• The annual Diversity Visa Lottery (DV-2013) program, which provides opportunity for nationals of countries with low immigration rates to the U.S. to obtain an immigrant visa via a "lottery" system, is now taking entries. The DV-2013 registration period will continue until noon, EDT, on Saturday, November 5, 2011. Visa Lottery entries are accepted solely in an electronic format via the DOS website. Natives of the following countries are not eligible to participate in the DV-2013 program: Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (mainland-born), Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam. Natives of Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, and Taiwan are eligible to apply.