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  • DOS Interim Rule on Acceptance of Affidavits of Support (12/30/1997)
    DOS interim rule on accepting Affidavits of Support by consular posts abroad. Comments are due by 2/27/98. (62 FR 67563, 12/29/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97123058.
  • USIA Removes Czech Republic from Skills List (12/30/1997)
    USIA notice removing the Czech Prepublic from the Exchange Program Skills List and releasing those countries without skills lists from complying with the Skills List obligation. (62 FR 67431, 12/24/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97123057.
  • DOS Interim Rule on Grounds of Ineligibility (12/30/1997)
    DOS interim rule implementing IIRIRA which added new grounds of inadmissibility and also incorporates into regulations a delegation of authority from INS on 212(a)(1)(A)(ii) waivers of inadmissibility. Also makes miscellaneous technical corrections. Comments due by 2/27/98. (62 FR 67564, 12/29/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97123059.
  • DOS Notice Designating Foreign Terrorists (10/8/1997)
    DOS designation of foreign terrorist organizations. (62 FR 52649, 10/8/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97100859.
  • DOS Final Rule on E Visa Regulations (10/2/1997)
    DOS final rule amends the nonimmigrant visa regulations, by adding a definition of the term substantial to section 41.51 in order to implement the provisions of section 204(c) of Pub. L. 101-649. (62 FR 48149, 9/12/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97100259.
  • DOS Interim Rule on Visa Waiver Pilot Program (10/1/1997)
    DOS interim rule extending the Visa Waiver Pilot Program to all countries that qualify and which are designated as countries whose nationals benefit from the waiver of the B-1/B-2 visa requirement. Rule eliminates probationary entry status. Comments are due by 10/30/97. (62 FR 51030, 9/30/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97100159.
  • DOS Final Rule on Documentation of Investor NIVs (9/30/1997)
    DOS final rule incorporates into regulation the underlying principles of the treaty trader/treaty investor visa classification which have been published in the form of interpretive note material in Volume 9 of the State Department's Foreign Affairs Manual. (62 FR 48149, 9/12/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97093057.
  • DOS Fee for Diversity Immigrant Visas (8/8/1997)
    DOS final rule on the fee for administration of the diversity visa lottery, effective 10/1/97. (62 FR 42665, 8/8/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97080859.
  • USIA Interim Final Rule with Requirements For Au Pair Participants (7/27/1997)
    USIA interim final rule enhancing oversight of au pair programs, including changes to the selection and screening requirements for participants and requiring attendance of six hours of academic credit and limiting the number of child care service hours. Comments due 7/28/97. (62 FR 34632, 6/27/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97072759.
  • Extension of Immigrant Visa Validity Implementing Regulation (5/21/1997)
    DOS final rule extending the period of validity of an immigrant visa to six months from four months from the date of issuance. Rule is effective 10/1/97. (62 FR 27693, 5/21/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97052159.
  • DOS Final Rule on Machine-readable Nonimmigrant Visas (MRV) (5/5/1997)
    DOS final rule modifies its regulations to allow for machine-readable visas (MRVs). The MRV is a durable, long-lasting adhesive foil designed the improve security and protect against counterfeiting and are affixed to passports. (62 FR 24332, 5/5/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97050599.
  • DOS Final Rule on Nonimmigrant MRV and Border Crossing Card Fees (5/5/1997)
    DOS final rule authorizing DOS to collect a processing fee for machine-readable nonimmigrant visas and machine-readable combined border crossing cards. Rule is effective 5/16/97. (62 FR 24334, 5/5/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97050598.
  • DOS Implements Reciprocity Change (5/5/1997)
    DOS final rule implementing 632(b) of Pub. L. 104-208, to authorize the application of the nonimmigrant reciprocity rules to refugees and permanent residents on a reciprocal basis. Also instructs posts to cease issuing Burroughs nonimmigrant visas with indefinite validity. (62 FR 24331, 5/5/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97050597.
  • USIA Policy on Reinstating an Exchange Visitor (4/24/1997)
    USIA statement of agency policy with the circumstances under which the Agency will reinstate an exchange visitor (J Visa) who is unlawfully present in the U.S. Policy is effective 4/24/97. (62 FR 19925, 4/24/97)
    AILA Doc. No. 97042459.
  • DOS Correction on DV Lottery Final Rule (2/21/1996)
    DOS corrects final rule on diversity visa (DV) lottery, amending the effective date of final rule to read 1/22/96 instead of 2/21/96 as originally printed. (61 FR 6111, 2/16/96)
    AILA Doc. No. 96022199.
  • DOS Final Rule on Passports for Minors (2/21/1996)
    DOS final rule amends regulations regarding the basis for issuance and denial of passports to minors, both in custodial dispute and non- dispute situations. (61 FR 6505, 2/21/96)
    AILA Doc. No. 96022198.
  • DOS Final Rule with Changes to DV Lottery Rules (1/22/1996)
    DOS final rule promulgates changes to the regulations implementing the Diversity Immigrant Program provided for in INA 201(a)(3), 201(e), 203(c), and 204(a)(1)(G), as amended. (61 FR 1523, 1/22/96)
    AILA Doc. No. 96012259.
  • DOS Final Rule on Olympic Games Visas (1/22/1996)
    DOS final rule with temporary changes due to 1996 Summer Olympic Games, including allowing posts to process NIVs regardless of applicant's place of residence or physical presence, and waivers of passport and photograph requirement at the time of NIV application and issuance. (61 FR 1521, 1/22/96)
    AILA Doc. No. 96012258.
  • DOS Review of Nonimmigrant and Immigrant Regulations (1/24/1996)
    DOS final rule reflecting the first publication of changes to 22 CFR, Chapter I. (61 FR 1834, 1/24/96)
    AILA Doc. No. 96012459.
  • DOS Extends Travel Restriction to Libya (12/6/1995)
    DOS public notice of the extension of the restriction on the use of the U.S. passport for travel to, in, and through Libya due to unsettled relations between the U.S> and Libya. (60 FR 58129, 11/24/95)
  • DOS Notice on Diversity Visa Program (11/13/1995)
    DOS notice of proposed rule on certain amendments to the regulations implementing the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program provided for in sections 201(a)(3), 201(e), 203(c), and 204(a)(1)(G) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended. Comments due by 12/13/95. (60 FR 56961, 11/13/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 95111359.
  • USIA Final Rule on Foreign Medical Graduates (10/16/1995)
    USIA final rule on the waiver of the two-year home-country physical presence requirement for foreign medical graduates. (60 FR 53122, 10/12/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 95101659.
  • DOS Final Rule on Waiver of Passport/Visa Requirement (6/8/1995)
    DOS final rule to authorizing a waiver of the passport and visa requirements of INA 212(a)(7)(B)(i) for members of the armed forces of certain additional foreign countries. (60 FR 30188, 6/8/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 95060858.
  • USIA Interim Final Rule with J-1 Regulations on Waivers (4/3/1995)
    USIA interim final rule regarding waiver of the two-year foreign residence requirement as it applies to international medical graduates. Comments are due by 5/3/95. (60 FR 16785, 4/3/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 95040359.
  • USIA Final Rule on Au Pair Program (2/16/1995)
    USIA final rule on its oversight and administration of au pair programs. (60 FR 8547, 2/15/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 95021659.
  • DOS Final Rule with Table of NIV Symbols(25 KB - 2/27/1995)
    DOS final rule with new table of immigrant visa symbols. (60 FR 10499, 2/27/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 95022759.
  • DOS Interim Rule on Transitional Diversity Program (2/8/1995)
    DOS interim rule to create a basis for initiating the necessary processing of those immigrant visas authorized during the first three fiscal years of the Transitional Diversity Program, but not used during that period. (60 FR 7443, 2/8/95)
    AILA Doc. No. 95020859.
  • USIA Interim Final Rule on Au Pair Program (12/14/1994)
    USIA interim final rule governing the oversight and administration of au pair programs. (59 FR Unknown, 12/14/94)
    AILA Doc. No. 94121459.
  • DOS Interim Rule for Adjustment of Status 90 Day Bar (10/27/1994)
    DOS interim rule on the prohibition of the issuance of an immigrant visa to an alien for ninety days following an alien's departure from the U.S. unless the alien was maintaining a lawful nonimmigrant status at the time of departure.
    AILA Doc. No. 94102759.
  • DOS Final Rule on Diversity Visa for FY1995 (3/30/1994)
    DOS final rule establishing, effective for FY1995 and thereafter, an annual limit of 55,000 for diversity immigrants, natives of countries determined by specified mathematical computations based upon population totals and totals of specified immigrant admissions over a five-year period.
    AILA Doc. No. 94033059.
 
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