The number of Moroccans registered for the 2018 US Diversity Visa Lottery Program increased from 286,421 in 2017 to 293,708 last year.
A total of 293,708 Moroccans registered for the program, representing a noticeable increase from the two past years.
In 2016, 201,964 Moroccans registered for the program and in 2017, 286,421 did.
The number of Algerians seeking a green card in 2018 surpassed Moroccans. In 2018, 342,857 Algerians registered for the Diversity Visa Program, a sharp increase compared to 252,733 in 2017.
Tunisians account for 25,587 in 2017, compared to 24,446 in 2016.
The number of Ukrainians registered for the 2018 Diversity VISA program is 1,450,487, down from 1,470,250 in 2017. From Uzbekistan, 2,114,446 people registered for the lottery program in 2018.
The US Department of State announced the opening of the registration period in October 2017.
The US grants 50,000 immigrant visas through the diversity visa lottery each year to foreign citizens of eligible countries, including Morocco.
Although thousands of Moroccans apply annually for the program, only 900-1,000 of those selected receive permanent residence visas.