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  • DOS Amends List of Visa Classification Symbols (10/25/2001)
    DOS amends its list of visa classifications to reflect INS' decision to have separate classifications for each of spouses, parents and children of U-1 and T-1 principals, and to add dependents of SN categories. (66 FR 53711, 10/24/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01102532.
  • DOS Amends Q-2 Visa Regulations (10/16/2001)
    DOS amends its rules on the Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program by adding requirements regarding the certification letter and moving a description of the factual elements that must be proven to a different regulation. (66 FR 52500, 10/16/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01101601.
  • DOS Foreign Terrorist Organization Re-Designations (10/11/2001)
    The Secretary of State re-designates several organizations as foreign terrorist organizations. (66 FR 51088, 10/5/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01101133.
  • DOS Designates Additional Fee Payment Posts (10/2/2001)
    DOS designates additional posts to participate in the new immigrant visa application processing fee system and in the program for fees for affidavit of support assistance. (66 FR 49995, 10/1/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01100232.
  • DOS Cancels OF 156K Form (9/24/2001)
    The Department of State cancelled the following Optional Form: OF 156K, Nonimmigrant Fiance(e) Visa Application. This form is now a State Department form (DS Form 2052). Effective 9/24/01. (66 FR 48876, 9/24/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01092431.
  • DOS Seeks Comment on Bs and Construction Work (9/19/2001)
    The State Dept. seeks comment on how to define 'building and construction' for purposes of ineligibility for B-1 classification. (66 FR 48225, 9/19/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01091932.
  • DOS Designated AUC as Terrorist Organization (9/10/2001)
    State Dept. announces the designation of the "United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia' (known as the "AUC") as a foreign terrorist organization. (66 FR 47054, 9/10/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01091031.
  • DOS Notice of Cancellation of OF-156E (9/6/2001)
    DOS notice cancelling Form OF-156E, Nonimmigrant Treaty/Inventory Visa Application, and announcing that Form DS-2051 has replaced it. (66 FR 46639, 9/6/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01090631.
  • DOS Notice on DV-2003 Mail-In Period (8/31/2001)
    DOS notice announcing that the DV-2003 mail-in period will run from 10/1/01 through 10/31/01. (66 FR 39811, 8/1/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01083135.
  • DOS Review of Visa Office Regulations (8/30/2001)
    DOS final rule on review of visa regulations to determine whether they may be eliminated, shortened, or rewritten in a more understandable fashion. (61 FR 1832, 1/24/96)
    AILA Doc. No. 01083053.
  • DOS Interim Final Rule on Creation of S Visa (8/30/2001)
    DOS interim final rule on the creation of a new nonimmigrant visa classification by adding section 101(a)(15)(S) to the INA. These regulatory amendments establish standards for the issuance of nonimmigrant visas under this classification. Comments are due by 3/25/96. (61 FR 1837, 1/24/96)
    AILA Doc. No. 01083052.
  • DOS Amendments to the Diversity Immigrant Program (8/2/2001)
    DOS interim rule, with request for comments before 8/30/01, makes certain amendments to the regulations implementing the Diversity Immigrant (DV) Program. (66 FR 39435, 7/31/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01080234.
  • DOS Corrects Visa Classification Symbol Errors (7/24/2001)
    DOS corrects errors in two final rules published in the Federal Register. The final rules revised the "SK" immigrant category and added a new nonimmigrant "V" classification. (66 FR 38153, 7/23/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01072435.
  • DOJ and DOS Guidance for Implementing TVPA (7/24/2001)
    DOJ/DOJ interim rule establishes overall implementation procedures for the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000 and assigns responsibilities for DOJ and DOS officials to identify and protect the victims. (66 FR 38513, 7/24/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01072437.
  • DOS Adds Visa Classification Symbols (6/18/2001)
    In light of recently enacted legislation, DOS amends its regulations to add new immigrant and nonimmigrant symbols (BC1, BC2, BC3, T1, T2, U1, U2, V1, V2, V3, K3, K4) to the classification tables. This rule takes effect 6/18/01. (66 FR 32740, 6/18/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01061801.
  • DOS Announces Removal of TWOV Limitation for Russia (6/18/2001)
    DOS interim Rule, effective 6/15/01, removes Russia from the list of countries that are ineligible to transit without visa (TWOV). Written comments may be submitted 60 days from 8/14/01. (66 FR 32540, 6/15/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01061503.
  • DOS Interim Rule on V and K Regulations (4/16/2001)
    State Dept. issues interim final regulations, effective 4/1/01 with comments due 6/1/01, to implement the new V and K visas. (66 FR 19390, 4/16/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01041601.
  • DOS Reduces Border Crossing Card Fee for Certain Mexicans (4/2/2001)
    DOS announced a final rule, effective 4/2/01, which authorizes consular officers to collect reduced fees for Mexican citizens under the age of 15 who are applying in Mexico for a machine-readable combined border crossing card and nonimmigrant visa. (66 FR 17510, 4/2/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01040202.
  • DOS Updates Regulations for Special Immigrant Visa Classification (3/21/2001)
    DOS interim rule, with request for comments, on a new special immigrant visa classification for certain international broadcasting employees effective 4/18/01. Immigrants are limited to 100 annually, excluding spouses and children. (66 FR 15349, 3/19/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01031901.
  • DOS Adds Os and Ps Visa Reissuance List (2/28/2001)
    State Dept. amends its regulations to include Os and Ps among the nonimmigrant visas that can be reissued through the Visa Office. This regulation codifies existing practice. (66 FR 12737, 2/28/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01022801.
  • DOS Amends Regulations on Visa Ineligibility (2/20/2001)
    By interim rule, DOS adds grounds of ineligibility for section 22(g), for students attending public schools and for crewmen joining a vessel during a labor dispute to its regulations. (66 FR 10363, 2/15/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01021503.
  • DOS Notice on Passport Validity (2/8/2001)
    State Dept. updates the list of countries whose passports are recognized as valid for return to that country for a period of six months beyond the passport's stated expiration date. (66 FR 8836, 2/2/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01020801.
  • DOS Amends TWOV List (1/8/2001)
    DOS in conjunction with INS, adds to, and deletes from, the list of countries whose nationals are ineligible for transit without visa. (66 FR 1033, 1/5/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01010502.
  • DOS Proposes TWOV Eligibility Criteria (1/8/2001)
    DOS in conjunction with INS, proposes to eliminate the list of countries ineligible for transit without visa from the CFR, and instead publish the list by means of Federal Register notices. It also proposes criteria for determining which countries are ineligible. (66 FR 1064, 1/5/01)
    AILA Doc. No. 01010501.
 
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