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DHS/USCIS RIN: 1615-AB95 Publication ID: Spring 2017 
Title: Immigration Benefits Business Transformation, Increment II: Nonimmigrant Classes 

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is amending 8 CFR part 214 to provide the Agency with the flexibility to move toward electronic filing and adjudication, away from using paper forms, and to remove impediments to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) accepting and processing electronic submissions. This rule is intended to provide the public with simpler, better organized regulatory requirements for each nonimmigrant classification and to remove regulatory and procedural hurdles to the USCIS business transformation initiative. In addition, through this rule, DHS is finalizing four interim final rules, addressing public comments received on those rules, and making changes to the other sections of 8 CFR part 214, including provisions promulgated in those interim rules. The four interim final rules being finalized include rules affecting the H-1B (RIN 1615-AB68), H-1C (RIN 1615-AA35), K (RIN 1615-AA56), and V (RIN 1615-AA53) nonimmigrant classes.

Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 8 CFR 103    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: 5 U.S.C. 301    5 U.S.C. 552    5 U.S.C. 552a    8 U.S.C. 1101    8 U.S.C. 1103   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Final Rule With a Request for Comments  To Be Determined 
Additional Information: CIS# 2505-11. RINs 1615-AA35, 1615-AA53, 1615-AA56, and 1615-AB68 will be merged under this rule, RIN 1615-AB95. Includes Retrospective Review under Executive Order 13563.
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: Related to 1615-AB83, Related to 1615-AA35, Related to 1615-AA53, Related to 1615-AA56, Related to 1615-AB68 
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