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.