The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program makes available up to 55,000 diversity visas annually, draw from random selection among entries from individuals that meet specific requirements from countries with low rates of immigration to the U.S. Individuals that met the criteria, including country restrictions, were permitted to submit an application electronically between October 2, 2012 and November 3, 2013. The drawing is for fiscal year 2014 which starts on October 1, 2013, and ends September 30, 2013. On May 1, 2013, USCIS announced that individuals that applied for the diversity visa lottery can check online to see if they were selected since the drawing has taken place. The individuals can check online at the USCIS webpage for diversity visa at the following site: DV Lottery.