The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website went through a re-design on October 30, 2013. USCIS, in its commitment to help out its customers as much as it can will occasionally update its site for ease of use or other reasons.
Green Card Lottery registrants will not largely be affected by the change in the appearance of the immigration website.
Registrants are still encourages to sign up for the Green Card Lottery before the close-out date of November 2, 2013.
Be prepared before you begin the process of applying for the Green Card Lottery as you are only afforded one chance to get it right.
The new website will be available in both English and Spanish and is designed to be simpler and more enjoyable to navigate.
Improved navigation drop-downs have been added and the search results are expected to be more accurate than before. Further developments are in the works and are expected to be released in the coming months.
Permanent residents (green card holders) of the United States are expected to report to the USCIS with any change in address and the USCIS has made this process easier by streamlining the online change-in-address tool.
The USCIS maintains an active internet presence with a Facebook, Twitter and YouTube account. They also maintain their own blog, The Beacon, which is updated regularly with news about the agency and the people it helps.