Every year the US government conducts a lottery offering permanent resident status to 50,000 individuals from countries that are underrepresented in the United States. The program is known as the Diversity Visa program and applications are accepted in October. The State Department has announced that it will begin accepting applications for the 2013 Diversity Visa program from October 4, 2011 to November 5, 2011. You can read more about the Diversity Visa program by visiting the US State Department website at:
When you visit the links above, pay special attention to the fraud warnings regarding the Diversity Visa program! There are many internet scams where people are taken advantage of and separated from their hard earned money.