The US Department of State has announced the dates for the next round of the Diversity Visa lottery here. The online entry registration period for the DV-2018 lottery is between noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), on October 4, 2016 and noon EDT on November 7, 2016.
As a "winner" of the lottery myself, 22 years ago, I encourage everyone who is eligible to apply as soon as possible. The odds may be long, but somebody has to win. Good luck!
Full details of DV-2017, including eligible countries, will be posted in a later blog, once these are published.
Elaine Martin has been practising US and global immigration law since 1997. She is an immigrant herself (from Ireland), so has a special understanding of the legal and emotional challenges involved in relocating to a new country.