Diversity Visa 2019 opens for electronic entries at noon, Eastern Daylight Time, Tuesday, October 3, 2017, and closes at noon, Eastern Standard Time, Tuesday, November 7, 2017.
Applicants can access the electronic DV entry form (E-DV) at the official E-DV website, dvlottery.state.gov, during the registration period. DV instructions also are available on the Department of State’s public webpage at usvisas.state.gov/dv/instructions.
The Department accepts DV entries ONLY through the E-DV site. There is no fee to enter. All entrants must print and retain their online confirmation page after completing their DV entries so that they will be able to check their entry status as explained below.
The law allows only one entry per person during the registration period. Entrants who submit more than one entry will be disqualified.