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  • DOS Designates Sajid Mohammed Badat as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (12/19/2005)
    The DOS designates the Sajid Mohammed Badat, also known by a number of different aliases, as a Foreign Terrorist Organization, and determines that no prior notice need be provided to any person subject to the determination. (70 FR 75233, 12/19/05)
    AILA Doc. No. 05121967.
  • DOS Semi-Annual Regulatory Agenda(110 KB - 11/1/2005)
    The Department of State published its semi-annual regulatory agenda. The agenda outlines current and projected rulemaking efforts by the Department and provides an estimated timetable for each item. (70 FR 64932, 10/31/05)
    AILA Doc. No. 05110117.
  • DOS Final Rule Implements Changes to Regulations Regarding Electronic Passports (10/25/2005)
    DOS final rule amends the passport regulations to incorporate changes related to introduction of the electronic passport. This rule takes effect 10/25/05. (70 FR 61553, 10/25/05)
    AILA Doc. No. 05102569.
  • DOS Final Rule Implements Section 105 of TVPA (10/13/2005)
    DOS final rule implements Section 105 of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, aiming to enhance interagency communication regarding international trafficking in persons. Rule is effective 9/22/05. (70 FR 59654, 10/13/05)
    AILA Doc. No. 05101362.
  • DOS Designates the Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (10/11/2005)
    The DOS designates the Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group, also known as Groupe Islamique Combattant Marocain (GICM), as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (70 FR 59114, 10/11/05)
    AILA Doc. No. 05101112.
  • DOS Information on Applying for 2007 DV Lottery (10/5/2005)
    DOS issues information on how to apply for the 2007 Diversity Visa lottery. Entries must be submitted electronically between noon, Eastern Standard Time (E.S.T.) on Wednesday, October 5, 2005 and noon (E.S.T.) on Sunday, December 4, 2005. (70 FR 58250, 10/5/05)
    AILA Doc. No. 05100567.
  • DOS Final Rule Amends Passport Regulations (9/13/2005)
    DOS publishes final rule concerning changes to its regulations regarding passport amendments, replacement passports and unpaid fees. This rule takes effect 9/26/05. (70 FR 53922, 9/13/05)
    AILA Doc. No. 05091369.
  • DOS Final Rule on Implementation of E-3 Visa (9/6/2005)
    DOS final rule implements the E-3 visa for Australian specialty occupation workers. (70 FR 52292, 9/2/05)
    AILA Doc. No. 05090660.
  • CBP/DOS Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Passport Requirements (9/1/2005)
    CBP and DOS invite comments on implementation of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Action of 2004 requirement that, by 1/1/08, U.S. citizens and nonimmigrants may enter the U.S. only with passports or such alternatives as designated by DHS. (70 FR 52037, 9/1/05)
    AILA Doc. No. 05090160.
  • DOS Correction to Secondary Student Exchange Visitor Program Rule (8/24/2005)
    DOS corrects its proposed rule published 8/12/05 (70 FR 47152) regarding the requirements of criminal background checks for those involved in administering the Exchange Visitor Program for secondary school students. (70 FR 49515, 8/24/05)
    AILA Doc. No. 05082467.
  • DOS Proposes Rule on Secondary School Students Regulations (8/15/2005)
    DOS announces proposed amendments to existing regulations governing the Exchange Visitor Program for secondary school students to impose new program administration requirements. Comments due 10/11/05. (70 FR 47152, 8/12/05)
    AILA Doc. No. 05081569.
  • DOS Corrects Final Rule Professors and Research Scholars Final Rule (6/23/2005)
    DOS corrects its 5/19/05 final rule on regulations for professors and research scholars in the Exchange Visitor Program. The final rule contained incorrect information regarding the 12-month bar; this notice corrects it. (70 FR 36344, 6/23/05)
    AILA Doc. No. 05062341.
  • DOS Publishes Final Rule Regarding Professors and Research Scholars (6/23/2005)
    DOS publishes its final rule on regulations for professors and research scholars in the Exchange Visitor Program. Note: This notice contains incorrect information regarding the 12-month bar; a subsequent notice on 6/23/05 corrects it. (70 FR 28815, 5/19/05)
    AILA Doc. No. 05062340.
  • DOS Amends Regulations on Visa Ineligibility for Unlawful Voters (6/21/2005)
    Effective 7/21/05, DOS interim rule amends its regulations concerning visa ineligibility for aliens who vote unlawfully. The amendment is made in order to comply with the provisions of the Child Citizenship Act of 2000. Comments accepted up to 60 days from 8/22/05. (70 FR 35526, 6/21/05)
    AILA Doc. No. 05062116.
  • DOS Designation of Islamic Jihad Group as a Terrorist Organization Takes Effect (6/17/2005)
    The DOS designates the Islamic Jihad Group, also known by a number of different aliases, as a Foreign Terrorist Organization, effective June 17, 2005. (70 FR 35332, 6/17/05)
    AILA Doc. No. 05061765.
  • DOS Adds New Aliases to Foreign Terrorist Group Designation of Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (6/17/2005)
    The DOS amends it 2003 designation of Lashkar-e-Tayyiba as a Foreign Terrorist Organization to include other aliases. (70 FR 35333, 6/17/05)
    AILA Doc. No. 05061764.
  • DOS Designates Islamic Jihad Group as a Terrorist Organization (5/25/2005)
    The DOS designates the Islamic Jihad Group, also known by a number of different aliases, as a Foreign Terrorist Organization, and determines that no prior notice need be provided to any person subject to the determination. (70 FR 30179, 5/25/05)
    AILA Doc. No. 05052561.
  • DOS Publishes Spring 2005 Regulatory Agenda (5/16/2005)
    DOS publishes Spring 2005 regulatory agenda. (70 FR 27210, 5/16/05)
    AILA Doc. No. 05051666.
  • DOS Begins Process for Selecting Accrediting Entities Under the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 (3/8/2005)
    DOS announces that it will meet with eligible applicants to begin the process of selecting accrediting entities under the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000. (70 FR 11306, 3/8/05)
    AILA Doc. No. 05030869.
  • DOS Publishes Proposed Rule on Electronic U.S. Passports (2/18/2005)
    DOS proposed rule revising regulations to reflect electronic requirements in U.S. passports, such as defining "electronic passport" and including a damaged electronic chip as an additional basis for possible invalidation of a passport. Comments are due 45 days from 2/18/05. (70 FR 8305, 2/18/05)
    AILA Doc. No. 05021866.
  • DOS Publishes Final Rule Amending SEVIS Regulations (2/16/2005)
    DOS final rule, effective 5/23/03, adding the requirement that consular officers verify SEVIS-generated I-20s and DS-2019s in the Consolidated Consular Database, and verify the payment of SEVIS fees. The rule also makes Border Commuter Students subject to SEVIS requirements. (70 FR 7853, 2/16/05)
    AILA Doc. No. 05021661.
  • DOS Final Rule with Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (2/3/2005)
    Effective 3/8/05, the Department of State's final rule contains four changes, including the already effective additional exemption to the MRV fee, and three new fees. (70 FR 5372, 2/2/05)
    AILA Doc. No. 05020360.
 
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