October 1, 2014, marks a beginning of yet another chance to win a Green Card lottery which allows immigrants to enter the U.S. legally and become a permanent resident.
Unlike the last year's complete re-write of the instructions, this year's DV-2016 instructions are basically the same with just some minor changes.
Once again, a word about the nomenclature. The Lottery is called DV-2016. The applications can be submitted in October and November 2014. The lottery itself will take place in 2015 with the results being available on May 1, 2015. If you are selected in the DV-2016 program, you are entitled to apply for visa issuance only during U.S. Government Fiscal Year 2016, which spans from October 1, 2015, through September 30, 2016.
Entries for the DV-2016 DV program must be submitted electronically at www.dvlottery.state.gov between noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), Wednesday, October 1, 2014, and noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-5), Monday, November 3, 2014.
Read more in Green Card DV-2016 lottery instructions.