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DOS issues new guidance for heightened vetting of visa applicants

  1. Original Date Announced

    March 17, 2017

    DOS cable (17 STATE 25814) partially supersedes requirement in DOS cable two days earlier (17 STATE 24324) that visa officers ask certain specific questions of applicants from suspect countries. The cable maintains other requirements for visa interviews and increased scrutiny. [ID #679]

    DOS Cable Superseding Previously Issued Cable on Implementing Heightened Screening and Vett 136
  2. Effective Date

    March 17, 2017

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: Non-Immigrant Visas
Agencies Affected: Bureau of Consular Affairs

Pre Trump-Era Policies


Trump-Era Policy Documents

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