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State Department confirms effective date for final rule on Electronic Visa Update System

  1. Date Announced

    May 21, 2019

    “The Department of State confirms 11/29/2016 as the effective date for the final rule published in the Federal Register of October 26, 2016, instituting a requirement for nonimmigrant aliens who hold a passport issued by an identified country containing a U.S. nonimmigrant visa of a designated category to provide required information to DHS [through the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS)] after the receipt of his or her visa of a designated category.” [ID #761]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Nov. 29, 2016
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Rule
Agencies Affected: USCIS Bureau of Consular Affairs

Prior Policies

  • The new rule amends 22 CFR 41.122 in support of a joint program with DHS that requires nonimmigrant aliens who hold a passport issued by an identified country containing a U.S. nonimmigrant visa of a designated category to periodically provide required information to DHS after the receipt of his or her visa of a designated category. The revised 22 CFR 41.122(b)(3) and the contemporaneous DHS rule amends 8 CFR part 215, subpart B in creating the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS).

    22 CFR § 41.122 ­ Revocation of visas

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