Finally US DoS have published the official announcement of DV2017 which will start tomorrow, October 1st and finish November 3rd.

There are no changes to the countries that are eligible.

Here are the dates.

DV 2017 Program: Online registration for the DV 2017 Program begins on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and concludes on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4).

Please come back tomorrow as I plan to publish a guide to help people avoid some of the standard mistakes. There is no need to rush to enter on the first day – the date of entry makes NO difference to chance of selection.


By the way – if you are a DV-2016 winner and you want to enter again – that is no problem at all!