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DOS proposes revisions to Form DS-5535, Supplemental Questions for Visa Applicants

  1. Original Date Announced

    October 21, 2020

    DOS is proposing revisions to Form DS-5535, Supplemental Questions for Visa Applicants, which collects information from certain immigrant and nonimmigrant visa applicants worldwide "who have been determined to warrant additional scrutiny in connection with terrorism, national security-related, or other visa ineligibilities." While the Department previously required applicants completing the DS-5535 to provide their social media platforms and identifiers, also known as social media handles, used during the last five years, and phone numbers and email addresses used during the last five years, the form will no longer include those fields as they will now be incorporated into the DS-156 Nonimmigrant Visa Application and DS-160 Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application. [ID #1124]

    DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 11228] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Supplemental Questions for Visa Applicants
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  3. Biden Administration Action: Under Study

    February 5, 2021

    DOS 30-Day Notice and Request for Comments on Form DS-5535

    On February 5, 2021, the DOS provided an additional 30-day comment period for the public to submit comments on proposed changes to Form DS-5535.

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  4. Biden Administration Action: Approved/Retained

    May 11, 2021

    OMB approves information collect request

    On 05/11/2021, OMB approved this information collection.

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Current Status

Fully in Effect
February 5, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration
May 11, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration

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