DOS Final Rule Codifying Eligibility Criteria for Special Immigrant Visas for Service Abroad

DOS final rule codifying the eligibility criteria for special immigrant status for foreign nationals who have been employed by, and performed faithful service for, the U.S. government abroad for at least 15 years. Upon the effective date of the rule, certain criteria articulated in the Foreign Affairs Manual will no longer constitute “exceptional circumstances” for purposes of assessing special immigrant status qualification for such locally employed staff. The rule is effective 12/16/20. (85 FR 36323, 6/16/20)


22 CFR Part 42.34

[Public Notice: 11104]

RIN 1400–AE77

Visas: Special Immigrant Visas—U.S. Government Employee Special Immigrant Visas for Service Abroad

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Final rule.

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Cite as AILA Doc. No. 20061630.

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