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  • DOS Advises on Y2K Related Issues at Consular Offices (12/27/1999)
    DOS advises of Consular activities in expectation of possible problems from the Y2K computer bug.
    AILA Doc. No. 99122702.
  • DOS Cable on Signed I-864 Part of Packet III Submission (12/13/1999)
    A signed and notarized I-864 Affidavit of Support is now required as part of the Packet III submission in family-based cases, to make the applicant documentarily qualified for Packet IV issuance. The form need not be otherwise fully completed.
    AILA Doc. No. 99121373.
  • DOS Cable on Visa Changes from Macau's Reversion to China (12/13/1999)
    As of 12/20/99, Macau will become chargeable to the PRC for IV purposes and will cease to be eligible for the DV program (including DV-99), as a result of the reversion of Macau to Chinese authority. Minimal impact on NIV processing is expected.
    AILA Doc. No. 99121372.
  • DOS Instructs Posts on IV Packets (12/8/1999)
    A State Dept. cable instructs posts to refuse IV applicants until they provide photos usable for I-551 cards, and emphasizes the need for a 'c/o' line on addresses in the U.S. where the applicant will not be the principal resident.
    AILA Doc. No. 99120801.
  • Clearances for Cubans Applying in Havana (12/6/1999)
    DOS cable on security clearance procedures for Cubans applying in Havana are revised, requiring different levels of clearance depending upon whether the applicant is a senior government or Communist party official, a lesser employee, or a private citizen of Cuba.
    AILA Doc. No. 99120674.
  • Clearance Procedures Reduced for Certain Cases (12/6/1999)
    DOS Cable on participants in US Government-sponsored programs who are under the export control exclusion of 212(a)(3)(A)(i)(II) are subject only to the Eagle Mantis clearance (10-day wait) as opposed to the Donkey Mantis (advisory opinion) clearance procedure.
    AILA Doc. No. 99120673.
  • List of Foreign Terrorist Organizations Revised (12/6/1999)
    Three organizations have been deleted from the list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations (Khmer Rouge, DFLP and FPMR/D), and one has been added (Al-Qa'ida).
    AILA Doc. No. 99120672.
  • DOS Memo on Admissibility and Unlawful Presence (12/4/1996)
    Department of State Cable Number 10 discusses 'admission,' unlawful presence, and the new bars to admission. AILA Doc. No. 96120480.
    AILA Doc. No. 96120480.
  • DOS on Inspected Entrants from Canada Treated Same as D/S (10/20/1999)
    DOS Cable: A State Department Advisory Opinion indicates that, for purposes of INA §212(a)(9) bars, a Canadian or Commonwealth citizen residing in Canada who entered the U.S. with inspection but was not issued an I-94 should be treated the same as an F-1 or J-1 in duration of status. AILA Doc. No. 99102090.
    AILA Doc. No. 99102090.
  • USIA Merges With DOS (10/6/1999)
    Effective October 1, 1999, the United States Information Agency (USIA) merged with the Department of State (DOS).
    AILA Doc. No. 99100658.
  • DOS Cable on DV-99 Lottery Quota Reached (9/23/1999)
    Sept. 17, 1999 DOS cable on Diversity Visa Lottery (DV-99). All 55,000 visa numbers for the diversity visa lottery year(DV-99) that ends on September 30, 1999 have been allocated and there are no additional numbers available.
    AILA Doc. No. 99092358.
  • DOS Cable on Kenya Reciprocity Change (8/20/1999)
    Department of State (DOS) cable on revised reciprocity for B1 and B2 visas for Kenya.
    AILA Doc. No. 99082058.
  • USIA Guidance on Exchange Visitor Program regulations (7/23/1999)
    Letter to Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates on 22 CFR 514.27(e)(3) extensions for alien physicians sitting for specialty/subspecialty certification examinations.
    AILA Doc. No. 99072359.
  • Iran Sanctions and Visa Eligibility (7/19/1999)
    Department of State cable clarifying regs on implementation of Iranian sanctions.
    AILA Doc. No. 99071991.
  • DOS Cable re Consolidated Summary of INA 222(g) (7/19/1999)
    AILA Doc. No. 99071990.
  • DOS on 221(g) vs. 212(a)(4) Findings (5/26/1999)
    This May 24, 1999 DOS cable reminds posts when a finding under INA 221(g) should be made versus a finding of 212(a)(4) and suggests how posts might set priorities in dealing with subsequent efforts to overcome 221(g) and 212(a)(4) findings.
    AILA Doc. No. 99052659.
  • DOS Cable 99-State-095509 (May 24, 1999) (5/24/1999)
    DOS on INA §221(g) vs. INA §212(a)(4)
    AILA Doc. No. 99052491.
  • DOS Advises on H-1B/H-4 Visas (5/21/1999)
    The following are February 9 and February 24, 1999 letters to AILA member Sheela Murthy from Jeffrey Gorsky, Advisory Opinion Division (DOS) regarding H-1B/H-4 visas. The letters respond to Ms. Murthy's inquiries about when a following-to-join visa may be issued.
    AILA Doc. No. 99052158.
  • DOS on Sierra Leone IV Processing in Dakar (4/30/1999)
    April 16, 1999 DOS Cable regarding immigrant visa processing in Dakar for Sierra Leone immediate relative visa cases.
    AILA Doc. No. 99043058.
  • DOS Cable on Genetic Testing Results (4/30/1999)
    March 12, 1999 DOS Cable on genetic testing results and their meaning in visa processing.
    AILA Doc. No. 99043059.
  • DOS Summary of Changes in Special Processing Requirements (3/25/1999)
    Feb. 10, 1999 DOS cable summarizing the recent changes to special processing requirement for certain national groups.
    AILA Doc. No. 99032559.
  • Processing NIV Applications From Non-Resident Third-Country Nationals (3/23/1996)
    DOS March 23, 1996, cable on 'Processing NIV Applications From Non-Resident Third-Country Nationals'.
    AILA Doc. No. 96032359.
  • DOS Cable on 1999 Women's Soccer World Cup (2/23/1999)
    Feb. 12, 1999 DOS cable announcing that the United States will host the 1999 Women's World Cup from June 19 through July 10, 1999.
    AILA Doc. No. 99022359.
  • DOS Cable on Tanzania Reciprocity Change (2/18/1999)
    Jan. 22, 1999 DOS cable on the visa reciprocity schedule change for Tanzania.
    AILA Doc. No. 99021869.
  • DOS Cable 99-State-025434 (Feb. 10, 1999)(65 KB - 2/10/1999)
    DOS Summary of Changes in Special Processing Requirements. AILA Doc. No. 99021091.
    AILA Doc. No. 99021091.