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Green Card Diversity Lottery Do-Over: Entries Must be Re-Submitted Oct 18-Nov 22

What happened?

The U.S. Dept of State has announced that "due to a technical issue," the DV-2019 "Green Card" lottery submissions from October 3-10 have been invalidated.  A new lottery period is scheduled for October 18 through November 22.


What does this mean?

Entries already submitted will not be included in the lottery.  New entries must be filed online during the new period.  The application is simple and there are free resources to complete it. As always, Pearl is happy to help clients with any questions. 


Below is the full text of the State Dept. notice:


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.


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