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  • DOS Notice of Withdrawal of Proposed Rule on the Exchange Visitor Program (12/29/2009)
    DOS published a notice in the Federal Register that a proposed rule titled Exchange Visitor Program - Secondary School Students published on 12/23/09 is being withdrawn in its entirety because it was submitted prior to OMB completing review. (74 FR 68756, 12/29/09)
    AILA Doc. No. 09122960.
  • DOS Proposed Rule on Exchange Visitor Program Secondary School Students (12/23/2009)
    DOS proposed rule to amend the Exchange Visitor Program regulations by providing greater specificity to sponsors of the Secondary School Student category on the execution of sponsor oversight responsibilities. Written comments are due 2/22/10. (74 FR 68200, 12/23/09)
    AILA Doc. No. 09122332.
  • DOS Proposed Rule on Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (12/14/2009)
    DOS proposed rule amending the schedule of fees for consular services by raising the application processing fee for most non-petition-based nonimmigrant visas and adult border crossing cards. Written comments are due 3/15/10. (74 FR 66076, 12/14/09)
    AILA Doc. No. 09121165.
  • DOS Final Rule on New Visa Classifications for Immigrants and Nonimmigrants (11/25/2009)
    DOS final rule amending its regulations to add new classification symbols to the immigrant and nonimmigrant classification tables. This amendment is necessary to implement legislation that created additional classifications. This rule is effective 11/25/09. (74 FR 61517, 11/25/09)
    AILA Doc. No. 09112464.
  • DOS Comment Request on Medical Examination for Immigrant or Refugee Applicant (11/20/2009)
    DOS notice of information collection request under emergency review for Forms DS-2053, DS-2054; Medical Examination for Immigrant or Refugee Applicant; DS-3030, Chest X-Ray and Classification Worksheet; OMB Control Number 1405-0113. Comments due by 1/4/10. (74 FR 60305, 11/20/09)
    AILA Doc. No. 09112064.
  • DOS Notice of Registration for 2011 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (10/6/2009)
    DOS notice on how to apply for the 2011 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program. Entries for the 2011 Diversity Visa lottery must be submitted electronically between noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), Friday, 10/2/09, and noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST), Monday, 11/30/09. (74 FR 51354, 10/6/09)
    AILA Doc. No. 09100660.
  • DOS Final Rule on Amended Requirements for Religious Workers (10/6/2009)
    DOS issued final rule, which establishes the requirement that consular officers ensure that R-1 visa applicants have obtained an approved USCIS Form I-129 petition from DHS before issuance of a visa. (74 FR 51236, 10/6/09)
    AILA Doc. No. 09100570.
  • DOS Proposed Rule for Modifying the Exchange Visitor Program (9/22/2009)
    DOS proposed rule to amend the general provisions of the Exchange Visitor Program. The modification will account for changes made since its publication in 1993 and consolidates the SEVIS reporting requirements. Comments due 11/23/09. (74 FR 48177, 9/22/09)
    AILA Doc. No. 09092261.
  • DOS Seeks Input on Screening Process of Potential Host Families for Exchange Visitor Program (9/2/2009)
    DOS is seeking information on alternative and more specific means of screening potential families to host exchange visitors participating in the Secondary School Student category of the Exchange Visitor Program. Comments are due 10/2/09. (74 FR 45385, 9/2/09)
    AILA Doc. No. 09090263.
  • DOS Final Rule on Immediate Family Members of a Foreign Government Official (7/22/2009)
    DOS published a final rule amending the definition of “immediate family” for the Foreign Government Official nonimmigrant visa category. The rule is effective 7/22/09. (74 FR 36112, 7/22/09)
    AILA Doc. No. 09072164.
  • DOS Notice of Pamphlet for Visa Applicants to Combat Trafficking and Exploitation (7/15/2009)
    DOS issued a notice of publication of an informational pamphlet on legal rights and resources for foreign nationals applying for employment- or education-based nonimmigrant visas as required by the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008. (74 FR 34386, 7/15/09)
    AILA Doc. No. 09071561.
  • DOS Notice of Continuing Foreign Terrorist Organization Designation for Palestinian Groups (5/26/2009)
    DOS published a notice of the determination that the Abu Nidal Organization Movement (ANO) and Palestinian Liberation Front--Abu Abbas Faction (PLF) and all designated aliases will maintain designations as foreign terrorist organizations. (74 FR 24891, 5/26/09)
    AILA Doc. No. 09052665.
  • DOS Request for Comments for DS-2029 (6/26/2009)
    DOS issued an information collection on Form DS-2029, Application for Consular Report of Birth Abroad of a Citizen of the United States of America. The Department will accept comments from the public up to 60 days from August 25, 2009. (74 FR 30660, 6/26/09)
    AILA Doc. No. 09062665.
  • DOS Comment Request on Form DS-7002 (6/17/2009)
    DOS published a revised information collection on Form DS-7002, Training/Internship Placement Plan. Comments are due in 30 days. (74 FR 28319, 6/15/09)
    AILA Doc. No. 09061762.
  • DOS Request for Comments on the Exchange Visitor Program Annual Report (5/26/2009)
    DOS issues a revised information collection on the Exchange Visitor Program Annual Report. Comments are due in 60 days. (74 FR 24890, 5/26/09)
    AILA Doc. No. 09052664.
  • DOS Publishes Semiannual Regulatory Agenda(286 KB - 5/13/2009)
    The complete DOS unified agenda of regulations that have been selected for review or development during the coming year is available on regulations.gov with links to related documents.
    AILA Doc. No. 09051364.
  • DOS Requests Comments on Form DS-261 (5/13/2009)
    DOS published a notice of request for comments on Form DS-261, Electronic Choice of the Address and Agent. Comments are due 6/12/09. (74 FR 22624, 5/13/09)
    AILA Doc. No. 09051363.
  • DOS Requests Comments on Form DS-5507 (5/13/2009)
    DOS published a proposed information collection on Form DS-5507, Affidavit of Parentage, Physical Presence and Support. Comments are due in 30 days. (74 FR 22624, 5/13/09)
    AILA Doc. No. 09051362.
  • DOS Request Comments on Electronic Form DS-260 (5/13/2009)
    DOS published an information collection on Form DS-260, Electronic Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration. Comments are due in 30 days. (74 FR 22623, 5/13/09)
    AILA Doc. No. 09051361.
  • DOS List of "Countries of Particular Concern" for Violations of Religious Freedom (5/11/2009)
    DOS released a list of designated "countries of particular concern" for religious freedom violations, under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (Pub. L. 105-292). (74 FR 21843, 5/11/09)
    AILA Doc. No. 09051163.
  • DOS Meeting on Nonimmigrant Visa Application Process and Rights of Trafficking Victims (5/6/2009)
    DOS public meeting for input from experts on worker rights and human trafficking, for the development of pamphlet on nonimmigrant visa application process and provide information about the rights of immigrant victims of trafficking. The meeting will take place 5/21/09 at DOS. (74 FR 21049, 5/6/09)
    AILA Doc. No. 09050660.
  • DOS 2009 Revised Exchange Visitor Skills List (4/30/2009)
    DOS published a notice of a revised exchange visitor skills list, which will take effect on 6/28/09. (74 FR 20107, 4/30/09)
    AILA Doc. No. 09042964.
  • DOS on Inclusion of Expiration Date in Permits for Operation of Border Crossing Facilities (4/27/2009)
    DOS announced that it will include an expiration date among the conditions it establishes in Presidential permits that it issues for the construction, operation, and maintenance of border crossing facilities. (74 FR 18798, 4/24/09)
    AILA Doc. No. 09042765.
  • DHS and DOS Certification Related to WHTI Implementation (3/17/2009)
    DHS and DOS notice that the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) certified that the departments have met requirements to implement the use of a passport card under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI). (74 FR 11377, 3/17/09)
    AILA Doc. No. 09031760.
  • DOS Final Rule on Exchange Visitor Program for Au Pairs (4/10/2009)
    DOS published a final rule on the Exchange Visitor Program to revise regulations to allow au pairs to participate again in the au pair program after completing a period of at least two years of residency outside the U.S. (74 FR 15844, 4/8/09)
    AILA Doc. No. 09040762.
  • DOS Maintains Terrorist Organization Designation of Colombian USDF and Tamil Tigers (3/24/2009)
    DOS reviews Foreign Terrorist Organization designation of the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia and Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg concludes designations should remain unchanged. (74 FR 12434, 3/24/09)
    AILA Doc. No. 09032462.
  • DOS Correction to Proposed Information Collection on Form DS-260 (2/17/2009)
    DOS issued a notice of correction to a proposed information collection on Form DS-260, Electronic Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration, which was published in the Federal Register on 2/10/09. (74 FR 7533, 2/17/09)
    AILA Doc. No. 09021763.
  • DOS Request for Comments on Form DS-261 (Updated 2/17/09) (2/17/2009)
    DOS issued a notice of proposed information collection for Form DS-261, Electronic Choice of Address and Agent. The Department will accept comments from the public up to 60 days from February 10, 2009. A sample of the revised form is available for review. (74 FR 6686, 2/10/09)
    AILA Doc. No. 09021061.
  • DOS Request for Comments on Form DS-260 (Updated 2/17/09) (2/17/2009)
    DOS issued a notice of a proposed information collection on Form DS-260, Electronic Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration. DOS will accept comments from the public up to 60 days from February 10, 2009. A sample of the revised form is available for review. (74 FR 6686, 2/10/09)
    AILA Doc. No. 09021060.
  • DOS Request fo Comments on Training/Internship Placement Plan Form (2/3/2009)
    DOS published an information collection on Form DS-7002, Training/Internship Placement Plan. Comments are due in 60 days. (74 FR 5968, 2/3/09)
    AILA Doc. No. 09020370.
  • DOS Comment Request on Form DS-0071 (2/3/2009)
    DOS published an information collection on Form DS-0071, Affidavit of Identifying Witness, used in making a determination of an applicant’s eligibility to be documented as a citizen or a non-citizen national of the US. Comments are due in 30 days. (74 FR 5966, 2/3/09)
    AILA Doc. No. 09020365.
  • DOS Final Rule Making Electronic Filing Mandatory for Diversity Visa Program (1/15/2009)
    DOS published a final rule regarding the manner in which applicants may petition for the opportunity to participate in the Diversity Visa Program by changing the standard mail-in system previously used to an entirely electronic system. (74 FR 2369, 1/15/09)
    AILA Doc. No. 09011463.
  • DOS Maintains Foreign Terrorist Organization Designation for MEK (1/12/2009)
    DOS released a notice announcing that the circumstances that were the basis for the designation of Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK) as a foreign terrorist organization have not changed in a manner to warrant revocation of the designation. (74 FR 1273, 1/12/09)
    AILA Doc. No. 09011261.
 
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