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STATE RIN: 1400-AD96 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: ●Visas: Classification of Immediate Family Members as A, C-3, G, and NATO Nonimmigrants  

This rule amends the definition of immediate family for purposes of A, C-3 (aliens in transit under INA 212(d)(8)), G, and NATO visa classifications in two ways:  (1) it revises the requirements for unmarried adult sons and daughters age 21 or older to be eligible for these visa classifications, and (2) clarifies for purposes of G-4 visa classification that the international organization employing the principal alien determines which immediate family members the international organization will recognize as part of the family for the purpose of benefits.  Furthermore, this rule permits qualified immediate family members of A-1, A-2, G-1, G-2, G-3, and G-4 nonimmigrants to be independently classified as NATO-1, NATO-2, NATO-3, NATO-4, NATO-5, and NATO-6. 

Agency: Department of State(STATE)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 22 CFR 41   
Legal Authority: 22 U.S.C. 2651a    8 U.S.C. 1104    Pub. L. 105-277    8 U.S.C. 1185 note   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Final Rule  11/00/2016 
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