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1998

  • DOS Rule on NATO Immigrant Classification (12/11/1998)
    This final rule amends the DOS's regulations to comply with new statutory authority. The rule extends fourth preference special immigrant classification to civilian employees of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) provided they meet certain qualifying criteria.
    AILA Doc. No. 98121158.
  • Final Rule on Visas: Grounds of Ineligibility (11/24/1998)
    This rule finalizes the interim rule published 12/29/97 (62 FR 67564) and implements sections of
    AILA Doc. No. 98112459.
  • Nigeria; Determination Under Presidential Proclamation (11/18/1998)
    The suspension of entry into the United States as immigrants and nonimmigrants of persons who formulate, implement or benefit from policies that impede Nigeria's transition to democracy is no longer necessary.
    AILA Doc. No. 98111856.
  • Libya Passport Restrictions (11/18/1998)
    All United States passports are declared invalid for travel to, in, or through Libya unless specifically validated for such travel. This restriction has been renewed yearly because of the unsettled relations between the United States and the Government of Libya and the possibility of hostile acts against Americans in Libya.
  • Extension of Passport Validity (11/9/1998)
    DOS, Bureau of Consular Affairs, announcement of passport validity for selected countries. Slovenia and Taiwan have now been added to this list.
    AILA Doc. No. 98110957.
  • Foreign Passports Validity (10/9/1998)
    This Public Notice updates the list of countries that have concluded agreements with the Government of the United States. By so agreeing the country in question effectively extends the validity period of the foreign passport an additional six months
    AILA Doc. No. 98100959.
  • DOS Final Rule on NIV Applications and Fees (10/2/1998)
    DOS final rule, with one amendment, adopting the interim rule published at 63 FR 24107, 5/1/98, relating to the waiver of visa fees for a nonimmigrant alien who will be engaged in charitable activities in the U.S. (63 FR 52969, 10/2/98) AILA Doc. No. 98100260.
    AILA Doc. No. 98100260.
  • Documentation of Nonimmigrants and Immigrants (9/11/1998)
    This rule combines several minor corrections or updating of current nonimmigrant visa regulations with the deletion of several immigrant visa regulations that are inoperative as a result of the repeal or expiration of the underlying provisions of law.
    AILA Doc. No. 98091158.
  • Exchange Visitor Policy (8/7/1998)
    The USIA announces its policy regarding requests for waiver of the two-year home country physical presence requirement set forth in Section 1182(e) of the Immigration and Nationality Act based upon the applicant's assertion that fulfillment of such requirement is not possible due to the loss of home country citizenship.
    AILA Doc. No. 98080790.
  • Overstay Rule Correction (7/6/1998)
    This DOS document confirms as a final rule the interim rule published on January 7,
    AILA Doc. No. 98070657.
  • Exchange Fee Visitor Rule (6/26/1998)
    The USIA adopts a fee sufficient for it to recover the full cost of its administrative processing of requests for waiver of the two-year return to the home country requirement set forth in Section 212(e) of the INA. This interim rule is effective June 26, 1998.
    AILA Doc. No. 98062658.
  • DOS on Nonimmigrant Fee Waiver (5/1/1998)
    This interim DOS rule results from a recent amendment to the law. It permits the Secretary of State to waive the visa fees for a nonimmigrant alien who will be engaged in charitable activities in the United States.
    AILA Doc. No. 98050159.
  • DOS State Department Nationality Procedures Final Rule Correction (4/24/1998)
    This document contains corrections to the final regulations published in the Federal Register of Wednesday, June 12, 1996 (61 FR 29651). The regulations related to State Department Nationality Procedures.
    AILA Doc. No. 98042458.
  • DOS Interim Rule on Border Crossing ID Cards (4/7/1998)
    The rule provides authority for DOS consular officers to issue to Mexican citizens who are residents of Mexico a combined B-1/B-2 visa and border crossing card (B-1/B-2 Visa/BCC) as a stand-alone card containing a machine-readable biometric identifier. Canadian BCCs are also discussed.
    AILA Doc. No. 98040759.
  • DOS Rule on 212(o) (4/6/1998)
    DOS is removing the regulation that implemented section 212(o) of the INA. Congress allowed INA 212(o) to sunset as of September 30, 1997.
    AILA Doc. No. 98040659.
  • DOS on Refused NIVs (3/17/1998)
    DOS Porposed Rule that formalizes the non-acceptance-for-six-months policy with respect to a new application from an alien whose prior NIV application has been refused under the provisions of INA 214(b).
    AILA Doc. No. 98031758.
  • NAFTA Final Rule on Investors/Traders (3/3/1998)
    This rule finalizes the interim regulations published 12/28/93 concerning two nonimmigrant business visa classifications, treaty traders and investors and intracompany transferees, and promulgates new regulations for a category for professionals under INA section 214(e),
    AILA Doc. No. 98030358.
  • DOS on Religious Workers (1/29/1998)
    DOS Final Rule on Immigrant Religious Workers. This rule extends the special visa to those qualifying religious workers who enter the United States by September 30, 2000.
    AILA Doc. No. 98012900.
  • DOs on Immigrant Relatives (1/29/1998)
    DOS Final Rule on calculation of immigrant relatives for yearly limit on immigration entrants.
    AILA Doc. No. 98012959.
  • DOS Interim Rule on Nonimmigrants (1/7/1998)
    DOS Interim Rule on nonimmigrant visas. This rule outlines the procedures for the issuance of new nonimmigrant visas in the applicant's native country for instances when a person has overstayed in the United States. Waivers for 'extraordinary circumstances' are also discussed.
    AILA Doc. No. 98010759.