The US Embassy in Ecuador has recently published a message which says US Diversity lottery a.k.a Green Card lottery for the fiscal year 2019 will be restarted. It also stats that, no previous entries will be considered, So you will have to register and apply for the DV lottery Visa program again.
The official website “travel.state.gov” hasn’t commented anything over this notice issued by US embassy in Equador. We will have to wait for an official statement from the department. The announcement from US Embassy in Ecuador is as follows.
DV Lottery 2019 Cancelled or Not?
Due to technical problems, the enrollment period for the DV-2019 program has been restarted and all registrations made before October 18, 2017, will need to be reworked to be considered. We apologize for the inconvenience. To ensure impartiality and to protect the integrity of the process for all involved, we must restart the registration process for this year (DV-2019).
The new enrollment period for US green card lottery 2019 will start from October 18, 2017, and will end on November 22, 2017.
For avoiding the cancellation of US Diversity lottery 2019 visa make sure you have registered with the website after October 18, and not before the stipulated date. You can submit a new record without being disqualified. Persons who submit more than one registration during this new term will be disqualified.
Applicants can start filling the new application through the official website https://dvlottery.state.gov/. It is advised to go through the important instructions on filling up the DV Lottery 2019 form.
Apart from the addition of Sri Lanka to the list of eligible countries to apply for DV lottery visa. All other eligibility criteria remain the same. Go through, if you are unaware of DV lottery 2019 requirements,
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