PEOPLE will once again have the opportunity to win permanent residency in the US.
Yesterday the US announced the opening of the 2014 Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery.
It will close on November 4.
US Embassy immigrant visa chief Cyndee Crook said on average there were between 12,000 and 16,000 applicants for the visa from Fiji.
Of these between 250 and 600 are granted immigrant visas to enter the country each year.
Mrs Crook said anyone could enter.
"One rule is that you can only enter once, so anyone that enters more than once gets disqualified.
"The second is that on the day you enter, if you're married you need to list your spouse," Mrs Crook said.
"You must also list any children you have and they could be biological, adopted or the children of your spouse.
"And the third thing has to do with if you qualify for the visa.
"There are two ways to qualify, one you need to have Form Six education and if you haven't then you can fall back on your qualifying work experience."
Mrs Crook said not all jobs would qualify a person for the lottery as some jobs would not help to earn a living in the US.
A list of qualifying jobs is available on the website travel.state.gov.
She said people also needed to look out for scams, adding that the US government would never email people to say they had won the lottery.
Mrs Crook said it was free to apply for the DV Lottery and entrants would be able to confirm whether they had won by March 1.
Thousands of Pacific Islanders apply for the DV Lottery annually and some have been successful.