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  • DOS Notice on Amendment of Designation of Al-Qa’ida in Arabian Peninsula (10/5/2012)
    DOS notice amending the 2010 designation of al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist entity, pursuant to Executive Order 13224, to include the following new alias, Ansar al-Shari’a. (77 FR 61046, 10/5/12)
    AILA Doc. No. 12100500.
  • DOS Notice of Information Request for 2013 Trafficking in Persons Report (12/12/2012)
    DOS notice of information request for reporting on degree to which U.S. and foreign governments comply with minimum standards for elimination of trafficking in persons pursuant to Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000. Comments due 1/31/13. (77 FR 74045, 12/12/12)
    AILA Doc. No. 12121274.
  • DOS Notice on Choice of Address and Agent for Immigrant Visa Applicants (12/3/2012)
    DOS notice of information collection on Form DS-3032 which permits principal applicant filing an immigrant visa application to choose an agent living in U.S. who will be authorized to receive mailings relating to that application. Comments due 1/2/13. (77 FR 71668, 12/3/12)
    AILA Doc. No. 12120342.
  • DOS Final Rule Repealing Regulations on Consular Role in Marriages (10/30/2012)
    DOS notice repealing its regulations on the consular role in marriages, located at 22 CFR Part 52. DOS is repealing the regulations because they are outdated and duplicative of other federal laws and regulations. (77 FR 65477, 10/29/12)
    AILA Doc. No. 12103061.
  • DOS Notice on Classifying Special Immigrant as Employee of U.S. Government Abroad (10/11/2012)
    DOS notice of information collection for petitioners claiming employment-based immigrant visa preference under section 203(b)(4) of the Immigration and Nationality Act on the basis of qualification as a “special immigrant.” Comments due 11/13/12. (77 FR 61815, 10/11/12)
    AILA Doc. No. 12101145.
  • DOS Notice on Terrorist Designation of Ansar al-Shari'a (10/5/2012)
    DOS notice from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton amends the 2010 designation of al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist entity to include the group alias called Ansar al-Shari’a. (77 FR 61046, 10/5/12)
    AILA Doc. No. 12100544.
  • DOS Notice Revoking Terrorist Designation for Mujahedin-e Khalq (10/4/2012)
    DOS notice from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton revoking the designation of the Mujahadin-e Khalq (MEK), and its aliases, as a Foreign Terrorist Organization pursuant to Section 219 (a)(6)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. (77 FR 60741, 10/4/12)
    AILA Doc. No. 12100445.
  • DOS Notice on 2014 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (9/28/2012)
    DOS notice on the congressionally mandated Diversity Immigrant Visa Program which is administered on an annual basis by the Department of State. For FY2014, 50,000 diversity visas (DV) will be available. (77 FR 59692, 09/28/12)
    AILA Doc. No. 12092863.
  • DOS Terrorist Designation for Haqqani Network (9/19/2012)
    DOS notice stating that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has designated the Haqqani Network (also known as HQN) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization Pursuant to Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. (77 FR 58203, 09/19/12)
    AILA Doc. No. 12091943.
  • DOS Final Rule on Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (Updated 9/17/12) (9/17/2012)
    DOS final rule addressing public comments regarding an interim final rule that made changes to the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services. This final rule became effective 02/02/12. (77 FR 57012, 09/17/12) (77 FR 5177, 02/02/12) (75 FR 36522, 06/28/10)
    AILA Doc. No. 10062566.
  • DOS Revokes Terrorist Designation for Nepal Communist Party (9/6/2012)
    DOS notice revoking terrorist designation of the Communist Party of Nepal, also known as United Revolutionary People’s Council or People’s Liberation Army of Nepal as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist pursuant to Executive Order 13224. (77 FR 54944, 09/06/12)
    AILA Doc. No. 12090641.
  • DOS Maintains Terrorist Designation for Jaish-e-Mohammed (8/30/2012)
    DOS notice stating that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has maintained the designation of the group Jaish-e-Mohammed as a foreign terrorist organization pursuant to Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. (77 FR 52783, 08/30/12)
    AILA Doc. No. 12083041.
  • DOS Notice on Authority of Visa Interview Waivers (8/29/2012)
    DOS notice on the Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs’ authority to determine that a visa interview waiver is necessary as a result of unusual or emergent circumstances, as provided under the Immigration and Nationality Act. (77 FR 52379, 08/29/12)
    AILA Doc. No. 12082941.
  • DOS Notice on Application for Consular Report of Citizen Birth Abroad (8/23/2012)
    DOS notice for public comment on the DS–2029, Application for Consular Report of Birth Abroad of a Citizen of the United States of America, which is used by citizens of the U.S. to report the birth of a child while overseas. Comments are due 10/22/12. (77 FR 51101, 08/23/12)
    AILA Doc. No. 12082342.
  • DOS Maintains Terrorist Designation for Hamas (8/1/2012)
    DOS notice stating that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has maintained the designation of the group Hamas as a foreign terrorist organization pursuant to Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. (77 FR 44307, 07/27/12)
    AILA Doc. No. 12080140.
  • DOS Notice on Information Collection for Form DS-5520 (7/25/2012)
    DOS proposed information collection notice on Form DS-5520 to validate an identity claim for a U.S. passport in the narrow category of cases in which evidence presented by an applicant is insufficient to establish identity. Comments are due by 8/1/12. (77 FR 39317, 07/02/12)
    AILA Doc. No. 12072547.
  • DOS Notice on Information Collection for Form DS-5513 (7/25/2012)
    DOS proposed information collection notice on Form DS-5513, Supplemental Questionnaire To Determine Entitlement for a U.S. Passport, to establish entitlement for a U.S. passport book or passport card. Comments are due by 8/1/12. (77 FR 39318, 07/02/12)
    AILA Doc. No. 12072545.
  • DOS Notice on Revised Information Collection for Form DS-7002 (7/2/2012)
    DOS revised information collection on Form DS-7002, Training/Internship Placement Plan, requesting comments from entities designated as sponsors of exchange visitor programs and U.S. businesses that provide training or internship opportunities. Comments are due by 7/6/12. (77 FR 33549, 06/06/12)
    AILA Doc. No. 12070246.
  • DOS Interim Final Rule on Exchange Visitor Summer Program (Updated 5/30/12) (5/30/2012)
    DOS notice with corrections to original notice with guidance of regulatory changes to Exchange Visitor Summer program to bolster regulations to protect the health, safety, and welfare of Summer Work Travel Program participants. Comments due 7/10/12. (77 FR 27593, 05/11/12) (77 FR 31724, 5/30/12)
    AILA Doc. No. 12051440.
  • DOS Notice of Public Meeting on FY2013 U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (3/30/2012)
    DOS notice of public meeting on the President’s FY2013 U.S. Refugee Admissions Program on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. The meeting’s purpose is to hear the views of attendees on the appropriate size and scope of the FY2013 U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. (77 FR 19408, 03/30/12)
    AILA Doc. No. 12033058.
  • DOS Notice on Consular Schedule of Fees (3/29/2012)
    DOS interim final rule amending the Schedule of Fees for consular services for NIV application processing fees, border crossing card application processing fees and immigrant visa application processing fees. Comments due 5/29/12. (77 FR 18907, 03/29/12)
    AILA Doc. No. 12032941.
  • DOS Terrorist Designation for Jemmah Anshorut Tauhid (JAT) (3/13/2012)
    DOS notice stating that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton designates Jemmah Anshorut Tauhid (JAT) as a foreign terrorist organization pursuant to Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. (77 FR 14854, 03/13/12)
    AILA Doc. No. 12031364.
  • DOS Terrorist Designation for Islamic Jihad Union (2/24/2012)
    DOS notice stating that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has designated the group Islamic Jihad Union as a foreign terrorist organization pursuant to Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. (77 FR 11186, 02/24/12)
    AILA Doc. No. 12022461.
  • DOS Notice on Consolidation of Refugee Case Records (2/7/2012)
    DOS notice on proposal to consolidate two existing systems of records, Refugee Case Records, State-59 and Refugee Processing Center Records, State-60, pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974. (77 FR 5865, 02/06/12)
    AILA Doc. No. 12020765.
  • DOS Terrorist Designation for Yassin Chouka (2/2/2012)
    DOS notice stating that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has designated Yassin Chouka as a specially designated global terrorist pursuant to section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001. (77 FR 5291, 02/02/12)
    AILA Doc. No. 12020263.
  • DOS Terrorist Designation for Monir Chouka (2/2/2012)
    DOS notice stating that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has designated Monir Chouka as a specially designated global terrorist pursuant to section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001. (77 FR 5291, 02/02/12)
    AILA Doc. No. 12020262.
  • DOS Terrorist Designation for Mevlut Kar (2/2/2012)
    DOS notice stating that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has designated Mevlut Kar as a specially designated global terrorist pursuant to section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001. (77 FR 5291, 02/02/12)
    AILA Doc. No. 12020261.
  • DOS Final Rule on Visa Validity Dates for L Visas (2/14/2012)
    DOS final rule on the issuance of L visas with validity periods based on the visa reciprocity schedule, whereas the current rule limits L visas to the petition validity period. Final rule is effective 2/14/12. (77 FR 8119, 2/14/12)
    AILA Doc. No. 12013164.
  • DOS Amended Terrorist Re-Designation for Aum Shinrikyo (1/30/2012)
    DOS notice stating that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton maintains the designation of Aum Shinrikyo (AUM) as a foreign terrorist organization pursuant to Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. (77 FR 4614, 01/30/12)
    AILA Doc. No. 12013070.
  • DOS Amended Terrorist Designation for Al-Qaeda in Iraq (1/26/2012)
    DOS notice stating that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton maintains the designation of Al-Qaeda in Iraq (and Islamic State of Iraq) as a foreign terrorist organization pursuant to Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. (77 FR 4082, 01/26/12)
    AILA Doc. No. 12012661.
 
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