Green Card Lottery chances.
September 20, 2008 8:40 AM   Subscribe

Green Card Lottery. Are my chances better if I state my country of birth as Australia or PNG?

I am going to apply for this years Diversity Visa Lottery. Technically I can claim my country of birth as Papua New Guinea or Australia. Given that visas are distributed on a regional and national basis, does it make any difference to my chances which country I put down? Australia and PNG are in the same region, but I am wondering if the lower population of PNG would skew the probability of being chosen.
posted by anonymous to Law & Government (3 answers total)
Wouldn't it be better on such an important document to state the literal truth, rather than the "technical" truth?
posted by rentalkarma at 8:50 AM on September 20, 2008

The answer to question 19 on this FAQ indicates that your chances are equal whether you are a native of Australia or PNG. Hope you're successful.
posted by firstdrop at 11:25 AM on September 20, 2008

You absolutely must list whatever is on your offiicial documents and be consistent throughout the process.

I went to a US visa session in Australia a couple of years back, they estimate the odds at 1 in 40. Good luck! I enter every year, yet to win.
posted by wingless_angel at 4:04 PM on September 20, 2008

« Older help me save 50 bucks   |   Nice but inexpensive/moderately priced lodging... Newer »
This thread is closed to new comments.