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How About DV 2019?

Discussion in 'Lottery Visas - DV' started by lawm, Jun 12, 2017.

  1. hiten

    hiten New Member

    I'm actually worried that they might have lost all the submission before the downtime. They're known for messing things up.
  2. Pierre82

    Pierre82 Well-Known Member

    Good luck on DV2019 @hiten
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  3. SusieQQQ

    SusieQQQ Well-Known Member

    In the highly unlikely event that this happened they would make an announcement to that effect. When they do mess up, they ‘fess up too.
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  4. puda

    puda Registered Users (C)

    Hi guys,

    Haven’t been able to complete my entry this year yet (7th!) but I mean at that point I absolutely have no confidence in winning lol! Since I am working for a US company, I might be able to get a sponsorship next year. Will see.
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  5. Mushy_hot

    Mushy_hot Registered Users (C)

    I am now getting worried about dvlottery.state.gov maintenance issue.
  6. Buffon

    Buffon Registered Users (C)

    It's either big time negligence, or there is a deeper issue. Very weird to have "no updates" or info after being down for several days.
  7. BlueCobra

    BlueCobra New Member

    There are definitely some deeper issues. A simple maintenance would not have taken such a long time.
  8. Pierre82

    Pierre82 Well-Known Member

    I don't think its negligence and keep in mind that this IT group probably works with a very limited budget. Lets hope that for next week this issue gets resolved :)
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  9. OnTheGo

    OnTheGo Registered Users (C)

    It certainly is getting to the point where you wonder what exactly could be wrong, but where exactly do you expect updates/infos to be published...on the site itself? That 'Down for maintenance' message is nothing but a default message when they do in fact take the AES system offline - no way to add any update info there I suppose.

    I have read a lot of complaints from people on their Facebook page which mostly get ignored. However, they also run a Twitter account, as I posted already. They reply to pretty much every comment there...even if the question gets repeated over and over. They don't have an update or further info but expect the site to be back online again - and that's pretty much what they have been saying for the past few days. o_O

    We have just taken our photos, chosen one each and run them through the photo tool - so we are ready to go. ;)
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  10. OnTheGo

    OnTheGo Registered Users (C)

  11. moralturpitude

    moralturpitude New Member

    What im curious about is what is the breakdown of allotments per region?

    I can find info about how many people have been selected from what country, and i have gathered that some countries (like new zealand) have a far better chance than other 3rd world nations, which indicates an allotment of places.

    Any info here?

    Im in Australia and im genuinely curious how this year will go.
    With Trump and all, I get a genuine sense that USA isnt as desirable a destination to alot of people as it once was. The timing of the Vegas shooting i think will also turn some aussies off due to violence in respect to raising kids. None of which change my resolve to win, and i doubt Africa will drop numbers no matter what the situation is in the usa, im wondering if OCEANIA applications will drop and help my chances to around 10% from the usual 6%
  12. Qewty

    Qewty Registered Users (C)

    I wish! :)

  13. SusieQQQ

    SusieQQQ Well-Known Member

    Thanks for this. Two more things to highlight are that they will be emailing everyone who entered already, and that the notification date is now also pushed back 2 weeks to 15 May.
  14. OnTheGo

    OnTheGo Registered Users (C)

    Sorry, Susie - you were quicker than me moving my post to its own separate thread. Feel free to add your comment there as you are correct with these extra pieces of info which are contained on their website (see link). Worthwhile pointing out, though so it becomes extra clear to everyone. I don't mind if you delete this and your previous reply here, too...since we've now got the separate thread. ;)
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  15. Qewty

    Qewty Registered Users (C)

    A huge thank you for this update @OnTheGo :)

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  16. OnTheGo

    OnTheGo Registered Users (C)

    No worries! Gotta keep each other informed, right? Fingers crossed for Wednesday (for us it'll be Thursday) and beyond.
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  17. SusieQQQ

    SusieQQQ Well-Known Member

    Wasn’t me! I’m not a mod ;) someone else is super efficient!!
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  18. Kojo E

    Kojo E Active Member

  19. OnTheGo

    OnTheGo Registered Users (C)

    I meant you were quicker in responding to my post than I was able to delete it and instead create that separate thread. I just thought it may be better to delete our comments above, given my separate thread. Doesn't matter really. Haha.
  20. mushu1984

    mushu1984 Member

    A new entry, a new year, same people..good luck to you all!
    Hopefully some of us will win this year.
    I didn't have the time o submit my entry and found out that the system went down.
    How many people will find out in May that they needed to re-apply?
    Have a great day and wish you guys all the best.

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