The Department of State has issued instructions for the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program for fiscal year 2012. The diversity visa program is an annual lottery open to individuals from countries with low rates of immigration to the U.S. If selected, the individual is permitted to seek lawful permanent residence (green card status). For fiscal year 2012, 50,000 diversity visas will be made available and entries must be submitted electronically between October 5, 2010 at noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) to November 3, 2010 at noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). See http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/types/types_1318.html for detailed information about the diversity lottery program and online application. Please contact our office for assistance.