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STATE RIN: 1400-AC36 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: Exchange Visitor Program--General Provisions 

Exchange Visitor Program--General Provisions--The Department of State is amending the general provisions (subpart A) of the existing Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) regulations. This section of the regulations establishes the procedures for designated program sponsors and addresses overall program administration. The regulations encompass technical changes to the general provisions and address public diplomacy and foreign policy concerns, including the Department's ability to monitor program sponsors and to ensure the safety and well-being of foreign nationals who come to the United States as program participants. The final rule was effective on January 5, 2015, and this rulemaking incorporates any changes based on the Interim Final Rule's public comments.

Agency: Department of State(STATE)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 22 CFR 62, subpart A     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: Mutual Educational and Cultural Act of 1961, Pub. L. 87-256    22 U.S.C. 2451 et seq.    sec. 102 of the Act, 22 U.S.C. 2452    sec. 101(a)(15)(J) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(J)    22 U.S.C. 2651a   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  09/22/2009  74 FR 48177   
Final Rule With Request for Comment  10/06/2014  79 FR 60294   
Final Rule  11/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Organizations  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.
Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Jennifer Nupp
Policy Analyst/Private Sector Exchange
Department of State
5th Floor, 2200 C Street NW,
Washington, DC 20522
Phone:202 632-9293
Fax:202 632-2701