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DHS/USCIS RIN: 1615-AB32 Publication ID: Fall 2007 
Title: Allocation of H-1B Visas Created by the H-1B Visa Reform Act of 2004 
Abstract: This interim rule implements certain changes made by the Omnibus Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2005, to the numerical limits of the H-1B nonimmigrant visa category and the fees for filing of H-1B petitions. This interim rule also notifies the public of the procedures U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will use to allocate the additional H-1B numbers made available pursuant to that Act. This rule further modifies USCIS premium processing regulations by providing authority to delay, suspend, or set an alternate date on which the 15-calendar-day premium processing period commences. 
Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Actions 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 8 CFR 103    8 CFR 214   
Legal Authority: PL 108-447    5 USC 301    5 USC 552    5 USC 552a    8 USC 1101   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  05/05/2005  70 FR 23775   
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  07/05/2005    
Withdrawn  11/07/2007    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
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RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Brian Hunt
Acting Chief, Business and Foreign Workers Division, Office of Policy and Strategy
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
20 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 1200,
Washington, DC 20529-2200
Phone:202 272-8377
Fax:202 272-1480