The entry period for the 2016 Diversity Visa Lottery is open from October 1, 2014 – November 2, 2014. It’s important that entrants carefully review the requirements and follow the State Department procedures for entering the lottery. More information may be found here.
Important Note about Diversity Visa Lottery Scams: There is no fee associated with electronically entering the DV Lottery, and applicants should be careful to avoid scams related to entering the lottery or checking their lottery status. Please carefully read the fraud information relating to the Diversity Visa Lottery found here. DV entrants should only refer to the online status check or instructions on the Diversity Visa Program webpage for official information about the DV process.
While the International Office does not offer specific guidance or advising relating to DV Lottery applications, the State Department provides many resources online. If necessary, consider consulting a private immigration attorney for additional assistance.