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  • DOS Rule on NATO Immigrant Classification (12/11/1998)
    DOS final rule amends regulations to comply with new statutory authority by extending fourth preference special immigrant classification to civilian employees of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) provided they meet certain qualifying criteria. (63 FR 68393, 12/11/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98121158.
  • DOS Final Rule on Grounds of Inadmissibilty (11/24/1998)
    DOS final rule implementing new sections of IIRIRA on new grounds of inadmissibility, including for individuals not inoculated against certain infectious diseases and student visa abusers, among other things. (63 FR 64626, 11/23/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98112459.
  • DOS Suspends Entry of Individuals Who Impede Nigeria's Transition to Democracy (11/18/1998)
    DOS determination of the suspension of entry into the U.S. as immigrants and nonimmigrants of persons who formulate, implement or benefit from policies that impede Nigeria's transition to democracy is no longer necessary. (63 FR 64139, 11/18/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98111856.
  • DOS Restriction on Use of U.S. Passport for Travel to Libya (11/18/1998)
    DOS notice that all U.S. passports are declared invalid for travel to, in, or through Libya unless specifically validated for such travel. This restriction has been renewed yearly due to unsettled relations between the U.S. and Libya. (63 FR 64139, 11/18/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98111899.
  • DOS Notice Adding Slovenia and Taiwan to Countries with Passport Extension Agreement (11/9/1998)
    DOS notice of extension of passport validity, adding Slovenia and Taiwan have now been added to the list of countries with passport-extension agreements. (63 FR 60436, 11/9/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98110957.
  • DOS Notice of Foreign Passport Validity (10/9/1998)
    DOS public notice with a list of countries that have concluded agreements with the U.S. By so agreeing the country in question effectively extends the validity period of the foreign passport an additional six months. (63 FR 54512, 10/9/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98100959.
  • DOS Final Rule on NIV Applications and Fees (10/2/1998)
    DOS final rule, with one amendment, adopting the interim rule published at 63 FR 24107, 5/1/98, relating to the waiver of visa fees for a nonimmigrant alien who will be engaged in charitable activities in the U.S. (63 FR 52969, 10/2/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98100260.
  • DOS Final Rule Making Minor Corrections or Additions to DOS Regulations (9/11/1998)
    DOS final rule combines several minor corrections and updates of current nonimmigrant visa regulations with the deletion of several immigrant visa regulations that are inoperative as a result of the repeal or expiration of the underlying provisions of law. (63 FR 48577, 9/11/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98091158.
  • USIA Statement of Policy on Two-Year Home Country Waiver (8/7/1998)
    USIA statement of policy on requests for waiver of the two-year home country physical presence requirement in Section 1182(e) of the INA based upon the applicant's assertion that fulfillment of such requirement is not possible due to the loss of home country citizenship. (63 FR 42233, 8/7/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98080790.
  • DOS Correction of Overstay Final Rule (7/6/1998)
    DOS final rule implementing 222(g), confirming that the venue for a nonimmigrant visa application by an applicant whose previous nonimmigrant visa has been voided due to an overstay of an authorized period of admission. And corrects the citation in the interim rule. (63 FR 36365, 7/6/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98070657.
  • DOS Interim Final Rule on Waiver of Two-Year Home Requirement Fee (6/26/1998)
    USIA interim final rule adopting a fee sufficient for it to recover the full cost of its administrative processing of requests for waiver of the two-year return to the home country requirement set forth in Section 212(e) of the INA. This interim rule is effective 6/26/98. (63 FR 34808, 6/26/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98062658.
  • DOS on Fee Waiver for Individuals Engaged in Charitable Activities (5/1/1998)
    DOS interim rule results from a recent amendment to the law and permits waiver of visa fees for a nonimmigrant alien who will be engaged in charitable activities in the U.S. Comments are due by 6/30/98. (63 FR 24107, 5/1/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98050159.
  • DOS Correction to Lose of Nationality Final Rule (4/24/1998)
    DOS correction to the final regulations published in the Federal Register (61 FR 29651) related to State Department Nationality Procedures and procedures concerning the loss of nationality. (63 FR 20315, 4/24/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98042458.
  • DOS Interim Rule on Border Crossing ID Cards (4/7/1998)
    DOS interim rule provides authority for DOS consular officers to issue to Mexican citizens a combined B-1/B-2 visa and border crossing card (B-1/B-2 Visa/BCC) as a stand-alone card containing a machine-readable biometric identifier. Canadian BCCs are also discussed. (63 FR 16892, 4/7/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98040759.
  • DOS Rule on 212(o) (4/6/1998)
    DOS final rule removing 212(o)regulations which sunset on 9/30/97 and prohibited an immigrant visa within 90 days following a departure if the alien was not in lawful nonimmigrant status at the time of departure, and was intended to encourage adjustments under 245(i). (63 FR 16686, 4/6/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98040659.
  • DOS on Refused NIVs (3/17/1998)
    DOS proposed rule formalizing a non- acceptance-for-six-months policy with respect to a new application from an alien whose prior NIV application has been refused under the provisions of INA 214(b). (63 FR 13026, 3/17/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98031758.
  • DOS Final Rule on NAFTA Investors/Traders (3/3/1998)
    DOS rule finalizes the interim regulations published 12/28/93 concerning two nonimmigrant business visa classifications, treaty traders and investors and intracompany transferees, and promulgates new regulations for a category for professionals under INA section 214(e). (63 FR 10304, 3/3/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98030358.
  • DOS on Religious Workers (1/29/1998)
    DOS final rule on Immigrant Religious Workers, extending the special visa to those qualifying religious workers who enter the U.S. by 9/30/00. (63 FR 4394, 1/29/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98012900.
  • DOS Final Rule Requiring DOS to Count Immigrant Relatives (1/29/1998)
    DOS final rule amending regulations to comply with a change in the INA that requires DOS to factor in the number of immigrant visas issued to immediate relatives into the annual worldwide limitation on immigration. (63 FR 4393, 1/29/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98012959.
  • DOS Interim Rule on Nonimmigrants (1/7/1998)
    DOS interim rule outlining the procedures for the issuance of new nonimmigrant visas in the applicant's native country for instances when a person has overstayed in the U.S. Waivers for extraordinary circumstances are also discussed. (63 FR 669, 1/7/98)
    AILA Doc. No. 98010759.
 
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