Diversity Visa (Green Card Lottery) Entries Discarded by DOS Due to Glitch, New Period Opens on October 18, 2017

As previously reported, the annual Diversity Visa Lottery (DV) Program submission period for fiscal year 2019 began on October 3, 2017. The U.S. Department of State has issued an alert that, due to a technical issue, the Diversity Visa (DV) 2019 entry period that began on October 3, 2017 has been closed. Entries submitted between October 3 and October 10, 2017 are not valid and have been excluded from the system; resubmitting such an entry will not count as a duplicate entry. The technical issue has been resolved and a new full entry period will begin at noon (ET) on October 18, 2017 and will run until noon (ET) on November 22, 2017. Only entries submitted during this period will be accepted and considered for selection in the lottery.

Individuals who submitted entries between October 3 and October 10, 2017 must, therefore, resubmit their entries when the new full entry period begins on October 18, 2017.

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