The Department of State’s Diversity Visa Lottery Program for fiscal year 2012 registration will begin on October 5, 2010 for a 30 day period until November 3, 2010. The Department of State has implemented new procedures that affect how entrants will be notified of their selection and how they will receive further instruction. Please review our firm’s Business Immigration Alert at the following link: which will provide you with an overview of the new online system as well as eligibility requirements and application procedures.