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DOS proposes revisions to Form DS-230, Application for Immigrant Visa and Registration

  1. Original Date Announced

    July 26, 2018

    DOS proposes revisions to Form DS-230, Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration. The form is primarily used to collect biographical information from individuals seeking Cuban Family Reunification Parole. In rare circumstances, an applicant for an immigrant visa may complete the DS–230 in lieu of the online version of the application, the DS–260. Consular officers use the information collected to elicit information necessary to determine an applicant’s immigrant visa eligibility. [ID #906]

    Federal Register: 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration Supporting Statement Submitted to OMB
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  3. Biden Administration Action: Under Study

    September 9, 2021

    2021.09.09 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration

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

    On September 9, 2021, DOS posted a notice notifying the public of proposed revisions to Form DS-230 and DS-260 and requesting public comment. DOS provides 60 days for public comment.

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  4. Biden Administration Action: Under Study

    March 28, 2022

    2022.03.28 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration

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

    On March 28, 2022, DOS posted a notice in the Federal Register notifying the public that the agency has submitted proposed revisions to Forms DS-260 and DS-230 to the OMB and provided 30 days for public comment on the proposed revisions.

    Specifically, DOS is updating Form DS-230 to collect the five years of phone numbers and social media identifiers already requested by the DS-260, and the time burden estimate for completing the DS-230 is being updated accordingly. DOS has also removed some duplicate questions that appeared multiple times under the screening questions of the DS-230.

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Current Status

Fully in Effect
September 9, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration
March 28, 2022
Acted on by Biden Administration

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Forms and Information Collection
Agencies Affected: DOS

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