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|Publication ID: Spring 2021
|Title: ●Waiver of Personal Appearance and In-Person Oath Requirement for Certain Immigrant Visa Applicants Due to COVID-19
This temporary final rule (TFR) provides flexibility for consular officers to waive the personal appearance of certain repeat immigrant visa applicants who were approved for an immigrant visa in the same classification and on the same basis as the current application on or after September 1, 2019. It also gives consular officers discretion to allow this subset of immigrant visa applicants to subscribe to the accuracy of the contents of their application under oath in writing rather than in person before a consular officer. This TFR is effective during the period while the COVID-19 outbreak is declared a National Emergency and expires 180 days after its termination.
|Agency: Department of State(STATE)
|Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
|RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda
|Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage
|Unfunded Mandates: No
|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. 1101 et seq.
|Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
|Government Levels Affected: Federal
|Small Entities Affected: 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
Department of State
Washington, DC 20520