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DOS requires Diversity Visa Program petitioners to provide more passport information

  1. Original Date Announced

    June 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
  2. Effective Date

    June 5, 2019
  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

Not in effect
December 6, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Rule
Subject Matter: Immigrant Visas: Diversity
Agencies Affected: DOS

Pre Trump-Era Policies

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