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STATE RIN: 1400-AD17 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Visas: Documentation of Nonimmigrants Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, as Amended 

As a result of this rule, a passport and a visa will be required of a British, French, or Netherlands national, or of a national of Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica, or Trinidad and Tobago, who has residence in British, French, or Netherlands territory located in the adjacent islands of the Caribbean area, or has residence in Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica, or Trinidad and Tobago, if the alien is proceeding to the United States as an agricultural worker. Fraud and security concerns have plagued this geographic area, and the previous rule allowing temporary workers from these countries to enter United States without a visa presented a vulnerability. Temporary workers from these countries now require H-2A visas to enter the United States.

Agency: Department of State(STATE)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 22 CFR 41   
Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1104    Pub. L. 105-277    8 U.S.C. 1185 note   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  02/04/2016  81 FR 5906   
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  04/04/2016 
Final Rule  01/00/2017 
Additional Information: Includes Retrospective Review under E.O. 13563.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: No  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 
Agency Contact:
Paul-Anthony Magadia
Visa Specialist
Department of State
Washington, DC 20520
Phone:202 485-7641