Electronic registration for DV-2019 will re-start on Wednesday, October 18, at 12.00 p.m. EDT.
ALL Entry Forms submitted before that date are INVALID and need to be submitted again!
Closing date for DV-2019 is now Wednesday, November 22, at 12.00 p.m. EST.
The Department of State issued a statement:
We regret the inconvenience to Diversity Visa entrants. In order to ensure fairness and protect the integrity of the process for all those concerned, however, we must restart the entry process for this year (DV-2019).
If you entered before Wednesday, October 18, 2017, that entry will NOT be considered, and you will need to submit another Entry Form during the new registration period.
You may submit one new entry without being disqualified for submitting multiple entries. Individuals who submit more than one entry during the new registration period will be disqualified.
The Department will send an automated email notification to each Diversity Visa Entrant from whom an entry was received before October 18, 2017, using the email address provided on the lottery entry form, directing the entrant to check the website dvlottery.state.gov for an important announcement.
DV-2019 also has a new date Entrant Status Check becomes possible: May 15, 2018.
Nota Bene. Everyone who submitted an Entry Form before the eDV website went off-line (Tuesday, October 10) must enter again. No exceptions possible. Please keep the NEW Confirmation Number safe for your Status Check next year ! The photo(s) previously uploaded for the now invalid DV-2019 submission can be used again. To re-enter go to www.dvlottery.state.gov
Part of the official Diversity Visa Lottery website was taken off-line on Tuesday, October 10. People wanting to access the DV-2019 Entry Form found they were unable to so so.
Entrant Status Check for DV-2018 continued to be possible.
The Department of State gives maintenance of the Electronic Application System (AES) as the reason. It is at this moment unclear when the site will resume accepting DV Applications.
The 2019 Diversity Visa Lottery program started last week on Tuesday, October 3, and will end on Tuesday, November 7, at noon.
As of Thursday, October 12, the problems are ongoing and the Entry Form can still not be accessed.
The US Department of State announced today the dates for the 2019 Diversity Visa Lottery, also called Green Card Lottery or DV Lottery.
The Entry Period for the DV-2019 program will run from Tuesday, October 3, until Tuesday, November 7, 2017.
On October 3 the starting time is 12:00 pm (noon), EST (GMT-4).
On November 7 the closing time is 12:00 pm (noon), EDT (GMT-5).
Participating in the Visa Lottery is free.
To enter go to the official eDV website
The Entry Form that must be submitted will become available on the eDV site on October 3 !
Pre-registration is not possible.
Entrant Status Check becomes possible on the eDV site May 1, 2018.
People all over the world, interested in immigrating into the US, wonder if there will be another chance to play for a Diversity Visa.
At the moment it is unclear whether another Visa Lottery, DV-2019, will be held. IF it happens, the Entry Period will be in October and possibly a few days in November this year (2017). Usually the announcement for a new DV-program is made late August, early September.
The requirements for education and/or work experience will probably be the same as for previous Visa Lotteries. Regarding eligibility – we must wait and see which countries the State Department will include and which it will exclude.