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DOS releases instructions for the 2022 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program

  1. Original Date Announced

    September 30, 2020

    DOS releases instructions on how to apply for the 2022 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program. For FY2022, up to 55,000 Diversity Visas will be available. [ID #1069]

    DOS Website: Instructions for the 2022 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV-2022)
  2. Effective Date

    October 7, 2020
  4. Biden Administration Action: Under Study

    December 6, 2021

    2021.12.06 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Electronic Diversity Visa Entry Form

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

    On December 6, 2021, DOS published a notice related to the electronic Diversity Visa entry form. It is unclear if the Biden administration plans to alter or adjust the related forms and practices, but DOS is nonetheless seeking public comment.

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Current Status

Fully in Effect
December 6, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: Immigrant Visas: Diversity
Agencies Affected: Bureau of Consular Affairs

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