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Visa Security

Goal Leaders: Carl Risch, Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs, Bureau of Consular Affairs

Karen Christensen, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs

Goal Statement: Under Executive Order 13780 (Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States), the interagency identified additional critical data points that should be collected from every visa applicant to enhance border security and visa security screening protocols. By September 30, 2019, the Department will update the DS-160 and DS-260 nonimmigrant and immigrant visa application forms and add the newly-collected fields to our data sharing feeds for interagency partners.

Implementation Action Plans will be available with the Q1 FY 2018 performance update.