Due to technical issues, the registration period for DV-2019 is being restarted, and all entries made prior to October 18, 2017, will be resubmitted. 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).
THE RE-SUBMIT IS DONE BY US SO YOU SHOULD NOT SUBMIT ANY APPLICATION YOURSELF.
WE WILL UPDATE YOUR FILE WITH NEW CONFIRMATION NUMBER IN YOUR ACCOUNT
The new registration period for DV-2019 opens for electronic entries at 11:00am, Wednesday, October 18, 2017, and closes at 11:00am, Wednesday, November 22, 2017.
Beginning May 15, 2018, DV-2019 entrants will be able to use their unique confirmation number provided at registration to check the online Entrant Status Check at www.usgreencardoffice.com/login to see if their entry was selected. Entrant Status Check will inform successful entrants how to apply for DVs for themselves and their eligible family members. We will also will confirm visa interview appointments through the Entrant Status Check.
Q: What can you tell us about the technical issue? Were entries lost? Was this a hacking attempt?
The technical issue was a failure to properly account for country of eligibility if the entrant was selecting a country of eligibility other than his/her place of birth, which is permitted in certain limited circumstances. This was not a result of any outside interference or hacking attempt.
Q: How many entries had been received before this technical issue?
Due to technical issues, we are unable to reliably estimate how many valid entries were received at this time. In order to protect the integrity of the process and ensure a fair opportunity to all entrants, we are restarting the entry period now.
Q: How many DV entries does the Department expect for DV-2019?
In DV-2018, the last year for which numbers are available, we received more than 14 million entries from principal applicants.
Q: Will this delay the DV-2019 process?
The selection of selected entries for DV-2019 is scheduled to begin May 15, 2018.