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DOS proposes revisions to Form DS-7794, Electronic Medical Examination

  1. Original Date Announced

    October 23, 2020

    DOS announced a 30-day notice and request for comments on proposed revisions to Form DS-7794, Electronic Medical Examination for Visa Applicant. This electronic collection records medical information necessary to determine whether visa applicants have medical conditions affecting the applicant’s eligibility for a visa. DOS is proposing several revisions to the form, including non-substantive and substantive changes. [ID #1130]

    Department of State requests comments on proposed revisions to Form DS-7794 Supporting Statement Submitted to OMB
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  3. Biden Administration Action: Approved/Retained

    September 9, 2021

    OMB approval of Form DS-7794

    This Biden administration action approved the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    On September 9. 2021, OMB approved with change the proposed revisions to Form DS-7794.

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  4. Biden Administration Action: Proposed Revocation/Replacement

    December 20, 2021

    Emergency Approval Justification

    This Biden administration action proposed revisions to the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    On December 20, 2021, DOS requested emergency approval from OMB for revisions to Form DS-7794.

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  5. Biden Administration Action: Modified

    January 5, 2022

    OMB approval of Form DS-7794

    This Biden administration action modified the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    On January 5, 2022, OMB approved the proposed revisions to Form DS-7794 on an emergency basis for a period of six months contingent on State publishing a full 60-day notice within 60 days.

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  6. Biden Administration Action: Proposed Revocation/Replacement

    January 6, 2022

    DOS letter to OMB

    This Biden administration action proposed revisions to the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    On January 6, 2022, DOS requested emergency approval from OMB for revisions to Form DS-7794. Specifically DOS requested OMB emergency processing of the proposed expansion of the respondent pool for DS-7794, Electronic Medical Examination for Visa Applicant to include parolees, pursuant to the process established in 5 C.F.R. 1320.13, in light of the Afghan evacuation and Operation Allies Welcome.

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  7. Biden Administration Action: Modified

    January 7, 2022

    OMB approval of Form DS-7794

    This Biden administration action modified the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    On January 7, 2022, OMB approved the proposed revisions to Form DS-7794 until July 31, 2022.

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  8. Biden Administration Action: Under Study

    April 21, 2022

    2022.04.21 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Electronic Medical Examination for Visa or Refugee Applicant

    This Biden administration action considers the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    On April 21, 2022, DOS published a notice notifying the public of a request for extension without change of Form DS-7794 and accepting public comments up to June 21, 2022.

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Current Status

Partially in effect
September 9, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration
December 20, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration
January 5, 2022
Acted on by Biden Administration
January 6, 2022
Acted on by Biden Administration
January 7, 2022
Acted on by Biden Administration
April 21, 2022
Acted on by Biden Administration

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Proposed
Trump Administration Action: Forms and Information Collection
Subject Matter: Immigrant Visas
Agencies Affected: DOS

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