Trinidad Express / The registration period for the 2019 Diversity Visa Lottery Programme has begun. The US Embassy announced the opening of the 2019 Diversity Visa Lottery Program (DV-2019) in a media release on Thursday. Often called the “Green Card Lottery,” DV-2019 is the only official lottery programme for immigrant visas to the United States. Registration began at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, and ends at noon EDT on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. “This annual US government-sponsored programme makes more than 50,000 immigrant visas available worldwide to persons from countries, including Trinidad and Tobago, with lower rates of immigration to the United States. The application process is free and programme requirements are simple, but strict,” the release stated.