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Can I participate if I was born in an occupied Palestinian territory?

Choose Appropriate Country of Eligibility

Yes, you do qualify to participate if you were born in the Gaza Strip, Golan Heights, West Bank, or East Jerusalem.

The rules of the DV Lottery stipulate that “persons born in the areas administered prior to June 1967 by Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Egypt are chargeable, respectively, to Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Egypt.”

Use the chart below to help you select the correct country of eligibility on your application:

If your birth place is: Your country of eligibility is:
Gaza Strip Egypt
West Bank Jordan
Golan Heights Syria
East Jerusalem Israel

 

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