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policies between January 2017 and January 2022

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  1. November 2020

    1. November 20, 2020

      State Department proposes new rule impacting intercountry adoption

      Immigrant Visas: Family-BasedCitizenship Bureau of Consular Affairs Proposed Rule

      Current Status

      Not in effect
  1. June 2020

    1. June 26, 2020

      DOS removes defunct immigrant visa classification regulation for certain former U.S. citizens

      Immigrant Visas: Special ImmigrantCitizenship DOS Final/Actual Rule

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. April 2020

    1. April 3, 2020

      COVID-19: DOS temporarily limits in-person passport services

      Citizenship DOS Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. January 2020

    1. January 31, 2020

      USCIS shifts to requiring citizens residing abroad to file Form I-130 online except in very limited circumstances

      Immigrant Visas: Family-BasedCitizenship USCISDOS Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. December 2019

    1. December 9, 2019

      DOS clarifies passport regulations for applicants with delinquent tax debt

      Citizenship DOS Final/Actual Rule

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. August 2019

    1. August 9, 2019

      USCIS announces closure of Seoul office

      Citizenship USCISDOS Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. August 9, 2019

      USCIS plans to close several international field offices

      Immigrant VisasCitizenship DOSUSCIS Final/Actual Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. July 2019

    1. July 11, 2019

      POTUS issues EO 13880 on Collecting Information about Citizenship Status in Connection with 2020 Census

      Citizenship DHSDOSHHSSSA Final/Actual Presidential Orders
  1. December 2018

    1. December 6, 2018

      DOS revises Form DS-3077, Request for Entry into Children's Passport Issuance Alert Program

      Citizenship DOS Final/Actual Forms and Information Collection
    2. December 6, 2018

      DOS proposes revisions to Form DS-5506, Local U.S. Citizen Skills/Resources Survey

      Citizenship DOS Final/Actual Forms and Information Collection

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. November 2018

    1. November 9, 2018

      USCIS amends guidance on suitability of prospective parents for intercountry adoption

      Immigrant Visas: Family-BasedCitizenship USCISDOS Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. August 2018

    1. August 29, 2018

      Reports of denials of passports to US citizens born near Mexican border

      Citizenship USCISDOS Reported Change in Practice

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
    2. August 9, 2018

      DOS requests comment on proposed revisions to Form DS-5507, Affidavit of Physical Presence for Birth Abroad

      Citizenship DOS Final/Actual Forms and Information Collection

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. July 2018

    1. Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. June 2018

  1. April 2018

    1. April 18, 2018

      USCIS clarifies parental physical presence requirements for child born abroad

      Citizenship USCISBureau of Consular Affairs Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect
  1. November 2017

    1. November 20, 2017

      USCIS issues new standards for adoption from Hague Convention countries.

      Immigrant Visas: Family-BasedCitizenship USCISBureau of Consular Affairs Final/Actual Agency Directive

      Current Status

      Fully in Effect