALGERIACOTE D'IVOIRE (IVORY COAST)
ANGOLADJIBOUTI
BENINEGYPT
BOTSWANAEQUATORIAL GUINEA
BURKINA FASOERITREA
BURUNDIETHIOPIA
CAMEROONGABON
CAPE VERDEGAMBIA, THE
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLICGHANA
CHADGUINEA
COMOROSGUINEA-BISSAU
CONGOKENYA
CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THELESOTHO
LIBERIA
LIBYASENEGAL
MADAGASCARSEYCHELLES
MALAWISIERRA LEONE
MALISOMALIA
MAURITANIASOUTH AFRICA
MAURITIUSSUDAN
MOROCCOSWAZILAND
MOZAMBIQUETANZANIA
NAMIBIATOGO
NIGERTUNISIA
NIGERIAUGANDA
RWANDAZAMBIA
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPEZIMBABWE

ASIA
AFGHANISTANLEBANON
BAHRAINMALAYSIA
BANGLADESHMALDIVES
BHUTANMONGOLIA
BRUNEINEPAL
BURMANORTH KOREA
CAMBODIAOMAN
HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGIONQATAR
SAUDI ARABIA
INDONESIASINGAPORE
IRANSRI LANKA
IRAQSYRIA
ISRAELTAIWAN
JAPANTHAILAND
JORDANUNITED ARAB EMIRATES
KUWAITYEMEN
LAOS

(Asia countries that do not qualify for this year's diversity program:
CHINA - [mainland-born and Macau], INDIA, PAKISTAN, SOUTH KOREA,
PHILIPPINES, and VIETNAM.) The HONG KONG S.A.R. and TAIWAN do qualify and
are listed above.
EUROPE
ALBANIALITHUANIA
ANDORRALUXEMBOURG
ARMENIAMACEDONIA, THE FORMER
AUSTRIAYUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF
AZERBAIJANMALTA
BELARUSMOLDOVA
BELGUIMMONACO
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINAMONTENEGRO
BULGARIANETHERLANDS*
CROATIA
CYPRUS
CZECH REPUBLICNORTHERN IRELAND
DENMARK*NORWAY
POLAND
PORTUGAL
ESTONIA ROMANIA
FINLANDRUSSIA
FRANCE*SAN MARINO
SERBIA
SLOVAKIA
GEORGIASLOVENIA
GERMANY SPAIN
GREECE SWEDEN
HUNGARYSWITZERLAND
ICELAND TAJIKISTAN
IRELAND TURKEY
ITALY TURKMENISTAN
KAZAKHSTAN UKRAINE
KYRGYZSTAN UZBEKISTAN
LATVIA VATICAN CITY
LIECHTENSTEIN

* including components and dependent areas overseas
(European countries not qualified for this year's diversity program: GREAT
BRITAIN. GREAT BRITAIN (UNITED KINGDOM) includes the following dependent
areas: ANGUILLA, BERMUDA, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, CAYMAN ISLANDS, FALKLAND
ISLANDS, GIBRALTAR, MONTSERRAT, PITCAIRN, ST. HELENA, TURKS AND CAICOS
ISLANDS. Note that for purposes of the diversity program only, Northern
Ireland is treated separately; Northern Ireland does qualify and is listed
among the qualifying areas.
NORTH AMERICA
BAHAMAS, THE
(In North America, CANADA does not qualify for this year's diversity
program.)
OCEANIA
AUSTRALIA*NEW ZEALAND*
FIJIPALAU
KIRIBATIPAPUA NEW GUINEA
MARSHALL ISLANDS SOLOMON ISLANDS
MICRONESIA, FEDERATED STATES OFTONGA
TUVALU
NAURU VANUATU
SAMOA

* including components and dependent areas overseas
SOUTH AMERICA, CENTRAL AMERICA, AND THE CARIBBEAN
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDAHONDURAS
ARGENTINANICARAGUA
BARBADOSPANAMA
BELIZEPARAGUAY
BOLIVIAPERU
BRAZILSAINT KITTS AND NEVIS
CHILESAINT LUCIA
COSTA RICASAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES
CUBA
DOMINICASURINAME
ECUADORTRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
GRENADAURUGUAY
GUATEMALAVENEZUELA
GUYANA

(Countries in this region that do not qualify for this year's diversity
program: COLOMBIA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, EL SALVADOR, HAITI, JAMAICA, and
MEXICO.)
CA/VO: July 31, 2000
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