On October 1, 2015 the US State Department opened the application window for the USA 2017 Diversity Visa program (DV-2017), also known as the US Visa Lottery or green card lottery. Those interested must apply by the deadline of November 3, 2015. Only electronic applications made through the website https://www.dvlottery.state.gov/ will be accepted. Uganda is one of several countries whose citizens qualify to enter the US Visa Lottery.
Instructions, including a photo tool to assist you in preparing your photo for submission, are found at this link https://goo.gl/MKQAj. Entry into the US Visa Lottery is free. A person who successfully submits an application receives a confirmation number that he or she can use to track the application status at https://goo.gl/iLwdZ8.
The US State Department and the US Federal Trade Commission warn intending entrants into the Visa Lottery against fraud and scams. If anyone claims that, at a fee, they assist applicants to enhance their chances of winning, that person is probably committing fraud. The US Federal Trade Commission offers advice on avoiding fraud and scams in the Visa Lottery program at this link http://goo.gl/fW1gb3.