The Department of State has published the start date for online registration for the DV-2014 program. Online registration will begin on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 12 noon EST, and will end on Saturday, November 3, 2012, at 12 noon EST. The Department of State also notes that instructions for the 2014 program are not yet available.
Each year under the Diversity Visa program, 55,000 diversity visas are made available to eligible petitioners from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States. Applicants who are selected by the random lottery are offered a permanent resident diversity visa.