Online registration for the annual Diversity Visa (DV) Program began on October 2, 2012 and is set to conclude on November 3, 2012 at 12 noon Eastern Daylight Time. All DV entries are submitted electronically at, and DV applicants can make submissions on their own or through authorized representatives. Importantly, the Entrant Status Check available on the lottery website above is the only means by which participants are notified of their lottery "win" or if they have not been selected. This means that applicants receiving notifications by e-mail or mail of their lottery selection are fraud targets and should not correspond and/or send money in response to any such mailings.