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  • DOS Delegates J Visa Authority (11/22/1999)
    DOS notice delegating to Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs duties relating to J Visa exchange visitor program. (64 FR 63840, 11/22/99)
    AILA Doc. No. 99112201.
  • DOS to Require IV Fees Prior to Application (10/28/1999)
    DOS proposed rule to change the regulation to require the applicant to pay the immigrant visa application processing fee prior to the time of application. Comments are due by 12/29/99. (64 FR 58004, 10/28/99)
    AILA Doc. No. 99102801.
  • DOS Final Rule with Technical Corrections to Visa Regulations (10/13/1999)
    DOS final rule providing technical changes to 22 CFR Parts 40 & 42, including applicability of six-month immigrant visa for derivative applicants, and availability of immediate-relative status for children of deceased U.S. citizens (64 FR 55417, 10/13/99)
    AILA Doc. No. 99101359.
  • DOS Final Rule on Affidavits of Support (9/21/1999)
    DOS final rule amends regulations pertaining to the issuance of visas by establishing uniform procedures for the acceptance of affidavits of support and implements regulations on affidavits of support established in IIRIRA. Rule is effective as of 12/17/97. (64 FR 50751, 9/20/99)
    AILA Doc. No. 99092157.
  • USIA Interim Rule on J Reinstatement (8/13/1999)
    USIA interim final rule on reinstatement to status for exchange visitors who fail to maintain their program status. (64 FR 44123, 8/13/99)
    AILA Doc. No. 99081359.
  • DOS Final Rule on Border Crossing Cards (8/19/1999)
    DOS final rule concerning border crossing cards and includes a requirement for the inclusion of a machine-readable biometric identifier in such cards. (64 FR 45162, 8/19/99)
    AILA Doc. No. 99081958.
  • DOS Interim Rule on Visa Waiver Program Additions (8/5/1999)
    DOS interim rule adding Portugal, Singapore, and Uruguay to the list of participants of the Visa Waiver Pilot Program. Rule is effective 8/9/99. (64 FR 42032, 8/3/99)
    AILA Doc. No. 99080558.
  • USIA Final Rule on Fees for 212(e) Waiver Requests (7/26/1999)
    USIA final rule adopting a fee sufficient for it to recover the full cost of its administrative processing of requests for waivers of the two-year return to the home country requirement set forth in section 212(e) of the INA. Rule is effective 7/26/99. (64 FR 40286, 7/26/99)
    AILA Doc. No. 99072658.
  • USIA Sets Fees for Exchange Visitor Program (J-Visa) Requests (9/27/1999)
    DOS interim final rule establishes fees for all extension, change of category, or reinstatement requests ($198); program designation requests ($779); and all nonroutine requests for Form IAP-66 ($43). Comments due 11/30/99. (64 FR 51894, 9/27/99)
    AILA Doc. No. 99092759.
  • USIA Policy Statement on FMGs (6/30/1999)
    USIA policy statement regarding various program administration issues arising from the pursuit of graduate medical education or training in the U.S. by foreign medical graduates under the Exchange Visitor program. (67 FR 34982, 6/30/99)
    AILA Doc. No. 99063040.
  • DOS Proposed Rule on Fees for UN officials (5/28/1999)
    DOS proposed rule to exempt members of UN observer missions and their immediate family members from paying a visa processing fee and a visa issuance fee when obtaining a visa to enter the U.S. as a UN observer. (64 FR 28946, 5/28/99)
    AILA Doc. No. 99052891.
  • DOS Final Rule on Passport and Visa Waivers (5/28/1999)
    DOS final rule revises regulations regarding the waiver of the passport and NIV visa requirement for aliens applying for entry to the U.S. in an unforeseen emergency. (64 FR 28915, 5/28/99)
    AILA Doc. No. 99052890.
  • DOS Consular Nationality Procedures Final Rule (4/22/1999)
    DOS final rule implements sections of the Immigration and Nationality Technical Corrections Act of 1994 (INTCA). The INTCA added new grounds for denying, revoking or canceling a passport, and for canceling a Consular Report of Birth. (64 FR 19713, 4/22/99)
    AILA Doc. No. 99042259.
  • USIA Proposed Rule on Au Pair Programs (4/13/1999)
    USIA proposed rule on regulations governing the au pair programs to strength oversight and general accountability of the program and identify and reduce potential risks to program participants. Comments are due 5/13/99/ (64 FR 17988, 4/13/99)
    AILA Doc. No. 99041358.
  • USIA Final Rule on Exchange Visitor Program Short-Term Scholar Program (4/13/1999)
    DOS final rule to enhance the programmatic utility of the Short-Term Scholar category of exchange participation by amending existing regulations to permit short-term scholar participants to lecture and consult at institutions not listed on their Form IAP-66. Effective 4/13/99. (64 FR 17975, 4/13/99)
    AILA Doc. No. 99041357.
  • DOS Interim Rule on Exchange Visitor Program (4/13/1999)
    USIA interim final rule adopting specific regulations governing participation in summer work travel programs conducted by Agency-designated sponsors pursuant to P. L. 105-277. Regulations are effective 4/13/99. (64 FR 17976, 4/13/99)
    AILA Doc. No. 99041359.
  • DOS Adds Zimbabwe to List of Countries Recognized for Extended Passport Validity (3/24/1999)
    DOS public notice adding Zimbabwe to the list of competent authorities that have provided the necessary assurances to the U.S. to be recognized for extended passport validity. (64 FR 14300, 3/24/99)
    AILA Doc. No. 99032459.
  • DOS Interim Rule on Waivers for British Virgin Islands Nationals (2/18/1999)
    DOS interim rule extends the nonimmigrant visa and/or passport waiver provision to include nationals of the British Virgin Islands who seek to enter the U.S. mainland temporarily for business or pleasure through the port-of-entry at St. Thomas. Effective 3/18/99. (64 FR 7998, 2/18/99)
    AILA Doc. No. 99021858.
  • USIA Final Rule on Exchange Visitor Program Fee (2/9/1999)
    USIA final rule adopting fees sufficient to recover the full cost of the administration processing of requests for waivers of the two-year return to the home country requirement set for in section 212(3) of the INA. Effective 3/11/99. (64 FR 6191, 2/9/99)
    AILA Doc. No. 99020959.
  • DOS Proposed Revocation or Restriction of Passports Regulation (2/5/1999)
    DOS proposed rule would amend regulations to add new grounds for denying, revoking or canceling a passport, and for canceling a Consular Report of Birth. Comments must be received by 3/8/99. (64 FR 5725, 2/5/99)
    AILA Doc. No. 99020557.
  • DOS Adds Russia to List of Countries Recoginzed for Extended Passport Validity (1/29/1999)
    DOS public notice adds Russia to the list of competent authorities that have provided the necessary assurances to the Government of the U.S. The updated list of competent authorities who have made the necessary assurances are included in the Notice. (64 FR 4731, 1/29/99)
    AILA Doc. No. 99012959.
  • DOS Final RUle on Visa Waiver Pilot Program (1/4/1999)
    DOS final rule adopts the interim rules which added various countries to the Visa Waiver Pilot Program (VWPP) and eliminates the probationary status. Effective 1/4/99. (64 FR 35, 1/4/99)
    AILA Doc. No. 99010459.
 
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