In order to Prevent Separation of Families, the United States Government may allow a foreign National who is born in an ineligible country to participate in the Green Card Lottery by alternatively claiming chargeability to the country of birth of a spouse or a parent. In case of claiming chargeability to spouse’s country of birth, the Foreign National can claim the spouse's country of birth as his/her native country provided his/her spouse was born in an eligible country. The Foreign National can also claim chargeability to parent's country of birth, provided neither parents was a permanent resident in that country, when his/her was born.
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