Department Of State Opens New Application Period For 2019 DVOct 16, 2017
The U.S. Department of State (“DOS”) experienced a technical issue this past month on the Diversity Visa (“DV”) lottery and initiated a new entry period, starting Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 12:00 pm EST and ending Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 12:00 pm EST. Here is the official statement from DOS:
Due to a technical issue, the DV-2019 entry period that began on October 3 has been closed. Entries submitted during October 3-10 are not valid and have been excluded from the system; they will not count as a duplicate entry. The technical issue has been resolved and a new full entry period will begin at noon, U.S. Eastern Daylight Time on Wednesday October 18, 2017 and will run until noon Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday November 22, 2017. Only entries submitted during this period will be accepted and considered for selection in the lottery. Please throw away any confirmation number or other documentation that you have if you submitted an entry during Oct. 3-10.
The official website for applying during the period 10/18/17 to 11/22/17 is www.dvlottery.state.gov.