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DOS issues new supplemental questionnaire (Form DS-5535) for enhanced vetting

  1. Date Announced

    May 4, 2017

    Department of State (DOS) issues new supplemental questionnaire (Form DS-5535) for those "who have been determined to warrant additional scrutiny in connection with terrorism or other national security-related visa ineligibilities." The questionnaire asks applicants for their passport numbers, travel history, employment history and residential addresses over the past 15 years, the names of all spouses or partners (whether living or deceased), and applicants' user names on all social media accounts they have used in the last five years.

    [ID #684]

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  3. Subsequent Action

    December 5, 2019

    A pair of documentary film organizations sued the Trump administration over its requirement that foreigners disclose their social media accounts. Motion to dismiss pending in D.C. District Court as of 10/21/20 in Doc Society et al v. Pompeo (D.D.C.), Case No. 1:19-cv-03632.

    **Litigation is listed for informational purposes and is not comprehensive. For the current status of legal challenges, check other sources.**

    Doc Society, International Documentary Association v. Pompeo and Wolf Complaint

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