INS Fact Sheet for Call-In Special Registration Groups 1 Grace Period

Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 03020640 (posted Feb. 6, 2003)"

Reopening of Registration Period for Certain Nonimmigrants
(January 27- February 7, 2003)

(Call-In Group 1 Grace Period, Federal Register Notice – January 16, 2003)

IF YOU ARE A CITIZEN OR NATIONAL OF IRAN, IRAQ, LIBYA, SUDAN, OR SYRIA

  • And you were last admitted to the United States as a nonimmigrant on or before September 10, 2002; and
  • If you are a male, born on or before November 15, 1986; and
  • If you did not apply for asylum on or before November 6, 2002, or if you are not otherwise exempt as described in the attached questions and answers; and
  • If you remained in the United States at least until December 16, 2002: and
  • You were required to register with INS between November 15, 2002 and December 16, 2002 and you did not register during that timeframe.

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

  1. You must come to a designated INS office to be registered (photographed, fingerprinted, and interviewed under oath) between January 27 and February 7, 2003.
  2. If you remain in the United States for more than 1 additional year, you must report back to a designated INS office within 10 days of the anniversary of the date on which you first registered. For example, if you were registered November 20, 2002, you would report back between November 10 and November 30, 2003.
  3. If you change your address, employment, or educational institution, you must notify INS in writing within 10 days of the change, using Form AR-11 SR.
  4. If you leave the United States, you must appear in person before an INS inspecting officer at one of the designated ports of departure and leave the United States from that port on the same day.

IT IS VITAL THAT YOU COMPLY

If you do not follow these procedures, you may be considered to be out of status and deportable. You may be subject to arrest, detention, fines and/or removal from the United States. Any future application for an immigration benefit from the United States may be adversely impacted. If you do not properly exit through a designated port, any future attempts to reenter the United States may be impacted. Decisions will be made on an individual basis, depending on the circumstances of each case.

>Group 1 Reopening Notice - 1/16/03

 
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