RIN Data

STATE RIN: 1400-AE64 Publication ID: Fall 2018 
Title: ●Visas; Refusal Procedures for Visas  

This rule revises the Department’s adjudication procedures to allow for suspension of visa issuance, under section 243(d) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. 1253(d),, when a country has been sanctioned for denying or delaying accepting an alien subject to a final order of removal from the United States. This rule also updates Department regulations requiring consular officers to issue or refuse a visa, once the application is fully executed. This change clarifies consular officer authority to suspend issuance, consistent with section 243(d), and promotes consistency in the Department’s immigrant and nonimmigrant refusal regulations and procedures. This rule also removes an obsolete provision from nonimmigrant visa procedures regarding assessment of an alien’s ineligibility before an application has been made.

Agency: Department of State(STATE)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda   Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Fully or Partially Exempt 
CFR Citation: None     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: INA 243(d)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Final Rule  12/00/2018 
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:
Amy Granger
Department of State
600 19th St NW , SA-17 11th Floor Room 106A ,
Washington, DC 20006
Phone:202 420-9627
Email: grangerah@state.gov