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DOS proposes revisions to medical examination form for refugees and visa applicants

  1. Original Date Announced

    July 7, 2020

    DOS seeks public comment regarding proposed revisions to Form DS-2054, Medical Examination for Visa or Refugee Applicant, and associated worksheets, Forms DS–3030, DS–3025, and DS–3026. These forms are completed by panel physicians for refugees and noncitizens and are submitted to the consular officer. The forms collect medical information necessary to determine whether refugees or visa applicants have medical conditions affecting the applicant’s eligibility for a visa, or affecting the public health and requiring treatment. DOS is proposing to amend the name of the collection, to reflect that some nonimmigrant visa applicants are required to undergo medical examinations. DOS has also made numerous revisions to Form DS-2054 and associated worksheets, predominantly relating to the medical results collected, such as adding more lines to describe mental health disorders and use of substances. The specific changes proposed are set forth in detail in the supporting statement submitted to OMB. The comment period for this proposed revision ends on September 8, 2020. [ID #1006]

    60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Medical Examination for Visa or Refugee Applicant Supporting Statement Submitted to OMB
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  3. Biden Administration Action: Approved/Retained

    September 9, 2021

    OMB approval

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

    On September 9, 2021, OMB approved the revisions to this information collection.

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  4. Biden Administration Action: Approved/Retained

    March 31, 2022

    2022.03.31 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Medical Examination for Visa or Refugee Applicant: DS-2054, DS-3025, DS-3026, DS-3030

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

    On March 31, 2022, DOS published a notice requesting public comment on an extension without change of this approved information collection. The public is provided 60 days to comment.

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Current Status

Fully in Effect
September 9, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration
March 31, 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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