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DHS/USCIS RIN: 1615-AA56 Publication ID: Spring 2017 
Title: K Nonimmigrant Classification; Legal Immigration Family Equity (LIFE) Act  

Section 1103 of the Legal Immigration Family Equity Act (LIFE), Public Law 106-553, finalizes the interim rule that created a new nonimmigrant classification under Immigration and Nationality Act section 101(a)(15)(K) for the spouses and children of U.S. citizens who have pending immigrant visa applications. This rule establishes this classification in DHS regulations, including creating filing and adjudication procedures, as well as procedures for adjusting status from this new nonimmigrant classification to that of a lawful permanent resident.

Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 8 CFR 212    8 CFR 214    8 CFR 245    8 CFR 248    8 CFR 274a     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 106-553   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory    12/21/2000 
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  08/14/2001  66 FR 42587   
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  10/15/2001    
Final Rule  To Be Determined 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Merged with 1615-AB95 
Agency Contact:
Phillip Elder
Associate Counsel
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
20 Massachusetts Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20529
Phone:202 272-1400
Fax:202 272-1405