The U.S Department of State has canceled all entries for the DV-2019 entry period that began on October 3 due to a technical issue. All applications submitted during October 3-10 are not valid and have been removed from the system. The website has been down and people have been having difficulties submitting their applications.
The U.S. Department of State has however issued the following notice on their website addressing the matter:
”Due to a technical issue, the DV-2019 entry period that began on October 3 has been closed. Entries submitted during October 3-10 are not valid and have been excluded from the system; they will not count as a duplicate entry. The technical issue has been resolved and a new full entry period will begin at noon, U.S. Eastern Daylight Time on Wednesday October 18, 2017 and will run until noon Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday November 22, 2017. Only entries submitted during this period will be accepted and considered for selection in the lottery. Please throw away any confirmation number or other documentation that you have if you submitted an entry during Oct. 3-10.”
The notice can be read Here
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