DOS has issued its Diversity Lottery Visa Instructions for DV-2012. According to the instructions, the on-line entry must be posted during the registration period which is between October 5, 2010 to November 3, 2010. To enter, an applicant must be from a country whose natives qualify, and must meet the education or work experience requirements. No countries have been added or removed from the previous years list of countries, and 50,000 visas will be available. The Department will randomly draw selectees for the lottery to be distributed among 6 geographic regions with no single country within each region receiving more than 7% of diversity visas in one year.