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DHS/USCBP RIN: 1651-AB08 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Electronic Visa Update System 

This rule amends the Department of Homeland Security regulations to establish the Electronic Visa Update System program. The program will allow for the periodic collection of updated biographic and other information from nonimmigrant aliens who hold a passport issued by an identified country containing a U.S. nonimmigrant visa of a designated category. Persons subject to the regulations must comply with program requirements in order to maintain the validity of their visa and to travel to the United States.  

Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Economically 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 212.1    8 CFR 214.1    8 CFR 215    8 CFR 273.3   
Legal Authority: 6 U.S.C. 202    8 U.S.C. 1103    8 U.S.C. 1184    8 U.S.C. 1185   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Final Rule  10/20/2016  81 FR 72481   
Final Rule Effective  10/20/2016 
Final Rule Comment Period End  01/18/2017 
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 
Agency Contact:
Suzanne Shepherd
Director, Electronic System for Travel Authorization
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20229
Phone:202 344-2073