Original Date AnnouncedJune 5, 2019
DOS interim final rule, amending 22 CFR 42.33(b)(1), requires that Diversity Visa Program petitioners include on the electronic diversity visa entry form the unique serial or issuance number associated with a valid, unexpired passport; country or authority of passport issuance; and passport expiration date (with certain exceptions). [ID #643]Federal Register, Department of State Interim Final Rule - Visas: Diversity Immigrants
Effective DateJune 5, 2019
Subsequent Trump-Era and Court Action(s)
February 4, 2022
2022.02.04 E.B. v. U.S. Dep't of State, No. 19-2856 (TJK) (D.D.C., Feb. 4, 2022).
On February 4, 2022, Judge Timothy J. Kelly for the District of Columbia vacated the Trump era rule identified in this entry, finding that the rule was unlawfully promulgated without notice-and-comment procedures.
**Litigation is listed for informational purposes and is not comprehensive. For the current status of legal challenges, check other sources.**View Document
Biden Administration Action: Under StudyDecember 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.View Document
Biden Administration Action: Revoked/ReplacedJune 10, 2022
2022.06.10.22 CFR Part 42
This Biden administration policy revokes in its entirety the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.
In response to the District Court's ruling vacating the Trump-era rule, the State Department issued a regulation removing from the Code of Federal Regulations the Trump-era requirement that principal entrants include on the electronic diversity visa entry form certain information, including the unique serial or issuance number associated with the principal's valid, unexpired passport.View Document