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  • DOS Final Rule on Consular Interviews for NIV Applicants (12/18/2006)
    The Department of State published a final rule amending guidance to consular offices for nonimmigrant visa applicants. The final rule sets out detailed statutory requirements for personal interviews of nonimmigrant visa applicants for the first time. (71 FR 75662, 12/18/06)
    AILA Doc. No. 06121865.
  • DOS Fall 2006 Semiannual Regulatory Agenda(109 KB - 12/13/2006)
    DOS published its semi-annual regulatory agenda outlining current and projected rulemaking efforts by the Department for fall 2006 and providing an estimated timetable for each item. (71 FR 73576, 12/11/06)
    AILA Doc. No. 06121364.
  • DOS Final Rule on Certifications for Hague Convention Adoption Cases (11/2/2006)
    DOS issued a final rule governing the application process for Hague Adoption Certificates and Hague Custody Declarations in cases involving emigration of a child from the U.S., as well as adoptions done in the U.S. following grants of custody in a Convention country of origin. (71 FR 64451, 11/2/06)
    AILA Doc. No. 06110230.
  • DOS Notice of Implementation of Five-Year Professor and Researcher Exchange Program (11/1/2006)
    DOS issued a notice that beginning November 4, 2006, current and future professor and researcher Exchange Visitor program participants will be eligible for five years of program participation, as provided for in the final rule adopted May 19, 2005. (71 FR 64330, 11/1/06)
    AILA Doc. No. 06110170.
  • DOS Proposed Rule for WHTI Passport Card (10/17/2006)
    DOS proposed rule on the travel facilitation requirement of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), proposing to implement a passport card for U.S. citizens crossing U.S. land borders, or traveling by sea between the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean or Bermuda. (71 FR 60929, 10/17/06)
    AILA Doc. No. 06101770.
  • DHS and DOS Final Rule on the First Phase of the WHTI (12/8/2006)
    DHS/DOS joint final rule that as of 1/23/07, all U.S. citizens and nonimmigrants from Canada, Bermuda and Mexico will have to present a valid passport at air ports-of-entry when departing from or entering the U.S. from within the Western Hemisphere. (71 FR 68412, 11/24/06)
    AILA Doc. No. 06120811.
  • DOS Registration for the 2008 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (10/5/2006)
    The Department of State (DOS) notice issued in the Federal Register provides information on how to apply for the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV-2008). (71 FR 58894, 10/5/06)
    AILA Doc. No. 06100565.
  • DOS Correction to Consular Review of Nonimmigrant Visas Final Rule (8/25/2006)
    DOS announced a correction to a final rule published on 6/30/06 which expanding guidance to consular officers for the review of nonimmigrant visa issuances and refusals contained at 22 CFR 41.113(i) and 22 CFR 41.121(c). (71 FR 50338, 8/25/06)
    AILA Doc. No. 06082565.
  • DOS Final Rule on Technical Nomenclature Changes Due to Creation of DHS (6/15/2006)
    DOS published a rule, effective June 15, implementing technical nomenclature changes to Title 22 CFR parts 40, 41, and 42 to properly reflect the creation of DHS. This rule also reflects changes to form numbers on various visa-related forms. (71 FR 34519, 06/15/06)
    AILA Doc. No. 06061566.
  • DOS Determines Abu Sufian al-Salamabi Poses Terrorist Risk (8/1/2006)
    DOS issued a public notice announcing its determination that Abu Sufian al-Salamabi poses a risk of committing acts of terrorism that threaten the national security, foreign policy or economy of the United States. (71 FR 42891, 7/28/06)
    AILA Doc. No. 06080161.
  • DOS Rescinds Determination Regarding Libya (7/13/2006)
    DOS announces rescission of the determination of December 29, 1979 regarding Libya. (71 FR 39696, 7/13/06)
    AILA Doc. No. 06071364.
  • DOS Final Rule on Review of Nonimmigrant Visa Issuances and Refusals (6/30/2006)
    DOS final rule expanding guidance to consular officers on reviewing nonimmigrant visa issuances and refusals under 22 CFR 41.113(i) and 22 CFR 41.121(c), to specify who conducts reviews, the types of cases to be reviewed, and the goals of the reviews. Rule effective 6/30/06. (71 FR 37494, 6/30/06)
    AILA Doc. No. 06063099.
  • DOS Requests Comments on DS-158 (6/28/2006)
    DOS has submitted the following information request for approval, DS-158, New Contact Information and Work History for Nonimmigrant Visa Applicant. Comments are due 30 days from June 26, 2006. (71 FR 36383, 06/26/06)
    AILA Doc. No. 06062871.
  • DOS Proposed Rule on Hague Convention Certifications and Declarations (6/16/2006)
    DOS proposed new regulations implementing the certification and declaration provisions of the 1993 Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption and the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000. Comments are due 8/15/06. (71 FR 34857, 06/16/06)
    AILA Doc. No. 06061672.
  • DOS Final Rule on Amendments to Existing Au Pair Regulations (6/8/2006)
    DOS final rule adopting new changes to permit au pair sponsors to request a one-time extension of six, nine, or twelve months beyond an au pair participant's original 12-month period of program participation. (71 FR 33237, 06/08/06)
    AILA Doc. No. 06060862.
  • DOS Proposes Revision To Exchange Visitor Training/Internship Placement Plan Form (6/1/2006)
    DOS issues comment request on the proposed revisions to its training/internship placement plan information collection. (71 FR 32173, 06/01/06)
    AILA Doc. No. 06060160.
  • DOS Final Rule on Documentation to Obtain Laser Visas (5/31/2006)
    DOS final rule requires Mexican Federal passports to obtain combined Border Crossing Cards and B-1/B-2 visas. (71 FR 30589, 5/30/06)
    AILA Doc. No. 06053160.
  • DOS Amends Designation of Lashkar-E-Tayyiba as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (4/28/2006)
    DOS amends the designation of Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, also known by a number of different aliases, as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. (71 FR 24890, 4/27/06)
    AILA Doc. No. 06042811.
  • DOS Publishes Semiannual Regulatory Agenda(112 KB - 4/24/2006)
    DOS published its semiannual regulatory agenda for spring 2006. The agenda outlines current and projected rulemaking efforts by the Department and provides an estimated timetable for each item. (71 FR 22944, 04/24/06)
    AILA Doc. No. 06042463.
  • DOS Proposed Rule about the Exchange Visitor Program (4/7/2006)
    DOS proposes to change the definition of trainee for J-1 purposes, and to introduce a program for post-secondary school graduates. 6/6/06 is the deadline to submit comments. (71 FR 17768, 4/7/06)
    AILA Doc. No. 06040764.
  • DOS Final Rule on Secondary School Student Exchange Programs (4/4/2006)
    DOS final rule on Secondary School Student Exchange Programs to require sponsors to complete criminal background checks, to require monthly contact with host families and students, and require all adult members of a host family household undergo a criminal background check. (71 FR 16696, 4/4/06)
    AILA Doc. No. 06040468.
  • Technical Amendment to DOS Final Rule about International Trafficking in Persons (3/9/2006)
    DOS announces a technical amendment to the Final Rule about International Trafficking in Persons with respect to the interagency sharing of information and coordination of activities. DOS is redesignating a part and some section numbers. This rule is effective March 9, 2006. (71 FR 12132, 3/9/06)
    AILA Doc. No. 06030965.
  • DOS Proposed Amendment to Au Pair Regulations (2/22/2006)
    DOS requests comments and proposes amending its existing au pair regulations under the Exchange Visitor Program (J-1 visa) to permit designated sponsors to request a one-time extension of six, nine or 12 months beyond an au pair participant's original 12-month program. (71 FR 5627, 2/2/06)
    AILA Doc. No. 06022261.
  • DOS Final Rule on Intercountry Adoption (2/15/2006)
    DOS final rule to implement the records preservation requirements of the 1993 Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption and the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000. Rule is effective 3/17/06. (71 FR 8161, 2/15/06)
    AILA Doc. No. 06021568.
  • DOS Final Rule on Accreditation and Approval of Agencies and Persons for Intercountry Adoptions(528 KB - 2/15/2006)
    DOS final rule on the accreditation and approval of agencies and persons in accordance with the 1993 Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption and the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000. Rule is effective 3/17/06. (71 FR 8063, 2/15/06)
    AILA Doc. No. 06021566.
  • DOS Statement of Policy on J-1 Flight Training Programs (1/25/2006)
    DOS policy regarding flight training programs, governed by the Exchange Visitor Program regulations. Policy takes effect 1/24/06. (71 FR 3913, 1/24/06)
    AILA Doc. No. 06012561.
  • DOS Statement of Policy on J-1 Agriculture Training Programs (1/25/2006)
    DOS policy regarding agriculture training programs, governed by the Exchange Visitor Program regulations. Policy takes effect 1/24/06. (71 FR 3914, 1/24/06)
    AILA Doc. No. 06012560.
 
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