9:00 PM 10/16/2017
New dates had been announced for the DV-2019 visa lottery program due to some technical problem when it was opened on 03rd October, and the previous session is closed completely.
Those who had submitted their entries in the first week of of October need to re-submit their entries once again and the entries will not be considered as a duplicate ones.
New Opening date: 11:00am, Wednesday, October 18, 2017.
New Closing date: 11:00am, Wednesday, November 22, 2017.
As per the State Department the result checking date too scheduled behind by two week in the year 2018.
If the dv lottery website is not working and the closing date is yet to come, then don’t worry. After few hours or on the next day try to access it again to submit your entry. On some days the website may have troubles due to lot of people accessing it at a time. If the closing date has passed then you have to wait for the next DV program to commence. It is very rare to get message on the application website from the U.S State Department, immediately on any event.
5:07 AM 10/16/2017
There is no change in the “AES is currently down for maintenance. Please try again later.” display on the official DV website. Still the Application section is closed by the US Authorities. The https://www.dvlottery.state.gov/ is working. It is not down. But it is not showing the DV-2019 application form details.
5:57 AM 10/15/2017
We are still monitoring the DV-2019 Application form providing website and the forms are still not being provided to applicants. So you have to keep waiting to submit your entry as the Diversity Visa Lottery (DV) program is 100% web based and features 100% electronic processing. So anything can happen any time for these kinds of web and computer based programs and the problem can be detected by the authorities. Till then keep waiting and visit this page regularly for more information on this issue.
State Department knows about this so they put the maintenance notice.
DV lottery entry site is down for maintenance as per the authorities.
Usually they don’t make maintenance during the application submission period.
There are no place to call regarding this event.
We don’t know when this will come back to normal.
There may be no extension of dates for to apply.
Don’t believe those rumor mill gossips about the site down event.
Still there are more than 22 days to participate in this draw.
5:57 AM 10/14/2017
Lot of people are anxious to know what happens to the official DV-2019 visa lottery application form providing and accepting website. The website was opened on 3rd October and supposed to be closed on 7th November. But all of a sudden it was closed and a message is posted as under maintenance. People are visiting to see whether it is functioning again to submit their E-DV entries. Once the DV2019 website is operational we will inform it here.
5:58 AM 10/13/2017
Keep waiting. The DV-2019 website is still under maintenance as of today too.
As of today many people are experiencing difficulty in accessing the official website in the internet. Many people today went to the DV Lottery website and found no links to the dv-2019 website in that page. Some people furthermore went to
“https://www.dvlottery.state.gov/application.aspx” and found this error message as.
“Server Error in ‘/’ Application.
The resource cannot be found.
Description: HTTP 404. The resource you are looking for (or one of its dependencies) could have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable. Please review the following URL and make sure that it is spelled correctly.
Requested URL: /application.aspx”
So what to do?
nothing can be done by the visitor. All we have to do is keep waiting patiently as the technicians are working hard to restore the application section back to normal. May be tomorrow on 11 th October you can access the official DV Lottery website to submit your application forms for the DV-2019 program.
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