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DHS proposes adding social media question to Electronic Visa Update System

  1. Date Announced

    Feb. 21, 2017

    DHS proposes adding an optional question about social media accounts to Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS), the online system used by nationals of China holding a 10-year B1 or B2 visa. This data will be used for vetting purposes. [ID #674]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    April 24, 2017
  3. Subsequent Action

    April 27, 2017

    After the comment period ended, another notice was published in the Federal Register on April 27, 2017 requesting a further 30-day comment period.

    Agency Information Collection Activities: Electronic Visa Update System
  4. Subsequent Action

    February 10, 2020

    DHS expands collection of social media information to include most CBP and USCIS forms submitted by individuals.

    Agency Information Collection Activities: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Social Media Information on Immigration and Foreign Travel Forms

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