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1997

  • EB5s Held Pending Review (12/10/1997)
    This December 10, 1997 DOS cable instructs posts, as an interim measure, to suspend visa processing in certain immigrant investor (EB-5) cases which are the subject of a pending review by INS's Office of Programs.
    AILA Doc. No. 97121059.
  • DOS on IV Packaging Procedure (12/24/1997)
    DOS cable discusses a change in procedure for the packaging of immigrant visas.
    AILA Doc. No. 97122459.
  • DOS on Affidavits Filed before 12/19/97 (12/23/1997)
    The following is a correction regarding affidavits of support filed prior to December 19, 1997. This cable states that applicants who applied for immigrant visas (i.e., signed an OF-230) prior to December 19 are not subject to the new public charge provisions and do not need to submit an I-864.
    AILA Doc. No. 97122369.
  • DOS Affidavit Qs & As (12/23/1997)
    This is the second in a series of cables regarding the I-864 Affidavit of Support and related regulations.
    AILA Doc. No. 97122359.
  • DOS on Unlawful Presence (12/23/1997)
    The following is a December 17, 1997 DOS cable regarding interim guidance on individuals who are unlawfully present in the United States.
    AILA Doc. No. 97122390.
  • DOS on Sudanese Sanctions (12/11/1997)
    The following is a December 6, 1997 DOS cable on impact the of Sudanese sanctions on visa adjudication.
    AILA Doc. No. 97121158.
  • DOS Affidavit of Support Guidance (12/11/1997)
    The following November 8, 1997 Department of State (DOS) cable on the New Affidavit of Support provides guidance on reading and evaluating the new form.
    AILA Doc. No. 97121169.
  • DOS on Foreign Health-Care Workers (12/11/1997)
    The following is a December 9, 1997 DOS cable on scheduling immigrant visa interviews for foreign health-care workers.
    AILA Doc. No. 97121179.
  • DOS on Affidavit of Support Public Charge (12/11/1997)
    The following December 6, 1997 DOS cable on I-864 Affidavit of Support provisions update on public charge issues under the regulations.
    AILA Doc. No. 97121168.
  • DOS on Refusal of Empoyment-Based Visas to Iranians (12/2/1997)
    The following is a September 19, 1997 DOS Cable instructing posts to refuse employment-based visas for Iranian citizens resident in Iran under Section 221(g) of the INA.
    AILA Doc. No. 97120259.
  • DOS on Fee Waiver for Charitable Organization (11/10/1997)
    October 31, 1997 DOS cable regarding P.L. 105-54 which provides the Department with the authority to waive visa application and issuance fees for nonimmigrant applicants coming to the U.S. on behalf of charitable organizations.
    AILA Doc. No. 97111059.
  • DOS on Affidavit of Support Rule (10/29/1997)
    The following is a October 20, 1997 DOS update cable (No. 30) on the Affidavit of Support regulation published in Federal Register.
    AILA Doc. No. 97102969.
  • DOS on India Visa Reciprocity Schedule (10/22/1997)
    The following is a October 20, 1997 DOS cable on the revised visa reciprocity schedule for India.
  • DOS on Religious Workers Extension (10/8/1997)
    The following is a October 7, 1997 DOS cable regarding the extension of the religious worker immigrant visa category.
    AILA Doc. No. 97100800.
  • DOS on Foreign Healthcare Workers (9/30/1997)
    The following is a September 24, 1997 Department of State (DOS) cable (No. 28) regarding certification for foreign healthcare workers.
    AILA Doc. No. 97093068.
  • DOS on Emergency VWPP Travelers (9/30/1997)
    The following is a September 26, 1997 DOS cable on emergency Visa Waiver Pilot Program travelers.
    AILA Doc. No. 97093069.
  • DOS on False citizenship Claims (9/22/1997)
    The following is a September 17, 1997 DOS update cable No. 27 regarding false claims to U.S. citizenship. The memo discuses the broadened scope of visa ineligibility when individuals make false citizenship claims.
    AILA Doc. No. 97092259.
  • DOS Cable 97-State-174342 (Sept. 17, 1997) (9/17/1997)
    DOS Advises on False Citizenship Claims
    AILA Doc. No. 97091791.
  • DOS on Expiration of VWPP (9/8/1997)
    The following is a September 2, 1997 DOS cable on expiration/re-authorization of the Visa Waiver Pilot Program (VWPP). The VWPP will expire at midnight on September 30, 1997 unless Congress passes legislation before that date to extend it.
    AILA Doc. No. 97090859.
  • DOS on H-1B Visa Cap (8/15/1997)
    INS has informed VO that as of 13 Aug. 1997, it had approved 54,277 H-1B petitions. It expects that the numerical cap of 65,000 set by legislation will be reached in the next week. At that time, it will begin approving petitions with an effective date of 1 October 1997.
    AILA Doc. No. 97081559.
  • DOS on MRVs for Children (6/1/1997)
    DOS advises that full validity visas and border crossing cards up to the maximum period of 120 months may be issued to applicants of all ages.
    AILA Doc. No. 97060159.
  • DOS Cable 97-State-071637 (Apr. 17, 1997)(37 KB - 4/17/1997)
    DOS on Vaccination Requirements. AILA Doc. No. 97041791.
    AILA Doc. No. 97041791.
  • List of DOS New Law Cables (4/5/1997)
    The following is a list of those ALDACs, according to the Visa Office.
    AILA Doc. No. 97040559.
  • New Iranian Visa Clearance Requirements (4/1/1997)
    This State Department cable provides new clearance requirements for Iranian Nationals. The instructions concentrate SAO/name check requirements on residents of Iran and extend the suspend period for Visas Eagle Iran to 30 calendar days.
    AILA Doc. No. 97040156.
  • DOS Cable on Affidavit of Support (4/1/1997)
    This is cable number 21 in the series providing information on the Immigration Provisions, of the 1996
    AILA Doc. No. 97040159.
  • DOS Cable on Removal and Inadmissibility (4/1/1997)
    This is cable number 20 in the series providing information on the Immigration Provisions, of PL 104-208. The following cable discusses the periods of unlawful presence giving rise to the three and ten year bars as well as the impact of the new expedited removal procedures on consular processing.
    AILA Doc. No. 97040157.
  • DOS on NIVS for Zairian Nationals (4/1/1997)
    As the political situation in Zaire continues to deteriorate, the Department of State, noticing a 1993 presidential proclamation based on INA 212(F), suggests careful review of requests for nonimmigrant visas in that country.
    AILA Doc. No. 97040158.
 
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