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STATE RIN: 1400-AE14 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: Visas: Documentation of Nonimmigrants Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, as Amended 

This regulation change allows the Department to authorize an immediate family member of an alien properly classified as an A-1, A-2, G-1, G-2, G-3, or G-4 principal nonimmigrant to obtain a different nonimmigrant visa, maintain current nonimmigrant visa status, or change to a different nonimmigrant visa status without being restricted to the principal’s A-1, A-2, G-1, G-2, G-3, or G-4 nonimmigrant visa category.  Recent cases involving changes of status have led to increased interest in revising the A/G required rule to provide the Department discretion in its application, with the goal of avoiding potential bilateral irritants.

Agency: Department of State(STATE)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: None     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 22 U.S.C. 2651a    8 U.S.C. 1104    Pub. L. 105–277    8 U.S.C. 1185 note   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Withdrawn  09/16/2019 
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:
Arian Attar
Department of State
Washington, DC 20520
Phone:202 485-7638