Due to a technical issue, the Diversity Visa (DV) 2019 entry period that began on October 3, 2017, was closed.  Lottery entries submitted between October 3 and October 10, 2017, are not valid and have been deleted; resubmission of any entries made during that period is necessary and will not count as a duplicate entry.  The technical issue has been resolved and a new lottery period will begin at noon (ET) on October 18, 2017, and will run until noon (ET) on November 22, 2017. Only entries submitted during this new designated lottery period will be accepted and considered for selection in the lottery.