• Due to technical issues, the registration period for DV-2019 is being restarted, and all entries made
prior to October 18, 2017, will need to be resubmitted for the entrant to be considered.
• 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 new registration period for DV-2019 opens for electronic entries at 7 pm (noon, Eastern
Daylight Time), Wednesday, October 18, 2017, and closes at 7 pm (noon, Eastern Standard Time),
Wednesday, November 22, 2017.
• If you entered before Wednesday, October 18, 2017, that entry will not be considered, and you will
need to submit another entry during the new registration period. You may submit one new entry
without being disqualified for submitting multiple entries. Individuals who submit more than one
entry during the new registration period will be disqualified.
• Applicants can access the electronic DV entry form (E-DV) at the official E-DV website,, during the registration period. DV instructions also are available on the
Department of State’s public webpage at
• All other eligibility requirements remain the same