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DHS/USCBP RIN: 1651-AA77 Publication ID: Spring 2013 
Title: Implementation of the Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program 
Abstract: This rule amends Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations to implement section 702 of the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008 (CNRA). This law extends the immigration laws of the United States to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and provides for a joint visa waiver program for travel to Guam and the CNMI. This rule implements section 702 of the CNRA by amending the regulations to replace the current Guam Visa Waiver Program with a new Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program. The amended regulations set forth the requirements for nonimmigrant visitors who seek admission for business or pleasure and solely for entry into and stay on Guam or the CNMI without a visa. This rule also establishes six ports of entry in the CNMI for purposes of administering and enforcing the Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program. 
Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 8 CFR 100.4; 8 CFR 212.1; 8 CFR 233.5; 8 CFR 235.5; 19 CFR 4.7b; 19 CFR 122.49a 
Legal Authority: PL 110-229, sec 702 
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  PL 110-229  11/04/2008 
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  01/16/2009  74 FR 2824 
Interim Final Rule Effective  01/16/2009   
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  03/17/2009   
Technical Amendment; Change of Implementation Date  05/28/2009  74 FR 25387 
Final Action  06/00/2014   
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 1651-AA81 
Agency Contact:
Hui Won
Program Manager
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20229
Phone:202 344-4084
Email: hui.won@cbp.dhs.gov

 
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