At this time, any U.S. government shutdown will not affect Embassy London operations. The Embassy and Consular section do not anticipate a disruption to services beginning October 1.
Latest information will be posted on the Embassy website – http://london.usembassy.gov/servicenews001.html
The online registration period for DV 2015 will begin on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and conclude on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4).
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