**** UPDATE ****

The DV-2019 entry period is being restarted and extended.

DV2019 entry period to be restarted



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.