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STATE RIN: 1400-AC36 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Exchange Visitor Program--General Provisions 

The U.S. Department of State is preparing a Final Rule following review of comments submitted in response to an Interim Final Rule with Request for Comment (filed March 28, 2023) for Subpart A (General Provisions) of 22 CFR part 62 (Exchange Visitor Program regulations), the regulations that apply to sponsors the Department of State designates to conduct international educational and cultural exchange programs. The Department of State is making administrative changes to the regulations to include providing sponsors two new options: (1) Using digital signature software to sign Certificates of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status (Forms DS-2019) and (2) electronically transmitting Forms DS-2019.

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   
Interim Final Rule  03/28/2023  88 FR 18249   
Interim Final Rule Effective  04/27/2023 
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  05/30/2023 
Final Rule  11/00/2023 
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.
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RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Elizabeth Dickerson
Department of State
Washington, DC 20520
Phone:202 634-4797