The online registration period for the 2013 Diversity Visa Programme (DV-2013) began on October 4 2011 at 12:00 eastern standard time (EST), and will end on November 5 at 12:00 EST.

The programme makes up to 55,000 diversity visas available each year. These visas are granted to people from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States who meet certain eligibility requirements. Visas are selected randomly from all eligible applicants who correctly submit their visas within the open registration period.

People selected for the diversity visa must have at least a high school education or its equivalent, or two years' work experience within the past five years in an occupation that requires at least two years' training or experience.

For further information on this topic please contact Rami D Fakhoury at Fakhoury Law Group PC by telephone (+1 248 643 4900), fax (+1 248 643 4907) or email ([email protected]).