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STATE RIN: 1400-AE11 Publication ID: Fall 2018 
Title: Schedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and Consulates--Visa Services Fee Changes 

This rule is promulgated to implement the Adoptive Family Relief Act (the Act), which allows for the waiver or refund of fees relating to the renewal or replacement of an immigrant visa for certain already-adopted children, where the adopted child was unable to use his or her initially issued immigrant visa as a direct result of extraordinary circumstances. 

The Department is also amending its regulations regarding immigrant visa application procedures to cover new technologies, application forms, and procedures that have been implemented in recent years. 

Agency: Department of State(STATE)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: None     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1101 note, 1153 note, 1183a note, 1201(c), 1351, 1351 note, 1714, 1714 note    10 U.S.C. 2602(c)    11 U.S.C. 1157 note    22 U.S.C. 214, 214 note, 1475e, 2504(a), 2651a, 4201, 4206, 4215, 4219, 6551    31 U.S.C. 9701   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  10/00/2018 
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:
Robert Schlicht
Department of State
Washington, DC 20522
Phone:202 486-6685