**** UPDATE ****
The DV-2019 entry period is being restarted and extended.
I am getting lots of people asking the same questions so I want to write this one time and refer people to this message.
- The DV lottery entry site is down for maintenance.
- This was not planned – something broke, and they are actively trying to fix it.
- They are aware of the problem.
- There is no need to phone anyone!
- There is no projected timeline for when this will get fixed.
- I don’t know anything about the details.
- It will get fixed.
- I don’t know if they will extend the entry period because of the outage.
- This is nothing to do with Trump, travel bans or any particular country.
- There are 3 weeks left to enter – no need to panic.