The registration period for the FY 2014 Diversity Visa lottery will open on Tuesday, October 2 at noon EDT. Interested and qualified participants will have until Saturday, November 3, 2012 at noon EDT to submit their online registration forms and accompanying photographs. http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/types/types_1318.html The State Department has yet to release its official instructions for the FY 2014 DV lottery, which will contain detailed information regarding registration procedures, and a list of countries whose nationals are not eligible to participate in the lottery. Applicants must carefully follow the State Department’s official lottery instructions. Lottery entries and digital photos that do not precisely conform to the instructions will be disqualified. Good luck to all those participating!