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DHS/USICE RIN: 1653-AA87 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Removal of Obsolete Procedures and Requirements Related to F, M, and J Nonimmigrants 

This rule removes procedures governing F, M, and J nonimmigrants that have become unnecessary since the implementation of the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) in 2003. These changes were necessary to alleviate confusion by the public, improve clarity, remove obsolete procedures and requirements used before the implementation of SEVIS or during the transition to SEVIS, and correct outdated terminology. Additionally, some sections were redesignated to provide a sequential flow of the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) regulations. This rule is consistent with Executive Order 14058, which directs agencies to take actions that improve service delivery and customer experience by decreasing administrative burdens, enhancing transparency, and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of government.

Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 8 CFR 214   
Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(F)    8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(J)    8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(M)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  12/12/2022  87 FR 75891   
Interim Final Rule Effective  12/12/2022 
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  01/11/2023 
Correction to the Interim Final Rule  08/09/2023  88 FR 53761   
Final Rule  10/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Sharon Hageman
Deputy Assistant Director
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
500 12th Street SW, Mail Stop 5006,
Washington, DC 20536
Phone:202 732-6960