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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.

DV 2019 Program: Entries for the DV-2019 DV program must be submitted electronically between noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), October 18, 2017, and noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-5), November 22, 2017. Do not wait until the last week of the registration period to enter, as heavy demand may result in website delays.

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DV 2019 Entrants: Please keep your confirmation number until September 30, 2019.

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Please read the DV-2019 Entry Instructions carefully. Entrants may be disqualified for not completing the entry form correctly or by submitting more than one entry.


Program Overview
DV-2019 Eligibility
DV-2019 Entry period
Completing your Electronic Entry for the DV-2019 Program
Selection of applicants
Instructions for Submitting a Digital Photograph (Image)
Technical Specifications
Frequently Asked Questions
List of countries by region whose natives are eligible for DV-2019

For DV-2019, natives of the following countries are not eligible to apply, because more than 50,000 natives of these countries immigrated to the United States in the previous five years:

Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (mainland-born), Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam.
Persons born in Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, and Taiwan are eligible.

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MAY 3, 2016
2017 Entrant Status Check: DV-2017 entrants may enter their confirmation information through the link http://www.dvlottery.state.gov/ESC/
>> Please read here how to Check your DV-2017 status
>> If you forgot your DV-2017 Confirmation Number, please read here