State Department Website & Visa Applications

If you need to access the State Department website during the next two week (e.g. to fill out forms like the DS-160, schedule interviews etc.), please keep in mind that the website will almost certainly be “frozen” next Tuesday (May 5th) and possibly for a day or two after, as the DV results (also known as the “Green Card Lottery”) will be published at noon on May 5th and the website will receive exceptional traffic from around the world. In the past it was usually impossible to access that website on these days, so you may want to plan accordingly.
Best regards
und viele Grüße aus Charlotte
Reinhard von Hennigs