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  • DOS Regulation on Religious Workers (12/27/2000)
    State Dept. amends 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)
    State Dept. will designate posts that will require payment of the $50 Affidavit of Support assistance fee prior to the consular officer's assessment of the sufficiency of the affidavit. (65 FR 78094, 12/14/00).
    AILA Doc. No. 00121401.
  • DOS Delays Post Designations for Fee Changes (12/14/2000)
    The Department of State's previously-published designation of posts to collect immigrant visa fees under a new procedure is stayed until January 1, 2001. Also, posts that will collect Affidavit of Support fees are designated. (65 FR 78243, 12/14/00).
    AILA Doc. No. 00121404.
  • DOS Delays Collection of Affidavit of Support Fee (12/14/2000)
    Collection of the Department of State's new affidavit of support processing fee is stayed until January 1, 2001. (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 January 1, 2001. (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.
  • Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan Designated Terrorist Organization (9/25/2000)
    The State Dept. has designated The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan as a foreign terrorist organization. (65 FR 57641, 9/25/00) AILA Doc. No. 00092501.
    AILA Doc. No. 00092501.
  • DOS Names Posts for IV Fee Pre-Payment (9/8/2000)
    The State Dept. names the 10 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)
    The State Dept. proposes to initially implement at only 10 posts a requirement that immigrant visa applicants pay the processing fee prior to formal application. Other posts would be added later. (65 FR 54412, 9/8/00)
    AILA Doc. No. 00090801.
  • DOS Imposes Fee on Form I-864 (9/7/2000)
    The State Dept. announces 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.
  • Visa Fees Waived for B-1 UN Observers (8/30/2000)
    State Dept. is expanding its waiver visa application and issuance fees for diplomats to include B-1 visas for members of observer missions to the United Nations. (65 FR 52306, 8/29/00)
    AILA Doc. No. 00082902.
  • Consuls Authorized to Accept H-2A Petitions from DOL (8/30/2000)
    Consuls are authorized to accept petitions from Dept. 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.
  • Delegation of Authority for J-1 Programs (5/15/2000)
    Authority over designation of exchange visitor programs is delegated 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)
    Effective immediately, the DOS will charge 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, 4/14/2000)
    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)
    State Dept. 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. [Federal Register: March 17, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 53)]
    AILA Doc. No. 00032108.
  • DOS Regulations for Q-2 (Walsh) Visa (3/21/2000)
    DOS regulations describe the process 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. [Federal Register: March 17, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 53)]
    AILA Doc. No. 00032106.
  • DOS Limits Refundabilty of Passport Fees (3/16/2000)
    Per recent amendment to Passport Act, application fees will be not refunded on basis of nonentitlement to passport. Refunds due only when fee was collected in error. Rule effective May 15 unless adverse comment received by Apr 17. (65 FR 14211, 3/16/00)
    AILA Doc. No. 00031601.
  • $50 Fee Proposed for Affidavit of Support (3/14/2000)
    State Department proposes to establish 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 April 12. (65 FR 13253, 3/13/00)
    AILA Doc. No. 00031301.
  • DOS Halts Implementation of New Exchange Visitor Fees (1/5/2000)
    State Department 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.