Exchange Visitor Visa Programs Criticized in OIG Report

"State Department programs that bring foreign exchange students to the United States to work or attend school require urgent attention because students are being put at risk for abuse, according to a report from the federal Inspector General’s office. That’s because the State Department’s...

Advance Copy of DOS Interim Final Rule: Exchange Visitor Program – Summer Work Travel

"The Department of State (Department) published an initial interim final rule with request for comment on April 26, 2011 (see 76 Fed. Reg. 23177)(2011 IFR) to amend the regulatory requirements of the Summer Work Travel category of the Exchange Visitor Program. In this second interim final rule ...

Advance Copy of DOS Final Rule: Exchange Visitor Program – Fees and Charges

"The U.S. Department of State (Department) is revising regulations to increase the Application Fee for Sponsor Designation or Redesignation and the Administrative Fee for Exchange Visitor (J-1 Visa Holder) Benefits assessed for providing Exchange Visitor Program services, in order to recoup the...

DOS Final Rule: Exchange Visitor Program - Fees and Charges

"The U.S. Department of State (Department) is revising regulations to increase the Application Fee for Sponsor Designation or Redesignation and the Administrative Fee for Exchange Visitor (J–1 Visa Holder) Benefits assessed for providing Exchange Visitor Program services, in order to recoup...

Advance Copy of DOS Final Rule: Exchange Visitor Program Changes

"With this rulemaking, the Department of State is amending the general rules covering the Exchange Visitor Program that govern the designation of sponsors and the overall administration of the Program. This final rule encompasses technical changes to the general provisions and addresses public diplomacy...