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  • DOS Request for Comments on Form DS-156 (12/24/2013)
    DOS request for public comments on Form DS-156. The DS-156 is required for all nonimmigrant visa applicants who do not use the online Form DS-160. Comments will be accepted until 2/24/14. (78 FR 77771, 12/24/13)
    AILA Doc. No. 13122440.
  • DOS Designation of Al-Mulathamun Battalion as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (12/19/2013)
    DOS determination that Al-Mulathamun Battalion, and its aliases, is a foreign terrorist organization pursuant to Section 219 of the INA. (78 FR 76887, 12/19/13)
    AILA Doc. No. 13121954.
  • DOS Request for Comments on DS-160 (12/5/2013)
    DOS notice of request for public comment on the Online Application for Nonimmigrant Visa (DS-160). (78 FR 73233, 12/5/13)
    AILA Doc. No. 13120547.
  • DOS Request for Comments on J-1 Visa Program Reporting and Data Collection Requirements (12/4/2013)
    DOS notice for public comment on the reporting and data collection needed by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in administering the Exchange Visitor Program (J Visa) through SEVIS. Comments will be accepted through 12/30/13. (78 FR 71704, 11/29/13)
    AILA Doc. No. 13120443.
  • DOS Final Rule Adding T-6 as New Visa Classification (11/18/2013)
    DOS final rule adding the T-6 visa classification, a derivative “T” visa class for eligible adult and minor children of derivative beneficiary of a T-1 principal alien. Rule is effective 11/18/13. (78 FR 68992, 11/18/13)
    AILA Doc. No. 13111805.
  • DOS Designation of Jama’atu Ansarul Muslimina Fi Biladis-Sudan as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (11/14/2013)
    DOS determination that Jama’atu Ansarul Muslimina Fi Biladis-Sudan, also known by several aliases, is a foreign terrorist organization pursuant to section 219 of the INA. (78 FR 68499, 11/14/13)
    AILA Doc. No. 13111443.
  • DOS Designation of Boko Haram as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (11/14/2013)
    DOS determination that Boko Haram, also known as Nigerian Taliban among other aliases, is a foreign terrorist organization pursuant to section 219 of the INA. (78 FR 68500, 11/14/13)
    AILA Doc. No. 13111441.
  • DOS Delegation of Authority from Secretary to Assistant Secretary (11/12/2013)
    DOS delegation of authority from the Secretary of State to the Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs with respect to administration and enforcement of immigration and nationality laws related to powers, duties, and functions of diplomatic and consular officers. (78 FR 67436, 11/12/13)
    AILA Doc. No. 13111245.
  • DOS Final Rule Clarifying “Immediate Relative” Definition for Certain NIV Classifications (11/6/2013)
    DOS final rule creating a regulatory exception to visa restrictions under applicable laws for compliance with UNHQA and also amends 22 CFR 41.21 and INA 212(d)(8) to clarify DOS’s definition of “immediate family” for certain NIV classifications. Rule is effective 11/6/13. (78 FR 66814, 11/6/13)
    AILA Doc. No. 13110641.
  • DOS Public Notice on 2015 Diversity Visa Program (9/27/2013)
    DOS public notice with information on eligibility and instructions on how to apply for the 2015 Diversity Visa program. (78 FR 59743, 9/27/13)
    AILA Doc. No. 13092701.
  • DOS Spring 2013 Semiannual Regulatory Agenda(498 KB - 8/16/2013)
    DOS regulatory agenda with a semiannual regulatory agenda, outlining current and projected rulemaking efforts and the estimated timetable for each item.
    AILA Doc. No. 13081641.
  • DOS Final Rule on Classification of Immediate Family Members as G Nonimmigrants (6/5/2013)
    DOS notice of final rule stating that qualified immediate family members of A–1 or A–2 nonimmigrants can be independently classified as G–1, G–2, G–3, or G–4 nonimmigrants. (78 FR 33699, 06/05/13)
    AILA Doc. No. 13060540.
  • DOS Notice on Visa Documentation of Immigrants Under INA (6/3/2013)
    DOS final rule amending its regulations relating to adoptions in countries party to Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption to include new adoption provision from the International Adoption Simplification Act. (78 FR 32989, 6/3/13)
    AILA Doc. No. 13060340.
  • DOS Final Rule Eliminating Form OF-224 (5/24/2013)
    DOS notice of final rule amending its regulations to eliminate the use of Form OF–224, Immigrant Visa Control Card, as a method of recording an individual's entitlement to an immigrant visa classification. Rule is effective 5/24/13. (78 FR 31398, 05/24/13)
    AILA Doc. No. 13052442.
  • DOS Notice on Fees for J-1 Exchange Visitor Program (5/14/2013)
    DOS final rule on revising regulations to increase the Application Fee for Sponsor Designation or Redesignation and the Administrative Fee for Exchange Visitor (J–1 Visa Holder) Benefits assessed for providing Exchange Visitor Program services. (78 FR 28137, 5/14/13)
    AILA Doc. No. 13051450.
  • DOS Proposed Rule on Exchange Visitor Program for Teachers (5/2/2013)
    DOS proposed rule with request for comments on amending existing regulations governing the teacher category of the Exchange Visitor Program, clarifying the duration of program participation, eligibility requirements, and more. Comments are due 7/1/13. (78 FR 25669, 5/2/13)
    AILA Doc. No. 13050150.
  • DOS Notice on Nonimmigrant Treaty Trader/Investor Application (4/26/2013)
    DOS notice of comment request on Form DS–156E which is completed by foreign nationals seeking nonimmigrant treaty trader/investor visas to the U.S. and will use that form to elicit information necessary to determine a foreign national’s visa eligibility. (78 FR 24780, 4/26/13)
    AILA Doc. No. 13042644.
  • DOS Notice on Form DS-156K, Non-Immigrant Fiancé Visa (4/19/2013)
    DOS notice of information collection on Form DS–156K, non-immigrant fiancé visa. Comments are due June 18, 2013. (78 FR 23623, 4/19/13)
    AILA Doc. No. 13041948.
  • DOS Notice on Disclosure of Visa Records in Certain Situations (4/9/2013)
    DOS notice allowing disclosure of certified copies of visa records to a court that certifies the need for such documents and to provide to a foreign government information and other related records pertaining to the issuance and refusal of visas or permits. (78 FR 21183, 4/9/13)
    AILA Doc. No. 13040940.
  • DOS Notice on FY2014 Refugee Admission Program Meeting (3/20/2013)
    DOS notice of public meeting on the President’s FY2014 U.S. Refugee Admissions Program on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. The meeting’s purpose is to hear the views of attendees on the appropriate size and scope of the FY2014 U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. (78 FR 17281, 03/20/13)
    AILA Doc. No. 13032043.
  • DOS Notice on Exchange Visitor Program Summer Work Travel (2/26/2013)
    DOS notice of information collection on the Summer Work Travel Participant Surveys which will be sent to all Summer Work Travel participants at least once during their program. (78 FR 13141, 02/16/13)
    AILA Doc. No. 13022647.
  • DOS Notice on Electronic Diversity Visa Entry Form (2/21/2013)
    DOS notice of proposed information collection on the Electronic Diversity Visa Entry Form which is used to elicit information necessary to ascertain the applicability of the legal provisions of the diversity program. Comments are due 4/22/13. (78 FR 12132, 02/21/13)
    AILA Doc. No. 13022145.
  • DOS Notice on Exchange Visitor Program Fees and Charges (1/30/2013)
    DOS notice on proposed rule to revise regulations to increase the Application Fee for Sponsor Designation or Redesignation and the Administrative Fee for Exchange Visitor (J–1 Visa Holder) Benefits. Comments due 4/1/13. (78 FR 6263, 01/30/13)
    AILA Doc. No. 13013041.
 
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