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POTUS issues EO 13802, removing three-week timeline requirement for consular non-immigrant visa interviews

  1. Date Announced

    June 21, 2017

    Executive Order 13802 deletes section 2(b)(ii) of EO 13597, which set the requirement that 80% of consular non-immigrant visa interviews occur within three weeks of receipt of application. [ID #686]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    June 21, 2017
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Presidential Orders
Subject Matter: Non-Immigrant Visas
Agencies Affected: Bureau of Consular Affairs

Prior Policies

  • EO 13597, section 2(b)(ii) states: "ensure that 80 percent of nonimmigrant visa applicants are interviewed within 3 weeks of receipt of application, recognizing that resource and security considerations and the need to ensure provision of consular services to U.S. citizens may dictate specific exceptions"

    Executive Order 13597

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