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  • DOS Extends Religious Worker Validity Until 9/30/03 (12/27/2000)
    DOS final rule amending its regulations to indicate that an immigrant visa for a religious worker (other than a minister of religion) can bear a validity date no later than 9/30/03, the new sunset date for the religious worker provisions. (65 FR 80744, 12/22/00)
    AILA Doc. No. 00122704.
  • Consular Posts May Charge Affidavit of Support Fees (12/14/2000)
    DOS final rule amending the immigrant visa regulations to add a fee of $50 for assistance in the preparation of a required Affidavit of Support due prior to the consular officer's assessment of the sufficiency of the affidavit. Comments due by 2/12/01. (65 FR 78094, 12/14/00)
    AILA Doc. No. 00121401.
  • DOS Identifies Initial Ten Posts for New Consular Fee Processing (12/14/2000)
    DOS public notice that identifies the ten posts for participation in the initial stage of a new immigrant visa processing fee payment system and for processing a new fee for assistance with the affidavit of support. (65 FR 78243, 12/14/00)
    AILA Doc. No. 00121404.
  • DOS Delays Collection of Affidavit of Support Fee (12/14/2000)
    DOS interim rule staying the amendment to the schedule of fees for the affidavit of support processing fee until 1/1/01. (65 FR 78093, 12/14/00)
    AILA Doc. No. 00121403.
  • DOS Delays IV Fee Procedure Change (12/14/2000)
    The Department of State's previously-published change in the process to collect the immigrant visa fees is stayed until 1/1/01. (65 FR 78094, 12/14/00)
    AILA Doc. No. 00121402.
  • DOS Proposes J Waiver Application Data Sheet (11/20/2000)
    Department of State announces a 60-day comment period on a proposed information collection form regarding J waiver applications. (65 FR 69799, 11/20/00)
    AILA Doc. No. 00112002.
  • DOS Designates Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan as Terrorist Organization (9/25/2000)
    DOS has designated the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan as a foreign terrorist organization. (65 FR 57641, 9/25/00)
    AILA Doc. No. 00092501.
  • DOS Names Posts for IV Fee Pre-Payment (9/8/2000)
    DOS names the ten posts where a new rule requiring applicants to pay the processing fee prior to formal application will be implemented. (65 FR 54598, 9/8/00)
    AILA Doc. No. 00090802.
  • DOS Will Phase-In IV Fee Pre-Payment (9/8/2000)
    DOS proposes to initially implement at only ten posts a requirement that immigrant visa applicants pay the processing fee prior to formal application. Other posts would be added later. Comments are due by 11/7/00. (65 FR 54412, 9/8/00)
    AILA Doc. No. 00090801.
  • DOS Imposes Fee on Form I-864 (9/7/2000)
    DOS final rule announcing that a $50 fee will be imposed on all I-864 Affidavits of Support sent to petitioners by the NVC or overseas posts after 10/1/00. The fee does not apply to I-864s filed with INS. (65 FR 54148, 9/7/00)
    AILA Doc. No. 00090701.
  • DOS Interim Rule Waiving Visa Fees for B-1 UN Observers (8/30/2000)
    DOS interim rule expanding its waiver visa application and issuance fees for diplomats to include B-1 visas for members of observer missions to the United Nations. Rule is effective 8/29/00. (65 FR 52306, 8/29/00)
    AILA Doc. No. 00082902.
  • DOS Interim Rule Adding DOL for Approval of H-2As (8/30/2000)
    DOL interim rule authorizing consuls to accept petitions from the Department of Labor for the issuance of H-2A visas, in accordance with regulation changes previously published by DOL and INS. 65 FR 52305 (8/29/00)
    AILA Doc. No. 00082901.
  • DOS Delegation of Authority for J-1 Programs (5/15/2000)
    DOS notice, transferring authority over designation of exchange visitor programs to the Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs. (65 FR 31048, 5/15/00)
    AILA Doc. No. 00051504.
  • DOS Imposes Fees for J-1 Program Services (4/14/2000)
    DOS final rule adopting fees sufficient to recover the full cost of administrative processing, with fees for J-1 program services ranging from $43 for nonroutine IAP-66 handling, to $198 for program extensions, changes and reinstatements, to $799 for program designations. (65 FR 20083, 4/14/00)
    AILA Doc. No. 00041401.
  • DOS Redelegates J Visa Authority (3/27/2000)
    Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs redelegates duties relating to J Visa exchange visitor program. (65 FR 16238, 3/27/00)
    AILA Doc. No. 00032701.
  • DOS Designates Walsh Visa Administrator (3/21/2000)
    DOS interim rule designates Logicon, Inc. to administer the Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program visa ('Walsh Visa') program, with duties to include identification of employers for job training opportunities and certification of individuals to participate. (65 FR 14763, 3/17/00)
    AILA Doc. No. 00032108.
  • DOS Regulations for Q-2 (Walsh) Visa (3/21/2000)
    DOS interim rule with regulations for obtaining a Q-2 visa under the Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program, for certain nationals of Northern Ireland and some counties of Republic of Ireland to develop job and conflict resolution skills. (65 FR 14768, 3/17/00)
    AILA Doc. No. 00032106.
  • DOS Limits Refundabilty of Passport Fees (3/16/2000)
    DOS final rule replacing the existing fee charged for each passport issued, that is refunded when a passport is not issued, with a non-refundable fee and refunds will only occur when the fee is collected in error. Rule effective 3/15/00. (65 FR 14211, 3/16/00)
    AILA Doc. No. 00031601.
  • DOS Proposed for Fee for Affidavit of Support (3/14/2000)
    DOS proposed rule to establish a fee of $50 for review of Form I-864 (Affidavit of Support). Fee is per sponsor; no additional fee required for essentially duplicative affidavits. Comments due by 4/12/00. (65 FR 13253, 3/13/00)
    AILA Doc. No. 00031301.
  • DOS Halts Implementation of New Exchange Visitor Fees (1/5/2000)
    DOS delays indefinitely the effective date of USIA’s interim final rule (62 FR 51894, 9/27/99) establishing user fees for certain Exchange Visitor Program requests. (65 FR 352, 1/5/00)
    AILA Doc. No. 00010505.
 
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